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Best Australia Day harbour cruises

Celebrate this Australia Day on the water.

Searching for a fantastic way to mark Australia Day? Take to the seas on a themed harbour cruise.

Whether you’re seeking adventure or just want to relax, themed cruises come with all the trimmings, making them an easy option for celebrating the public holiday.

With less than a week to go until the big day, these are the Australia Day harbour cruises you can still book.

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Australia Day harbour cruises in Sydney

CruiseLengthPrice
Australia Day cruise with eats and drinks4 hours$50
Australia Day Evening Cruise3.5 hours$69
Australia Day Cruise with Lunch4 hours$69
Dinner and Fireworks Cruise with BBQ and Bar Onboard (Drinks not included)3 hours$70
Australia Day Cruise on Proclaim4 hours$95
Australia Day Sydney Harbour Cruise3 hours$99
Sydney Harbour Australia Day Lunch and Ferrython Cruise3 hours$105
Dinner and Fireworks Cruise with Buffet Dinner3 hours$109
Tall Ships Race or Fireworks Cruise with BBQ Buffet and Drinks4 hours$139
Afternoon Social Sail with BYO Food and Drink4 hours$150
Tall Ships Race Cruise with BBQ Buffet and Drinks4 hours$190
Australia Day Harbour Cruise with Lunch and Drinks7 hours$255

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Australia Day cruise with eats and drinks

Australia Day cruise with eats and drinks from Scoopon

  • Spend Australia Day on the harbour to see the iconic sights with buffet style lunch.
  • 4-hour cruise that departs at 11:45am and returns at 3:45pm
From AUD

$49.00 per person

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Australia Day Evening Cruise

Australia Day Evening Cruise from Groupon

Highlights:

  • This is a 3.5-hour cruise that captures the Sydney Harbour fireworks at 9pm and includes food and drinks.
  • Cruise departs at 6:15pm with choice of pick-up or drop-off at Casino Wharf, Darling Harbour, Pirrama Road or Pyrmont, Sydney.
From AUD

$69.00 per person

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Australia Day Cruise with Lunch

Australia Day Cruise with Lunch from Groupon

Highlights:

  • Board on MV Supercat catamaran for 4-hour cruise with lunch.
  • Cruise starts for check-in at 9:45am and boards at 10:15am.
From AUD

$69.00 per person

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Dinner and Fireworks Cruise with BBQ and Bar Onboard (Drinks not included)

Dinner and Fireworks Cruise with BBQ and Bar Onboard (Drinks not included) from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • Spend Australia Day on the harbour with a three-course Aussie barbeque and onboard drinks (available for purchase).
  • 2.5-hour cruise that captures the Sydney Harbour fireworks at 9pm.
  • Cruise departs from Pyrmont at 6:30pm and returns at 9:45pm.
From AUD

$70.00 per person

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Australia Day Cruise on Proclaim

Australia Day Cruise on Proclaim from AnyBoat

Highlights:

  • This is a 4-hour cruise around Sydney Harbour.
  • Cruise departs from Circular Quay at 10am.
From AUD

$95.00 per person

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Australia Day Sydney Harbour Cruise

Australia Day Sydney Harbour Cruise from Viator

Highlights:

  • Spend Australia Day on the harbour and enjoy the views of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  • This is a 3-hour cruise.
  • Cruise departs from Darling Harbour at 10:30am.
From AUD

$99.00 per person

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Sydney Harbour Australia Day Lunch and Ferrython Cruise

Sydney Harbour Australia Day Lunch and Ferrython Cruise from Viator

Highlights:

  • This 3-hour cruise includes seafood and carvery buffet lunch and refreshments.
  • Cruise departs from Walsh Bay at 10:15am.
From AUD

$105.00 per person

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Dinner and Fireworks Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Dinner and Fireworks Cruise with Buffet Dinner from Viator

Highlights:

  • This 3-hour cruise through Sydney Harbour includes live entertainment and a buffet-style dinner onboard.
  • Boarding is 6:45pm for a 7pm sail and includes a water view of the fireworks display.
From AUD

$109.00 per person

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Tall Ships Race or Fireworks Cruise with BBQ Buffet and Drinks

Tall Ships Race or Fireworks Cruise with BBQ Buffet and Drinks from Viator

Highlights:

  • Glide past the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge on an authentic tall ship on Australia Day.
  • Two sailings available 11am (for the tall ships race) and 5pm (for the Australia Day fireworks).
  • Cruise includes an Australian barbeque with beverages.
From AUD

139.00 per person

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Afternoon Social Sail with BYO Food and Drink

Afternoon Social Sail with BYO Food and Drink from AnyBoat

Highlights:

