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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Matilda Cruises - Darling Harbour

Cruise the gentle waters of Sydney Harbour with your choice of daily sightseeing and dining cruises.

For a slightly faster pace why not step onboard Matilda Cruises 'Hop On Hop Off' Harbour Explorer - with nine stops around Sydney Harbour at all your favourite destinations, live commentary and the choice to disembark at one of the many locations and simply rejoin a later cruise. Experience all Sydney has to offer by combining your cruise ticket with entry into your favourite attraction.

For those guests who like to unwind on the weekends, join them for High Tea at Sea every Saturday or treat yourself to Sunday Breakfast. Enjoy million dollar views and first class service aboard Sydney's most prestigious cruise ship MV Sydney 2000.

All vessels feature enclosed areas with complete window surrounds, or soak up the sunshine and experience the true atmosphere of Sydney Harbour from the spacious outdoor decks.

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Hop On Hop Off Explorer

The Hop On Hop Off Explorer has seven stops around Sydney Harbour, with the option to disembark at any stop and explore then simply rejoin throughout the day. Cruises depart every 45 minutes, all day.

Jump on board at Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Luna Park, Watson's Bay or Taronga Zoo. What better way to see the sights as you cruise under the Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House, around Fort Denison and view some of the most exclusive real estate Sydney has to offer.

Cruise and Attraction:

For and enjoyable full day out, combine your Hop On Hop Off 24 Hour Explorer pass with entry into your choice of Sydney attractions and save up to 30 per cent on individual ticket costs
Start Location Jetty No 6. Circular Quay, Circular Quay Pier 26 Darling Harbour, Darling Harbour
Highlights Pier 26, Darling Harbour, Darling Harbour Circular Quay Shark Island, Sydney Harbour Watson's Bay, Watsons Bay Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay Fort Denison, Darling Harbour
Travel by Catamaran, Ferry, Motor Vessel
Duration Full Day, Half Day or less.
Price $40.00-$46.00 Price Range Cruise ticket. Additional costs apply for entry into some harbour attractions. Low and High Season applies. Child and concession rates available

Shark Island Express Ferry

With great views and a spectacular setting in the Sydney Harbour National Park, Shark Island is the perfect destination for a weekend picnic; large grassy areas, shady trees or a gazebo available. Enjoy a relaxing ferry trip each way and spend a few hours or the whole day on Shark Island.

Services depart from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.
Start Location Jetty No 6, Circular Quay, Circular Quay
Highlights Depart Circular Quay, Circular Quay Ferry ride to Shark Island on Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Arrive at Shark Island, Sydney Harbour Travel back to Circular Quay, Circular Quay
Travel by Catamaran, Motor Vessel
Duration Tailored.
Price $20.00 Price Range Return Ferry plus Island landing fee.

Fort Denison Express Ferry

Guests can choose from a range of ferry, cruise and tour options, all available through Matilda Cruises.

Explore the island at your leisure with a Fort Denison Express Ferry ticket, departing approximately every 45 minutes daily from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour, including your return ferry ride and National Park entry fee for just AUD20.00 per person.

For an additional AUD10.00 per person (approximately) you can join a 45 minute guided tour departing from the Fort at 12.15pm and 2.30pm Daily, or 10.45am Wednesday - Sunday (pre-bookings direct with National Parks essential).
Start Location Depart from Pier 26, Darling Harbour, Darling Harbour
Highlights Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour
Travel by Catamaran, Motor Vessel
Duration Half Day or less.
Price $20.00 Price Range Fort Denison entry (not including guided tour). Child and concession fares available.

Taronga Zoo Express Ferry

The fastest way to get to Taronga Zoo. Onboard their sleek Red Rockets your Zoo Express pass includes return cruise from Darling Harbour or Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo, including zoo entry and the Sky Safari cable car (subject to weather and other operational requirements).
Start Location Jetty No 6, Circular Quay, Circular Quay
Highlights Pier 26, Darling Harbour, Sydney Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head
Travel by Catamaran, Ferry
Duration Full Day.
Price $53.50 Price Range Cruise plus Zoo entry. Prices subject to change. Child and concession fares available.

Harbour Highlights Cruise

Harbour Highlights Cruise, Sydney's best value for money sightseeing cruise, with up to three departures daily. See all the best-known landmarks and enjoy a harbour commentary while you cruise. Disembark at Circular Quay or Darling Harbour for a visit to Sydney Aquarium.

Your tour includes one hour and 15 minutes cruising and the main Harbour sights and commentary.
Start Location Jetty No 6, Circular Quay, Circular Quay
Highlights Sydney Aquarium, Sydney
Travel by Catamaran, Ferry
Duration Half Day or less.
Price $30.00-$33.00 Price Range Per person price includes cruise and commentary. Child, concession and family fares are available.