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Nye Paddlewheel Fireworks Cruise

The Paddlewheel Lounge is located on the mezzanine level of Sydney Showboat II. This unique deck space accommodates only 32 guests. Please note, you are not able to see the Showboat Show ‘Voyage of Love’ from this deck/seating area.

The Paddlewheel Lounge NYE package includes a 7-hour cruise and a seated and served 5-course gourmet menu. The package also includes premium beverages for the duration of the cruise. This cruise is ideal for guests who wish to enjoy and experience the vibrant New Year’s Eve atmosphere on Sydney Harbour. Not to mention the fact that this will be a unique restaurant-quality, value-for-money Sydney NYE experience!

Owned and operated by Sydney’s premier cruise company since 1987, the Sydney Showboat II is a luxury paddlewheeler built to the highest standards with stylish, backlit marble, warm lighting and rich textured fabrics. The Sydney Showboat II has continuous wrap-around verandas for prime viewing of the fireworks.

This vessel is also part of the Harbour of Lights parade.

DRESS CODE: No refund will be provided if you are refused entry due to being inappropriately dressed for the occasion. Minimum dress code for the New Year’s Cruise is semi-formal. Men are requested to wear collared shirts and jackets. Women are encouraged to dress up and wear a dress or other formal attire. Strictly no shorts, singlets, thongs, beach wear, sneakers, or other casual attire is permitted. You may be refused entry at the discretion of the Cruise Director and or the Captain.

*All of our special event cruises are usually in high demand and fully booked prior to cruise date. The seating arrangements on board various cruises are planned by our Cruise Directors well in advance. If you have any special requests to be seated next to a particular group/friends booked on the same cruise, please advise us 7 days prior to cruise date.

*Beverage service for the duration of the cruise: Service begins from boarding (a selection of beer, wine & soft drinks) and stops 15 minutes prior to the end of cruise.

*Odd number bookings (e.g.1, 3, 5, 7 guests) may be subject to shared tables

Cruise Highlights & Inclusions

  • 7 hour 45 minute deluxe NYE cruise on board Sydney Showboat II
  • All -inclusive package with cruise, dinner and drinks
  • Reserved seating with waiter service
  • A selection of premium Australian red, white and sparkling wines, beers, soft drinks and juices

Online PRICE : AUD$800

Full PRICE : $900 PP

New Year's Eve Cruise Payment Plan

Initial deposit: $200pp (non-refundable)

Second instalment: $200pp (due on 15th November, non-refundable)

Final instalment: Balance owing for your chosen cruise (due on 15th December, non-refundable).

Although our New Year's Eve tickets, once booked and paid are not refundable, they are transferable up to 72 hours prior to the cruise.

If you require any further information on your cruise package please refer to the following link:

We look forward to welcoming you onboard one of our NYE cruises.

Nye Paddlewheel Fireworks Cruise Program


NYE cruise commences boarding



Family fireworks display


Harbour of Light Parade (We have been a participant every year in the past. Participation this year to be confirmed)


Spectacular New Year’s Eve Fireworks display


Estimated time of return to the wharf

Indicative cruise schedule only. May be subject to change without notice.




Spiced citrus salmon gravlax with mascarpone cream, vanilla and seeded mustard (gf)

Spanner crab tian with avocado salsa, onion sprout, Yarra Valley salmon roe (gf)

Tenderloin of beef tartare with truffle soy garlic emulsion, daikon nori and furikake

Caramelised fig and witlof with balsamic reduction (gf, v, df )


Butterfly-grilled West Australian king prawns, dill tapioca pearls, pomegranate and cilantro


1824 Prime Australian grain-fed beef tenderloin with parsnip puree, black truffle jus, orange and clove emulsion, glazed heirloom baby root carrots and eschallot


Herb and pistachio crusted Huon Valley Tasmanian salmon fillets, potato & parsnip puree, glazed heirloom baby root carrots and eschallot, sauce vierge


Coconut & mango savarin

Triple chocolate mousse log, raspberry, chocolate soil, lemon curd


Willow Grove Brie, Shadows of Blue (Victoria) & Wine Glass Bay Cheddar with Dried Fruits and Crisp Lavosh

* Requests for dietary (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free), substitutions and modifications of menus will be politely declined, as we have an on board kitchen and our kitchen team is required to serve the menus within a required time period, of the respective cruises. All our cruises have at least one vegetarian menu option for seated & served menus and buffets also offer vegetarian choice. We cannot guarantee that certain products or ingredients (halal, nuts, gluten, dairy, etc.) will not be in our food, and we explicitly accept no liability in this regard. For serious food allergies you must make your own decisions on selecting meals. Comments made by our staff are only to assist you in making an informed decision.




Crown Lager, Pure Blonde, Lord Nelson 3 Sheets Pale Ale & Coopers Premium Light

Chandon Vintage

Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc

Brokenwood Indigo Vineyard Chardonnay

Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon

Fruit Juices and Soft Drinks

Mineral Water – Sparkling and Still


We strictly adhere to NSW Responsible Service of Alcohol Legislation.

* This menu may be subject to some changes without notice.

seated and served
5 course
dinner menu


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New Year's Eve
Beverage List


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