Half Day Cruise for Groups


See Jacarandas in bloom where there they are most concentrated, along the shores of the Lane Cove River.

For a short time every spring our historic launch Harman voyages across Sydney Harbour to cruise the lower Lane Cove River so that you can view the purple tide of Jacaranda trees blooming in the gardens of Hunters Hill and the North Shore.  These gardens seen from the water give you an uninterrupted view of the shoreline as it was envisaged by some of the founding fathers of Hunters Hill, the Jouberts, who handed out trees in the 1860’s for the early inhabitants to plant in their gardens to enhance the new suburb. 


* Discover the hidden winding entrance to the Lane Cove River and the Humbug.
* We pass Northwood Bay a favourite subject of Lloyd Rees paintings.
* See Mary Reiby’s Figtree house still standing on the bank of the river.
* Hear about the ongoing conflict between convict sawmillers and farmers and the Aboriginal resistance fighters.
* We visit Woolwich where the change from a heavily industrialised harbour shoreline to public parks and premier residential areas has left sites such as Mort’s Dock cut into the sandstone cliffs.

The cruise finishes back at the Australian National Maritime Museum wharf. 

Jacaranda Cruises are limited to the last week of October and the first three weeks of November – so please book early!

For more information, and to book, call the Sydney Heritage Fleet Office on (02) 9298 3888 or email info@shf.org.au