  • Sail on Sydney Harbour with just 10 other passengers on a four-hour sail.
  • BYO food and drinks (including alcohol) on board.
  • Cruise departs from Lavender Bay at 10:30am and return at 2:30pm.
From AUD

$150.00 per person

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Tall Ships Race Cruise with BBQ Buffet and Drinks

Tall Ships Race Cruise with BBQ Buffet and Drinks from City Discovery

Highlights:

  • Sail Sydney Harbour on an authentic tall ship and join in a tall ships race.
  • Catch the Australia Day fireworks from your view on the water at 9pm.
  • Cruise includes an Australian barbeque dinner and unlimited wine, bubbly, beer and soft drinks.
  • Sailing options are at 6pm and 6:15pm. The total sailing time is four hours.
From AUD

$190.00 per person

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Australia Day Harbour Cruise with Lunch and Drinks

Australia Day Harbour Cruise with Lunch and Drinks from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • This 7-hour cruise includes lunch and refreshments.
  • Cruise departs from Darling Harbour at 10am.
From AUD

$255.00 per person

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Australia Day harbour cruises in Melbourne

CruiseLengthPrice
Afternoon Cruise from Docklands with Food and Drinks for Purchase3 hours$25
Sunset Cruise from Docklands with Food and Drinks for Purchase3 hours$30
Australia Day Melbourne Showboat Cruise3 hours$35

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Afternoon Cruise from Docklands with Food and Drinks for Purchase

Afternoon Cruise from Docklands with Food and Drinks for Purchase from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • Board the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat for an entertaining Australia Day cruise departing from Melbourne’s Docklands.
  • This 3-hour cruise departs at 2:30pm sharp and includes live entertainment, with food and drinks available to purchase on board.
  • Sail from Docklands to Williamstown, Port Melbourne and St Kilda Beach.
From AUD

$25.00 per person

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Sunset Cruise from Docklands with Food and Drinks for Purchase

Sunset Cruise from Docklands with Food and Drinks for Purchase from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • Board the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat and catch sunset over the harbour for Australia Day.
  • This 3-hour cruise departs at 7:30pm sharp and includes live entertainment , with food and drinks available to purchase on board.
  • Sail from Docklands to Williamstown, Port Melbourne and St Kilda Beach.
From AUD

$30.00 per person

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Australia Day Melbourne Showboat Cruise

Australia Day Melbourne Showboat Cruise from Viator

Highlights:

  • This 3-hour Melbourne Showboat cruise includes live music with food and drinks available to purchase on board.
  • Sail from Yarra River to Port Phillip Bay and pass through Docklands to Williamstown, Port Melbourne and St Kilda Beach.
From AUD

$35.00 per person

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Australia Day harbour cruises on the Gold Coast

CruiseLengthPrice
Lunch Cruise with Buffet and Drinks for Purchase1.5 hours$29
Sunset Cruise for 2 including Nibbles and Sparking2 hours$158

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Lunch Cruise with Buffet and Drinks for Purchase

Lunch Cruise with Buffet and Drinks for Purchase from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a lunch canal, river and broadwater cruise on Australia Day.
  • You’ll see the mansions and helicopters of the rich and famous, the Nerang River, the Gold Coast’s Marina Mirage and Southport Yacht Club.
  • Lunch is served on board. Refreshments are available for purchase.
From AUD

$29.00 per person

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Sunset Cruise for 2 including Nibbles and Sparking

Sunset Cruise for 2 including Nibbles and Sparking from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • Spend Australia Day relaxing on a sailing cruise departing from Gold Coast’s Main Beach.
  • This 2-hour cruise offers two departures: 12pm and 5pm.
  • Sparkling wine, cheese, crackers and fruit snacks are included in your trip.
From AUD

$158.00 for two

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Australia Day river cruises available in Brisbane

CruiseLengthPrice
See The Best of Brisbane with River City Cruises90 minutes$29
Sightseeing River Cruise with Entry to Lone Pine5 hours$73

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See The Best of Brisbane with River City Cruises

See The Best of Brisbane with River City Cruises from Viator

Highlights:

  • Spend Australia Day touring the city on this 1.5-hour sightseeing tour.
  • Highlights of the cruise include Kangaroo Point Cliffs, City Centre and the Story Bridge.
From AUD

$29.00 per person

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Sightseeing River Cruise with Entry to Lone Pine

Sightseeing River Cruise with Entry to Lone Pine from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • This 5-hour cruise boards at 9:30am from the Cultural Centre Pontoon and returns at 3:30pm.
  • Travel 19 kilometres upstream Brisbane River to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
  • Ferry includes entry into Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
From AUD

$73.00 per person

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