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 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. The adventure-boats will tour past Bradleys Head, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Kirribilli House and onto Woolloomooloo. Hop-off to walk through the Botanical Gardens before taking-in the sights at Rushcutters Bay and Elizabeth Bay.
Cruise onto Rose Bay and take a stroll up to The Gap and the Hornsby Lighthouse. Then return to the TRUE NORTH and one of Sydney’s best vantages to witness the Harbour Bridge fireworks display – Happy New Year!
Enjoy breakfast in the beautiful surrounds of Pittwater. Morning activities will include a walk to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, perhaps a little beachcombing and, a scenic cruise past the Pittwater yacht clubs before the TRUE NORTH enters the tranquil waters of the Hawkesbury River. 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 a wine tasting at our feature winery is sure to be a cruise highlight!
Wake up to the shrill of the Jerusalem Bay cicadas and then join our local guide as we explore beautiful Cowen Creek. Stand in the very spot the Constitution of Australia was written and see the rock art of those who came before! Enjoy a refreshing swim at one of the Creek’s many sheltered beaches and rinse-off under a waterfall!
Whilst you are enjoying lunch, the TRUE NORTH will cruise to Middle Harbour before slipping through the narrow channel at Split Bridge and into delightful Bantry Bay. As the sun starts to set over mangrove-lined waters, join an infamous TRUE NORTH ‘raft-up’ and then it’s back on-board for another cruise highlight – dance the night away with our live band!
The TRUE NORTH will cruise back into Sydney Harbour for an early morning 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