Australia Day Tall Ships’ Dinner, Race & Fireworks

Each year on January 26th the world’s most beautiful harbour turns it on for Australia Day. Sydney Harbour comes alive on Australia Day. Vessels of all shapes and sizes decorated with colour and flags create a wonderful spectacle on the harbour.

Join us on board one of our authentic tall ships for an unmatched view of the on-water activities. Get involved in our fun tall ships race followed by a BBQ dinner, drinks and the magnificent Australia Day fireworks display.

The evening race between our two authentic tall ships – the mighty Southern Swan and the Soren Larsen gives you the opportunity to get involved and help the crew sail your ship to victory. Our tall ships took part in the official 1988 Bi-Centennial Re-enactment, so it is fitting that they play a key role in Sydney’s Australia Day festivities to celebrate everything that’s great about our nation – with you on board!

The competition for the big silver trophy and bragging rights will be fierce. Master v Master – Crew v Crew – Ship v Ship!  This will be a battle of extraordinary skill and cunning. A fun race where the winner takes all.

During the cruise, entertainment will be provided by live musicians creating a delightful atmosphere on board the ship. This is one of our most fun and best value cruises of the year and it always sells out.

Note: The timing and vessel positioning for viewing the fireworks is dependent on the official Australia Day Council of NSW program. This is subject to change outside our control.

Cruise Highlights

Four hour Sydney Harbour cruise & tall ships race at twilight. See the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and more from our traditional tall ship.

Take part in the Australia Day Tall Ships Race!

Watch the Australia Day fireworks.

Departs at 5:00pm on January 26th from Campbell's Cove, The Rocks. Boarding is 15 minutes prior to departure.
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Delicious & generous barbeque buffet: Scotch fillet steak, king prawns, sausages and chicken skewers served with four salads.
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All bubbly, wines, beers, soft drinks, juices and water included.

FREE Mast Climb valued at $50.

Sydney Harbour Australia Day Dinner Cruise Prices

Adult: $250 Early bird offer: $190

Child (4-14): $190.00

Sorry - no Children under 4 on this cruise.

Optional Extras

Mast Climb Challenge

Climbing the mast on a tall ship is an unforgettable experience like no other. Step outside your comfort zone to climb high above the ship to enjoy the ultimate views of Sydney Harbour.

Safety is our priority. Our trained crew will coach you on the climb, and you’ll be wearing a full body harness complete with a fall arrest system. Ascend with the confidence of Jack Sparrow himself!

Note: For your safety when undertaking a Mast Climb challenge we ask that participants do not drink alcohol before a climb. Feel free to celebrate your achievement with a drink after you have scaled the heights to admire one of the most spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.