Best Vantage Points To Watch Australia Day Harbour Events

Spectator boats offer best views of on-water events
Sydney Harbour enlivens with on-water events on Australia Day

Australia Day 2024 is just around the corner, and Sydney is gearing up to commemorate this national day! For those looking to enjoy the festivities and special events held in Sydney, choosing the perfect vantage point is key to an enjoyable experience!

Well, your search ends here– Clearview Australia Day cruises have been a sought-after choice for years now, and for all the good reasons.

Whether it's a lunch cruise or an evening dinner cruise, the advantages are many. The highlight is, of course, enjoying the Australia Day events in the comfort of a premium glass boat – the newest one on Sydney Harbour!

The expansive Main Deck of the glass boat, featuring floor-to-ceiling surround windows, offers 360° views of the stunning harbour events. You can also enjoy the Australia Day festivities from the Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge and the open Sky Deck of the vessel.

Here are the events you can see on the lunch cruise:

  • 12:45 pm - 02:00 pm - Harbour Parade
  • 11:55 am - 12:05 pm - Midday Salute
  • 12:00 pm - 12:10 pm - Air Force Roulettes (New)
  • 12:10 pm - 12:30 pm - Ferrython
  • 12:15 pm - 12:25 pm - Maritime Mayhem
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Navy Helicopter Flag Display
  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Tall Ships Race
  • 01:30 pm – 188th Australia Day Regatta

Enjoy the following events during the dinner cruise:

7:30pm - 09:30pm- Australia Day Live + Lit Vessels Parade + Fireworks Show

Other Vantage Points In & Around Sydney Harbour:

Circular Quay

Circular Quay is the main epicentre of festivities and celebrations on Australia Day in Sydney. This vibrant area hub offers excellent vantage points to watch Australia Day events including the Ferrython, Harbour Parade, Royal Air Force Roulettes' aerial display, and Maritime Mayhem.

Bradfield Park

Located strategically under the Harbour Bridge, and facing the Sydney Opera House, the Bradfield Park offers great views of the Harbour and the Circular Quay too. For a family-friendly atmosphere, this open-space is a great choice. As Bradfield Park is open 24 hours; you can conveniently catch the early morning event ‘Dawn Reflection’, if you like an early start to your day.

Sydney Opera House

A happening backdrop for iconic Australia Day celebrations, the Sydney Opera House hosts 'Australia Day Live' with live musical performances, yacht flotillas, light projections, and fireworks. Limited free tickets are available for the seated area within the forecourt.

Now, here are some tips to help you make the most of Australia Day:

  • Book your cruise tickets ASAP before they vanish
  • Arrive early at your chosen public venue to secure a spot
  • Pack all of your essentials for a day out – sunscreen, sunglasses, bottles of water, etc.
  • To avoid navigating traffic and parking, opt for public transportation as much as possible
  • Make the most of your day by planning your itinerary in advance
  • Given the Australian summer, staying hydrated is crucial

As you plan to immerse yourself in the Australia Day celebrations, be sure to consider the pros and cons of each location. If you wish to enjoy the day in the luxury of a cruise, with the best possible views, and delicious food and drinks, come aboard Clearview Australia Day cruises on Sydney Harbour. Just make sure that you book your tickets before they sell out!

Posted on January 05, 2024

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