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Australia Day Fireworks Cruise

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  • Licensed bar onboard.
  • Departs Darling Harbour – Aquarium Wharf at 6:30pm
Australia Day - Fireworks Cruise on Sydney Harbour Departing from Darling Harbour
Child (4-15)
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Reflect. Respect. Celebrate

As the sun sets over Sydney on Australia Day, My Fast Ferry and Fantasea Cruising invite you to join us onboard our flagship catamaran Ocean Dreaming 2 for a twilight cruise on Sydney Harbour, marking a fitting finale to our national day. The Australia Day Fireworks Cruise promises to inspire and offer hope after a challenging couple of years.

Some of the country’s brightest musical stars will bring to life a host of well-known Aussie smash hit songs at the Opera House. See the line up here.

See choreographed pyrotechnics and maritime manoeuvres, featuring a flotilla of lit vessels, jet skis, fly boarders and a parachute display as the concert finale of spectacular fireworks and light displays will illuminate Sydney’s most iconic landmarks and harbour and showcase Sydney to the world.

Australia Day live program includes:

6:30pm to 7:30pm – Pre-concert entertainment
– Heritage and Working Boats Parade of vessels that call Sydney home
– NSW Australians of the Year do a loop of Circular Quay by boat
– Aussie classic hits sing along
7:30pm to 9:30 pm — Concert live and televised around the country
7:30pm — Welcome to Country performance
8:00pm — Tug and Yacht Ballet performed by a flotilla of maritime vessels
8:20pm — Sunset Ceremony featuring performances by special guests and a dazzling lighting and fireworks spectacle
8:45pm — Tribute to Opera sung by special guest and choir, accompanied by a stunning yacht ballet and lighting display, jet skis and fireworks
9:00pm — Quay-wide party with an exciting on-water show and fireworks
9:15pm — Spectacular finale with live musical medley of Australian classics synchronised with jet skis, flyboards and a breathtaking lighting and fireworks display.

Vessel Features

My Fast Ferry and Fantasea Cruising have large fleets of modern and comfortable catamarans, with viewing areas spread out over multiple levels.

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We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.

Rated "Excellent" by 200+ Travellers!

Memorable Whale Watching Experience

"It was an absolutely great whale watching experience. We saw a lot of humpback whales and dolphins. Beautiful day. Staffs were very friendly. The boat was large, comfy and clean. It was really enjoyable and I'll definitely come back. :)"

– Yinzhi L. via TripAdvisor
Great Cruise!

"Amazing view of the lights without the crowds. The boat was clean and comfortable and not over crowded. Lots of room to move about and get photos. All the staff were friendly and pointed out things of interest. Highly recommended!"

– rickyandrobyn via TripAdvisor
Great Whale Experience!

"We had a great morning with the Fantasea crew and saw a lot of humpback whales, really amazing experience. The staff was friendly and the facilities very good. We would definitely go again!"

– Rebekka K. via TripAdvisor
A Lovely Evening Cruise

"Great deal booked online and a really lovely 1 1/2 hrs cruising the harbour. We enjoyed the outdoor deck upstairs, but the inside area was just beautiful for those who preferred to be inside. Staff were lovely and overall experience was terrific. We were blessed with the weather... would highly recommend!"

– Kerrilyn H. via TripAdvisor