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Duration 4 Nights

Sydney Rocks – New Year Spectacular

Sydney to the Hawkesbury River and Return
Sydney Harbour New Years Eve Cruise
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A truly very different way to experience Sydney

Take the best seat in the house for either the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race or the Harbour Bridge fireworks! No need to call a taxi and you don’t even need a reservation for dinner. Sydney at its festive best. Then aboard our small ship cruise, discover wilderness on the doorstep of Australia’s largest city and encounter the fascinating river communities of the Hawkesbury River.

This Australian cruise itinerary is provided as example only – prevailing conditions, local arrangements and indeed, what we discover on the day, may cause variation to our adventure cruise schedule. Helicopter flights can be purchased additional to the indicated tariff as a package or individually. Please refer to the sailing schedule to determine if this itinerary is available on the TRUE NORTH or TRUE NORTH II.

night 01
Welcome Aboard

Welcome Aboard

Welcome aboard the TRUE NORTH in magnificent Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner as you are treated to an evening on one of the finest harbours in the world!

day 01
New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

Visit Sydney’s famed Taronga Zoo or take-off in the helicopter for a scenic flight over the harbour. The adventure-boats will tour past Bradleys Head, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Kirribilli House and onto Woolloomooloo. Hop-off to walk through the Botanical Gardens before taking-in the sights at Rushcutters Bay and Elizabeth Bay.
Travel onto Rose Bay and take a stroll up to The Gap and the Hornsby Lighthouse. Then return to the TRUE NORTH and one of Sydney’s best vantages to witness the Harbour Bridge fireworks display – Happy New Year!

day 02
Pittwater

Pittwater

Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful surrounds of Pittwater. Morning activities will include a walk to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, perhaps a little beachcombing and, a scenic voyage past the Pittwater yacht clubs before the TRUE NORTH enters the tranquil waters of the Hawkesbury River. There may also be a chance to walk from Longnose Point to Flint and Steel Bay through the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park – Australia’s second oldest national park.

A helicopter flight to the Hunter Valley and a wine tasting at our feature winery is sure to be a highlight!

day 03
Jerusalem Bay

Jerusalem Bay

Wake up to the shrill of the Jerusalem Bay cicadas and then join our local guide as we explore beautiful Cowen Creek. Stand in the very spot the Constitution of Australia was written and see the rock art of those who came before! Enjoy a refreshing swim at one of the Creek’s many sheltered beaches and rinse-off under a waterfall!
Whilst you are enjoying lunch, the TRUE NORTH will make its way to Middle Harbour before slipping through the narrow channel at Spit Bridge and into delightful Bantry Bay. As the sun starts to set over mangrove lined waters, join an infamous TRUE NORTH ‘raft-up’ and then it’s back on-board for another highlight – dance the night away with our live band!

day 04
Return to Sydney Harbour

Return to Sydney Harbour

The TRUE NORTH will return to Sydney Harbour for an early morning disembarkation.

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Ocean Class $10,595
Ocean Premium $11,595
River Class $12,595
Explorer Class $13,595

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