River Cruise from Homebush Bay to Sydney Harbour

During rush hour, the traffic in Sydney can get a little hectic. The streets fill up with commuters, and the roads are jam-packed full of cars. It seems impossible to get anywhere. But there is a much easier way to travel back from the Blue Mountains without having to get stuck in traffic that clogs up the city centre.

How do you do that? By taking a river cruise from Homebush Bay into Sydney Harbour. This is a relaxing, popular way to travel from one hotspot to the next, because you can avoid the crowds and marvel at the spectacular views of the city along the way.

This particular cruise begins in Homebush Bay and takes you to either Darling Harbour or Circular Quay in Sydney’s Harbour, so you can disembark at a place that is convenient for you. But it also means you can experience the impressive landmarks of Sydney from another perspective – think the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Bridge, both of which are even more amazing when viewed from the water.

The cruise not only opens your eyes to the attractions and scenery, but there is also a live commentary that will educate you on the architecture and the history of the city as you come into the Harbour.

You’ll get to cruise along the picturesque Parramatta River, passing some of the most recognisable sights in Sydney, and learning all about the fascinating stories that imbue the streets, the Harbour, and the landmarks.

This is without a doubt the best way to avoid the mangle of city traffic if you want to finish your trip to the Blue Mountains in a leisurely, peaceful way. You’ll pass beautiful waterside suburbs and catch a glimpse of the prominent Sydney Harbour Bridge from a distance – a picture that is so reminiscent of Sydney.

As you cruise along the lush Parramatta River, you might be able to spot the hustle and bustle of Parramatta itself, with its tangle of eateries, art galleries, theatres, and creative venues that make it such a trendy, popular hangout. The atmosphere gets even more electric the closer you get to Sydney Harbour.

Along the way, there’ll be plenty of opportunity for you to snap some photos of the river and the landmarks that surround it, as well as grab some snacks and drinks from the licensed bar on-board the ultra-modern catamaran. The fully retractable roof means you’ll have prime viewing location for all the sights on offer, too.

Ride the afternoon river cruise on our Blue Mountains Tour.