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Heritage on the Harbour

Explore Sydney Harbour as never before, with entertaining guides aboard one of Sydney Heritage Fleet’s restored heritage vessels.
Choose Steam Tug Waratah (1902) and her Harbour ‘secrets’ cruise, or former naval motor launch Harman (1943) offering four cruises of exploration around Sydney Harbour.

Cruise the islands west of the harbour bridge hearing how they were quarried, built up and transformed by convicts, shipbuilders and boy sailors.
You will also hear of rabbits, rats, gunpowder and munitions, a bushranger and an actress.

Or, a very different cruise, getting up close to some of Sydney’s special places and icons, travelling from Darling Harbour, along the southern shores east of the harbour bridge. Along the way you will also hear about a forgotten icon and a controversial icon.

Or, cruise the Parramatta river to a mid way stop at Newington. Along the way we show you the highlights, and tell the stories behind them.

Or, cruise the harbour’s northern foreshore from Bradleys to Balls Head and hear the forgotten stories of whaling, boatbuilding and heavy industry on these shores mixed in with major sites of artistic achievement, and leisure.

Or discover the secrets of Sydney Harbour cruising under steam aboard the 1902 Steam Tug Waratah

Event dates

Event Details

2 Murray St, Pyrmont, NSW

At Darling Harbour, near Pyrmont Ferry Wharf and Australian National Maritime Museum


Cruises are from one to four hours and so start and end times vary by cruise, but will be visible when booking.

Entry fees:
Adults $35, Children $15.00, Concession $30, Family $99.00, Members $30.00
Prebooking requiredhttps://shf.rezdy.com/catalog/180546/australian-heritage-festival
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Other things
you need to know:
Please note that due to the heritage nature of all our historic vessels, they are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.