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.

Maximum capacity

49 Passengers

Charter Day (12pm – 9pm)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday


3 hours

Departs and Returns

Pirrama Park, Pyrmont


1 bathroom on-board

Wheelchair accessible

Unfortunately due to the heritage nature of our vessels they are not wheechair accessible

Contact us

+61 (2) 9298 3888 or send an email to Fleetevents@shf.org.au