Hop On Hop Off - Harbour Explorer
Spend as little as one hour or the whole day enjoying the sights of spectacular Sydney Harbour. Sit back and experience live commentary on the history and sights that make Sydney Harbour so famous.
"NOW - 24 hour unlimited cruise use from the time your boarding pass is issued"
Matilda’s Harbour Explorer has 7 stops around Sydney Harbour, with the option to disembark at any stop and explore then simply rejoin throughout the day. Cruises depart every 45 minutes, all day.
Jump on board at Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Luna Park, Watson’s Bay or Taronga Zoo. What better way to see the sights as you cruise under the Harbour Bridge, past the Opera House, around Fort Denison and view some of the most exclusive real estate Sydney has to offer.
|Cruise Only||High Season|
|Child ( 5-14yrs )|
*Low Season April to October
*High Season November to March
*Free child on Harbour Explorer cruise only, Not valid with cruise and attraction combos.
Cruise + Attraction:
For and enjoyable full day out, combine your Rocket Explorer cruise ticket with entry into your choice of Sydney attractions and save up to 30% on individual ticket costs.
|Cruise + Attraction - Prices to 30 Mar 14|
|Cruise + 2 Islands Fort Denison +Shark Is.entry|
|Cruise + Taronga Zoo|
|Cruise + Manly|
|Cruise + Sea Life or Wild Life or Madam Tussauds or Sydney Tower|
* Concession price applies to Student card holders or Australian Senior / Pension card holders.
^Taronga Zoo, Fort Denison, Shark Island & Aquarium package sell prices are tentative and subject to change. Park entry tickets are valid for a single date only, subject to normal park opening times.
|Pier 26, Darling Harbour|
every 45 minutes from 9.30am
|No.6 Jetty, Circular Quay|
every 45 minutes from 9.45am
Additional departures operate during peak periods.
Getting to your cruise
Visit these great Sydney Harbour locations with your Rocket Explorer Combo tickets:
|Sydney Aquarium & Cockle Bay|
The Sydney Aquarium provides a fish eye view of the underwater world, with crocodiles, a miniature coral reef and even a walk-through underwater tunnel where sharks glide overhead. Cockle Bay boasts some of the most fashionable restaurants in the city. Book a lunch or cocktail cruise at the Matilda office. For more family entertainment, alight here for Imax Theatre, Sega World, and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
|Fisherman’s Wharf, Watson’s Bay|
Situated over the water, Doyles Fisherman's Wharf restaurant is open 7 days a week. Enjoy fabulous views of the bay and the city skyline while feasting on lobsters and mud crabs from the featured menu. Rated Sydney’s most popular beer garden, Watson’s Bay Hotel has the only waterfront beer garden on Sydney Harbour. Its serves fantastic fresh seafood and BBQ steaks.
|Circular Quay & The Rocks|
Circular Quay was the site of the first European settlement. The Rocks, originally the home of convicts, now boasts many beautifully restored shops, restaurants and interesting pubs. The spirit and charm of Sydney’s early days remain throughout this area and provide an insight into Australia’s unique past. Buy your tickets from Matilda's ticket office at Jetty No.6.
|Opera House & Botanic Gardens|
Walk from Circular Quay to Sydney’s cultural heart and most famous landmark, the Opera House. The Opera House was opened by the Queen in 1973 and showcases sweeping sails, which are the main feature of the architecture. Palm forests, gardens, sculpture, ponds and exotic plants are enjoyed by both visitors and wildlife in the Royal Botanic Gardens. There is also a restaurant, cafe and book/gift shop.
See an array of Australian and exotic animals as you stroll through settings evoking their natural habitats. Informative keeper talks, shows and feedings take place throughout the day. With perhaps the most spectacular setting of any zoo in the world, you’re sure to enjoy the fabulous harbour views as much as the animals.
With great views and a spectacular setting in the Sydney Harbour National Park, Shark Island is the perfect destination for a weekend picnic large grassy areas, shady trees or a Gazebo available. Enjoy a relaxing ferry trip each way and spend a few hours or the whole day on Shark Island.
*Only passengers who have purchased the Shark Island Explorer Combo ticket are permitted to disembark at Shark Island
The Martello tower, on the rock, in the middle of Sydney Harbour. A great photo stop. Fort Denison was built to defend Sydney against a possible attack by Russian warships. The island was also used to imprison criminals who arrived on the First Fleet. While on the island you can join a guided tour* or stay for lunch at the island cafe. *Guided tours additional cost.
|Sydney Wildlife World|
Experience a real Australian adventure. See over 6,000 animals living in their 9 natural habitats and ecosystems, where you can take a walk on the wild side with the yellow-footed rock wallabies, or meet one of Australia's cutest national icons, the koala.
Alternatively visit our Ticket offices
and buy your ticket on the day.