Australia Day harbour cruises for 2021

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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

CruiseLengthPriceWhere to book
Australia Day Dinner and Fireworks Cruise on Sydney Harbour3 hours$130Viator
Sydney Harbour Australia Day Lunch and Ferrython Cruise3 hours$120Viator
Australia Day Cruise on Proclaim4 hours$110AnyBoat
Australia Day Charter Cruise on Ballymagirl4 hours$1,590 per charterAnyBoat
Australia Day Charter Cruise On Pisces4 hours$4,885 per charterAnyBoat
Australia Day Charter Cruise on Spectre6 hours$3,960 per charterAnyBoat
Australia Day Charter Cruise On Infinity Pacific8 hours$27,500AnyBoat

More about these cruises:

Australia Day Dinner and Fireworks Cruise on Sydney Harbour

Australia Day Dinner and Fireworks Cruise on Sydney Harbour from Viator

Highlights:

  • Viewing deck to watch the fireworks
  • Buffet-style dinner
  • On-board bar and entertainment
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Sydney Harbour Australia Day Lunch and Ferrython Cruise

Sydney Harbour Australia Day Lunch and Ferrython Cruise from Viator

Highlights:

  • Carvery buffet with seafood served to your table
  • Tea and coffee
  • Licensed bar
  • Indoor seating and outdoor deck
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Australia Day Cruise on Proclaim

Australia Day Cruise on Proclaim from AnyBoat

Highlights:

  • Prime harbour position
  • Cruise departs from Circular Quay at 10am
  • Includes morning tea, lunch and dessert
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Australia Day Cruise On Ballymagirl

Australia Day Cruise On Ballymagirl from AnyBoat

Highlights:

  • Private charter for 12 guests
  • Meals prepared on board by chef
  • Viewing deck 
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Australia Day Cruise On Pisces 

Australia Day Cruise On Pisces  from AnyBoat

Highlights:

  • Private charter for 25 people
  • Deluxe food and beverage package prepared by on-board chef
  • Service crew on board
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Australia Day Charter Cruise on Spectre 

Australia Day Charter Cruise on Spectre  from AnyBoat

Highlights:

  • Private charter for 10 people
  • Skipper included
  • Whole day on the harbour
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Australia Day Charter Cruise On Infinity Pacific

Australia Day Charter Cruise On Infinity Pacific from AnyBoat

Highlights:

  • Private charter for 50 people, ideal for larger groups
  • Swimming platform
  • Catered meals
  • Skipper and crew included
  • Whole day on the yacht with views of Sydney Harbour
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Australia Day harbour cruises in Melbourne

CruiseLengthPriceWhere to book
Yarra River Wine and Cheese Cruise1.5 hours$440 for six peopleFinder.com.au

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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

CruiseLengthPriceWhere to book
Midday Surfers Paradise River Cruise1.5 hours$25Finder.com.au
Gold Coast Sunset Cruise2 hours$79Viator

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Gold Coast Sunset Cruise

Gold Coast Sunset Cruise from Viator

Highlights:

  • Sunset views
  • Snacks and two glasses of sparkling wine
  • Option to enjoy a gourmet seafood dinner on board
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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

CruiseLengthPriceWhere to book
River Cruise with Koala Sanctuary Tour1.5 hour river cruise

3-hour visit at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

$85RedBalloon

More information about this cruise

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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Looking to save on Australia Day cruises? See what's available

Deal

Up to 48% off holiday packages

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select dates until December 2022. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more.
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Up to $1,500 off 2022 Europe river cruises w/flexibilty

Verified Today Expires 30 Sep 2021
Cruise to places including Vienna, Prague, Paris, Amsterdam and more. Available on cruises in 2022 with flexibility until 60 days prior to departure.
Deal

3rd and 4th guests sail free

Verified Yesterday Expires 30 Sep 2021
Plus up to USD$400 OBCs on select voyages in 2022 and 2023 when you book a Mini-Suite or Suite. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong and more. T&Cs apply.
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Australia cruises from $99

