Top 7 River Cruises in Sydney

Sit back and enjoy the magnificent scenery, as your cruise boat glides along the peaceful rivers around Sydney and takes you on an impressive tour across the beautiful Sydney Harbour,encompassing 240 kilometres of shoreline. Cruising is fantastic value for money and you can enjoy a friendly and relaxed cruise where age is no barrier.

sydney river cruise

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Hawkesbury River Cruise

Against the backdrop of the 200 million year old Hawkesbury Sandstone National Park, you will cruise the remarkable waterways of Broken Bay, Cowan Waters and Pittwater. Take an afternoon tea cruise or a buffet lunch cruise and be sure to listen for the sounds of whip birds, kookaburras and sea eagles.  

Parramatta River Cruise

Your cruise will wind its way through 23 kilometres of the main tributary that feeds Sydney Harbour. You will pass historical Cockatoo Island, a former prison and reformatory and with a shoreline dotted with mangroves, you can cruise this peaceful waterway and take in the scenery on your way to the suburb of Parramatta.

Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise

Cruising the Harbour will give you access to an exciting number of land activities, all on the one ticket. Visit the Sydney Aquarium, and see WILD LIFE Sydney, where you can get up close with Australia’s unique creatures. Your ticket also includes a breathtaking ride on Sydney Tower Eye with panoramic 360 degree views. Cruises will depart from Circular Quay and guide you on a Harbour journey, taking in all the famous landmarks, as well as the popular seaside resort of Manly.

Georges River Cruise

Cruise picturesque Botany Bay and the historic Georges River whilst enjoying lunch or dinner as you discover the hidden side of Sydney.

Sydney Harbour Dinner & Sunset Cruise

Be dazzled by the lights of Sydney as you enjoy dinner and a spectacular sunset aboard a luxurious floating restaurant. You will be waited upon by dedicated staff and there will be a sumptuous range of gourmet delights for you to choose from, prepared by internationally renowned chefs. Be in awe of the amazing floodlit icons of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Nepean River Cruise

The spectacular Nepean River Gorge scenic cruise winds its way through lesser known regions, past towering sandstone cliffs, abundant wildlife and cascading waterfalls. Cruise right up to the serene Warragamba Dam and be amazed that this untouched area is so close to Sydney.

Special Event Cruise

For a romantic weekend away or even a quick overnight getaway, http://www.cruiseabout.com.au can meet all your needs. All the necessary things like gourmet catering, flowers and chocolates will be taken care of. Cruises can also be arranged to cover a wide range of special events like wedding packages, Christmas buffet dinner, hens parties, long lunches and of course, New Year’s Eve. For a little more indulgence and pampering, luxury 5 star super yacht chartersis another option.

sydney river harbour cruise

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Sydney Harbour is dotted with expensive homes but also retains large tracts of nature reserves in the Sydney Harbour National Park, providing an ideal environmental balance for the Harbour. You can sit back and relax as you cruise past exclusive Point Piper and Double Bay and then glide under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Darling Harbour, Sydney’s favourite spot for entertainment. Cruising the rivers of Sydney will take you to places you never knew existed.

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