Sydney Rocks – New Year Spectacular (4 nights)
Sydney – Hawkesbury – Sydney
Sydney Harbour is an epicentre of excitement during the festive season and being outrageously spoilt on-board the True North is the penultimate option to experience all! Begin with a sumptuous dinner on one of the most beautiful harbours in the world! Spend a day exploring the harbour before starting the New Year with a bang as we park the True North ‘bridge-side’ for one of the world’s most spectacular fireworks displays. And then spend the next 2 days soaking-up the tranquillity of the Hawkesbury - wilderness on the doorstep of Australia’s largest city! No need to call a taxi - you don’t even need a reservation for dinner! A truly very different way to experience Sydney!
This itinerary is provided as example only – prevailing conditions and local arrangements may cause variation. Helicopter flights can be purchased additional to the cruise tariff as a package or individually.
Welcome aboard the magnificent TRUE NORTH in magnificent Sydney Harbour.
Enjoy a sumptuous dinner as you are treated to an evening cruise on one of the finest harbours in the world!
Day One (New Year's Eve)
Visit Sydney’s famed Taronga Zoo or take-off in the helicopter for a scenic flight over the Harbour. Spend the afternoon swimming and beach combing on the squeaky white sands of either Quarantine or Store beach as the chefs prepare one of the True North’s renowned barbecues!
Then enjoy a leisurely cruise to Middle Harbour before taking up one of Sydney’s best vantages to witness the Harbour Bridge fireworks display – Happy New Year!
After an early morning cruise along Sydney’s revered northern beaches – enjoy breakfast in the beautiful surrounds of Pittwater. Morning activities will include a walk to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, beach combing and a scenic cruise past the Pittwater Yacht clubs. 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 wine tasting at our feature winery is sure to be a cruise highlight!
Whilst you are enjoying lunch the TRUE NORTH will cruise to Maitland Bay. Enjoy a swim or a bush walk through the surrounding national park. Sunset drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served on the beach before an evening cruise to Jerusalem Bay
Wake up to the shrill of the Jerusalem Bay cicadas. Join the crew for a bush walk along the Jerusalem Bay Bush Trail or head out in the tenders for sight seeing and swimming. Then savour a lunch on the sparkling waters of Cowan Creek, or get an aerial perspective of this stunning region from the ship's helicopter!
In the afternoon the TRUE NORTH will anchor at the mouth of the mighty Hawkesbury. Take a scenic ride in one of the ship’s adventure boats to the river’s upper reaches or visit a local oyster farm. In the evening a live band will make your last night in the Hawkesbury a night to remember!
The TRUE NORTH will cruise back into Sydney Harbour for 0800 disembarkation.
Wonderful setting, wonderful sites, wonderful food, company, facilities, crew – it was perfect. Thank you to everyone!Robert & Pauline Mostyn
Thank you to all the crew of the True North for yet another wonderful experience. See you in October!Pam & Graham Gilbertson