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Australia Day harbour cruises for 2022

Celebrate this Australia Day on the water.

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Searching for a way to spend the Australia Day public holiday? Take to the seas on a day cruise in your city.

Whether you're seeking an upbeat cruising experience or you just want to relax, here are your Australia Day harbour cruise options for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

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Australia Day harbour cruises in Sydney

CruiseInclusionsLengthPriceWhere to book
Australia Day Cruise on Magic Cruises
  • Standing buffet
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • DJ onboard
3 hours$70 per personGroupon
Australia Day Cruise Fireworks Cruise
  • Standing buffet
  • Unlimited soft drinks
  • DJ onboard
3 hours$70 per personGroupon
Australia Day Sydney Harbour Cruise
  • Lunch
  • Unlimited drinks
  • Live music
4 hours$139 per personViator
Australia Day Cruise on Proclaim
  • Gourmet lunch
  • Drinks and dessert
4 hours$110 per personAnyboat
Private Australia Day Cruise on Catalpa
  • Skipper and crew
  • Allowed BYO food and drinks
4 hour$600 per hourAnyboat
Private Australia Day Cruise on Sea Monkey
  • Skipper and crew
5 hours$725 per hourAnyboat
Private Australia Day Cruise on Morpheus
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Catering
4 hours$900 per hourAnyboat
Sighteseeing Cruise
  • Commentary onboard
1.5 hours$25 per personRedBalloon
Private Night Cruise on Sydney Harbour for 2
  • Skipper and crew
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
1 hour$499 for 2 peopleRedBalloon
Private Sunset Harbour Cruise for 5
  • Experienced captain
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Cheese platter
  • Allowed BYO food and drinks
2 hours$799 for 5 peopleRedBalloon
Private Sydney Harbour Cruise for 6
  • Antipasto plate
  • Drinks
2 hours$1,500 for 6 peopleRedBalloon

Our top pick:

Australia Day Fireworks Cruise

Australia Day Fireworks Cruise from Groupon

Highlights:

  • Viewing deck to watch the fireworks
  • Buffet-style dinner
  • On-board bar and entertainment
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Australia Day harbour cruises in Melbourne

CruiseInclusionsLengthPriceWhere to book
Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise
  • Coffee and tea
  • Commentary onboard
1 hour$30 per personRedBalloon
Melbourne River Cruise
  • Licensed bar
  • Entertainment onboard
1.5 hours$35 per personGroupon
Yarra River Sightseeing Cruise
  • Coffee and tea
  • Commentary onboard
2 hours$45 per personRedBalloon
Yarra River Wine and Cheese Cruise
  • Cheese platter
  • Bottle of wine
  • Skipper and crew
1.5 hours$440 for 6 peopleFinder

Our top pick:

Yarra River Wine and Cheese Cruise 

Yarra River Wine and Cheese Cruise  from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • Cruise on a premium luxury vessel
  • Cheese platter and a bottle of wine 
  • Private skipper
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Australia Day harbour cruises on the Gold Coast

CruiseInclusionsLengthPriceWhere to book
Sightseeing Cruise
  • Commentary onboard
1.5 hours$29 per personRedBalloon
Midday Surfers Paradise River Cruise
  • Licensed bar
  • Snacks
1.5 hours$32 per personFinder
Gondola Cruise for 2
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Entertainment onboard
1.5 hours$305 for 2 peopleRedBalloon
Scenic River Cruise
  • Plate of nibbles
  • Drinks
  • Commentary onboard
1.5 hours$39 per personRedBalloon

Our top pick:

Midday Surfers Paradise River Cruise

Midday Surfers Paradise River Cruise from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • Open sundeck and indoor seating
  • Cruise past Gold Coast hotspots
  • Complimentary snacks and alcohol available to purchase on board
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Australia Day harbour cruises in Brisbane

CruiseInclusionsLengthPriceWhere to book
Morning River Cruise
  • Devonshire tea
  • Commentary onboard
1.5 hours$33 per personRedBalloon
Afternoon River Cruise
  • Commentary onboard
1.5 hours$33 per personRedBalloon
River Cruise with Lunch
  • Devonshire tea
  • Commentary onboard
  • Lunch
1.5 hours$69 per personRedBalloon
River Cruise with Koala Sanctuary Tour
  • Commentary onboard
  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary entry
1.5-hour river cruise

3-hour visit at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

$85 per personRedBalloon
Moreton Bay Sailing Trip
  • Morning tea
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Skipper and crew
  • Activities like boom netting, stand up paddle boarding and floating aqua mat
5 hours$119 per personRedBalloon

Our top pick:

River Cruise with Koala Sanctuary Tour

River Cruise with Koala Sanctuary Tour from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • On-board cafe
  • Ferry includes entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Travel 19 kilometres upstream Brisbane River to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
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Australia Day harbour cruises in Perth

CruiseInclusionsLengthPriceWhere to book
Scenic Pirate Cruise
  • Skipper and crew
45 minutes$24 per personRedBalloon
Fremantle Cruise
  • Lunch with drinks
  • Commentary onboard
  • Dessert
TBC$80 per personRedBalloon

Our top pick:

Fremantle Cruise

Fremantle Cruise from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the view of Swan River
  • Seasonal lunch with drinks
  • Commentary and entertainment onboard
View details

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Up to 50% off whale watching cruise experience

Verified 3 days ago Expires 8 Jul 2022
Available on select dates until 13 November 2022 with Sydney Princess Cruises. Buffet breakfast or barbecue lunch included.
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Expires 31 Jul 2022
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Up to 15% off local activities

Available on select dates on activities including day tours, skydiving, hot air ballooning, attraction passes and cruises. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Cairns, Canberra, Brisbane, Hobart and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $300. Activities include winery tours, getaways, high teas, spas, sightseeing cruises, helicopter flights and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select travel dates in 2022. Includes sightseeing cruises, tours, attraction passes and more.
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Available on select dates when you spend a minimum of $250. Activities include indoor skydiving, sightseeing cruises, hot air ballooning, getaways, jet boat rides, spa treatments and more. T&Cs apply.
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Plus kids go free on select activities including skydives, sightseeing cruises, tours and helicopter flights. Destinations include Queenstown, Auckland, Franz Josef, Taupo, Milford Sound and more.
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Up to $400 OBC worldwide cruises

Expires 31 Aug 2022
Available on select cruises from 2022–2023 on destinations including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Alaska, Europe and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select dates in 2022–2023 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.
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Verified Yesterday Expires 30 Jun 2022
Available for departure on 21 or 28 April 2023. Includes 7-night glacier experience cruise with Royal Caribbean and a 2-night stay at Ramada By Wyndham Vancouver Downtown.
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18-day Caribbean cruise with flights from $3,999

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