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Australia Day Harbour Parade Cruise

Quick Details

  • BYO Food
  • Licensed bar onboard.
  • Departs Darling Harbour – Aquarium Wharf at 12:15pm
Child (4-15)
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)

The colourful aquatic spectacle of the Australia Day Sydney Harbour Program is back in 2023!

The world’s most beautiful harbour city will mark Australia Day in style. The day to day working harbour is transformed and takes centre stage for a host of activities on the water and in the sky, with the Australia Day activities all starting and finishing on or around this spectacular stage.

Returning to the harbour are some of the day’s most symbolic and historic events, as well as some new and exciting activities perfect for boaties and those enjoying summer outdoors along the foreshore.

The always spectacular Tall Ships Race, Harbour Parade, Australia Day Regatta and Defence aerial displays over one of the world’s most recognised and beautiful deep-water harbours are key highlights.

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 acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and waterways on which our business operates.
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