Icons of Sydney Harbour Cruise
Group bookings only!
Our knowledgeable volunteer guides will take you on an exciting tour of the Icons of Sydney as seen from Sydney Harbour – in itself sometimes referred to as Sydney’s No. 1 attraction.
The Icons tour is also a wonderful way for visitors to Sydney to see the real Icons of Sydney from the Harbour – a relaxing introduction to the city. You will hear why they are icons, what to see there and how to get to each for a follow up visit, and often includes the aboriginal history.
We will meet you at 10am outside the Australian Maritime Museum. The tour begins with a morning tea at Yots café at 10.15am overlooking the water outside the Australian Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour.
The group will then hop aboard the heritage Motor Launch, Harman c.1944 at 10.45am on a route that covers Barangaroo, Walsh Bay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House, Farm Cove, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Woolloomooloo Bay, Garden Island, Darling Point, Clark Island, Fort Denison, Kirribilli, Luna Park, and Blues Point. We will also point out significant buildings in the iconic Sydney Skyline.
The tour will then end back at the Australian National Maritime Museum around 12.15 for 12.30 lunch.
NB: Lunch is at the groups’ own expense. Yots can provide it for $15 (3 choices) if advanced notification is given.
This cruise commences March 2016 on Thursdays, usually the 2nd Thursday of each month, at $30 per head.
Minimum passenger numbers: 15 (or groups fewer than 15 pay $450)
Maximum passenger numbers: 24
Groups need to arrive and meet at the two big anchors in the paved area outside the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) main doors, at the western end of Pyrmont Bridge, Pyrmont at 10.00am.
Groups coming by public transport:
Light rail – alight at the Pyrmont Bay light rail stop (LH side exit) cross over Pirrama Road lights and walk to the ANMM (2 Murray Street).
Ferry – Darling Harbour ferry from Wharf 5 at Circular Quay and alight at Pyrmont Bay Wharf.
Rivercat – There are two options if using the Rivercat to Darling Harbour Wharf. First is to connect with F4 ferries (Green and Yellow First Fleet) to get to nearby Pyrmont Bay Wharf, or allow at least 30 minutes to walk from Darling Harbour Wharf across to ANMM.
Groups arriving with own bus:
Please advise if your group is coming by bus when booking so we can allocate a bus parking space at the ANMM.
For more information and to book call our office on (02) 9298 3888.
NB: All participants of the Icons of Sydney tours must wear sturdy footwear (stilettos and sharp heels are prohibited). On hot days, it is suggested that passengers bring bottles of water.
Please note that passengers will use ramps to get from Yots to the Harman but there are several steps to get on board. We regret that full wheelchair access is not available for this tour.
Please contact the SHF office Reception if you have any questions regarding mobility issues.
Harman is a Royal Australian Navy motor launch built in 1944.
After decommissioning by the RAN in 1957, Harman transferred to Cockatoo Island Dockyard where she worked as a passenger and general duties launch.
In 1992 Harman was acquired by the Sydney Heritage Fleet.
Note: There are no toilets on board.