Waratah is a 1902 Steam Tug. The gentle phut phut of the steam engine does not interrupt your conversation as you journey around the Sydney Harbour and Lane Cove River. A trip on Waratah allows you to experience the power of steam;

She is the older tug in working order in Australia.

In 1968 she was announced as beyond economical repair and was to be disposed for scrap. Realising her historical important to Sydney Harbour, Sydney Heritage Fleet purchased her and began a subsequent five year- restoration to fully operational.

The Waratah’s authentic restoration has gained the Fleet world-wide recognition for historic ship preservation.

1902 steam tug Waratah is available for charter.

Harbour Charter: 49 passengers

Call us on +61 (2) 9298 3888 or sendan email to fleetevents@shf.org.au to arrange a site  inspection of the vessel. 
Charter days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (12pm – 9pm)
Hire Period: 3 hours
Departs & returns to: Heritage Docks & Workshop at Gate 4, James Craig Road, Rozelle 2039 Bathrooms: 1 bathroom on-board
Wheelchair accessible: No