Best Australia Day harbour cruises

Celebrate this Australia Day on the water.

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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
Sydney Sightseeing Cruise2 hour$15
Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise2 hours$30
1-day Hop On Hop Off Pass with My Fast Ferry1 day$35
Australia Day Cruise3 hours$45
Australia Day Cruise with My Fast Ferry3 hours$49
2-day Hop On Hop Off Pass with My Fast Ferry2 days$50
Australia Day Cruise Fireworks with My Fast Ferry5.5 hours$65
Australia Day Cruise with fireworks3 hours$69
Australia Day Cruise with Magic Cruises4 hours$75
Australia Day Cruise with Lunch4.5 hours$89
Australia Day Cruise on Proclaim4 hours$110
Australia Day Sydney Harbour Cruise4 hours$99
Sydney Harbour Australia Day Lunch and Ferrython Cruise3 hours$105
Tall Ships Race or Fireworks Cruise with BBQ Buffet and Drinks4 hours$139
Australia Day Tall Ship Race with Dinner4 hours$190

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Sydney Sightseeing Cruise

Sydney Sightseeing Cruise from My Fast Ferry

Highlights:

  • This is a 1-hour sightseeing cruise around Sydney Harbour.
  • Cruise departs from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.
  • Price from $15

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Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise from My Fast Ferry

Highlights:

  • This is a 2-hour sightseeing cruise around Sydney Harbour.
  • Cruise departs from Circular Quay, Manly, Darling Harbour and Watson Bay.
  • Price from $30

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1-day Hop On Hop Off Pass with My Fast Ferry

1-day Hop On Hop Off Pass with My Fast Ferry from My Fast Ferry

Highlights:

  • This is a 1-day hop on hop off cruise around Sydney Harbour available on Australia Day.
  • Price from $35

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Australia Day Cruise

Australia Day Cruise from Groupon

Highlights:

  • This is a 3-hour cruise around Sydney Harbour.
  • Cruise departs from King St Wharf 4, Darling Harbour at 10:30 a.m.
  • Price from $45

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Australia Day Cruise with My Fast Ferry

Australia Day Cruise with My Fast Ferry from My Fast Ferry

Highlights:

  • This is a 3-hour cruise around Sydney Harbour with Ferrython Cruise.
  • Cruise departs from Manly Wharf 2 at 9:40 a.m.
  • Price from $49

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2-day Hop On Hop Off Pass with My Fast Ferry

2-day Hop On Hop Off Pass with My Fast Ferry from My Fast Ferry

Highlights:

  • This is a 2-day hop on hop off cruise around Sydney Harbour with various departure locations.
  • Price from $50

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Australia Day Cruise Fireworks with My Fast Ferry

Australia Day Cruise Fireworks with My Fast Ferry from My Fast Ferry

Highlights:

  • Watch the fireworks on Australia Day at Sydney Harbour with this 5.5-hour cruise.
  • Cruise departs from Circular Quay Wharf 2 at 6:55pm.
  • Price from $65

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Australia Day Cruise with fireworks

Australia Day Cruise with fireworks from Groupon

Highlights:

  • This is a 3-hour cruise onboard catamaran with fireworks view around Sydney Harbour.
  • Cruise departs from King St Wharf 9, Darling Harbour at 7 p.m.
  • Price from $69

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Australia Day Cruise with Magic Cruises

Australia Day Cruise with Magic Cruises from Groupon

Highlights:

  • This is a 4-hour cruise around Sydney Harbour.
  • Cruise departs from King St Wharf, Jetty 6 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Price from $75

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Australia Day Cruise with Lunch

Australia Day Cruise with Lunch from Groupon

Highlights:

  • A 4.5-hour cruise aboard the Constellation with buffet lunch.
  • Cruise departs from King St Wharf 7,8 or 9.
  • Price from $89

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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.
  • Price from $110

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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.
  • Price from $99

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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.
  • Price from $105

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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.
  • Price from $139

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Australia Day Tall Ship Race with Dinner

Australia Day Tall Ship Race with Dinner from finder.com.au

Highlights:

  • This 4-hour cruise includes dinner and refreshments.
  • Cruise departs from Darling Harbour at 5:15 p.m.
  • Price from $190

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Australia Day harbour cruises in Melbourne

CruiseLengthPrice
Australia Day Melbourne cruise3 hours$40

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Australia Day Melbourne cruise

Australia Day Melbourne 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.
  • Price from $40

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Australia Day harbour cruises on the Gold Coast

CruiseLengthPrice
Lunch Cruise with Buffet and Drinks for Purchase1.5 hours$25

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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.
  • Price from $25

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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$80

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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.
  • Price from $29

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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.
  • Price from $80

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