Verified Yesterday Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on cruises in 2022-2023. Destinations include Melbourne, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is for a 2-day cruise from Brisbane-Sydney.
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Up to 30% off 10-night New Zealand cruise

Verified 5 days ago Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on 12 February 2023 departing from Sydney with Royal Caribbean Cruises. Includes onboard meals. T&Cs apply.
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Up to 30% off 9-night Tasmania cruise

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on 9 November 2022 departing from Brisbane with Royal Caribbean. Includes onboard meals. T&Cs apply.
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3+ nights Australia cruises from $403

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select travel dates from December 2021 - September 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Moreton Island and more. Sample rate is for a comedy cruise from Brisbane with P&O Cruises.
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Up to USD$1,000 OBC on worldwide cruises with Princess Cruise Lines

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select travel dates from January - December 2022 departing from Melbourne and Sydney. Destinations include Kangaroo Island, Adelaide, Hobart, Auckland, Wellington and more.
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Up to 30% off cruises with Norwegian Cruise Line

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select cruises from December 2021 - December 2022. Destinations include Bermuda, Bahamas, Mexico and more.
Deal

Free drinks and Wi-Fi on cruises

Expires 24 Sep 2021
Available on select cruises sailing for 5 nights or more. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 64% off Australia cruises

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select dates from December 2021 - September 2022 departing from Sydney with Carnival Cruises. Destinations include Cairns, Port Douglas, Moreton Island, Hobart and more.
Deal

Up to $4,000 bonus value on 12-night Hawaii cruise with flights

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available for departure on 21 October 2023 with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Package includes return airfare departing from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth, pre-cruise accommodation, onboard meals and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to $1,000 off per couple on 15-day Europe cruise + flights

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available for departure on 2 November 2022. Package includes return flights departing from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney or Perth, onboard meals and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 10% off 2022 cruises

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on cruises in 2022 when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Peru, India and more. T&Cs apply.
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Up to $3,500 off 2022 cruises and rail trips

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select travel dates when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include Russia, Italy and more. T&Cs apply.
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Greece: Blue Star Ferries tickets from EUR€20

Available on select travel dates for economy class. T&Cs apply.
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Greece: 20% off trips with Blue Star Ferries

Available on economy class on select travel dates. T&Cs apply.
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13-day New Zealand cruise from $1,399

Expires 30 Nov 2021
Available for travel on 20 February 2022 departing from Sydney. Includes accommodation and onboard meals.
Deal

Free drinks and Wi-Fi on cruises

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Plus get flexible bookings on cruises until 30 September 2022. Destinations include Bahamas and Caribbean. Cruises depart from Miami and Orlando. T&Cs apply.
Deal

3+ nights last-minute cruises from USD$180

Available on select travel dates with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night Caribbean cruise with MSC. Destinations include Australia, Japan, Vietnam, Italy, Alaska and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to $1,500 off 2023 cruises

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select cruises to France, Danube, Paris, Portugal and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to 10% off advance purchases

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on cruises in 2023 when you pay in full within 3 days of booking. Destinations include France, Amsterdam, Brussels, Budapest and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Up to $1,500 off Europe cruises

Expires 30 Sep 2021
Available on select voyages in 2022. Destinations include France, Prague, Amsterdam, Paris and more. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Australia and New Zealand cruises from USD$228

Available on select dates in 2021-2022 with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line and more. Sample rate is for a 3-night cruise with Carnival Cruises.
Deal

Up to 50% off sailing adventures

Expires 31 Dec 2021
Available on select travel dates to Croatia, Greece, Egypt, London, Turkey, Italy, France and more.
Deal

Up to 50% off river cruises

Available on select travel dates. Destinations include Egypt, London, Morocco, Jordan, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Brussels and more.

Popular Cruises coupon codes

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2 Aug 2021 13-day New Zealand cruise from $1,399 NZC****
25 Aug 2021 Up to 48% off holiday packages ********
21 Sep 2021 Up to $1,500 off 2022 Europe river cruises w/flexibilty ********
20 Sep 2021 3rd and 4th guests sail free ********
20 Sep 2021 Australia cruises from $99 ********

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