Tall Ships Festival

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Tall Ships Festival


26 January 2020
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Campbells Cove, The Rocks, NSW, 2000

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A piece of history awaits you at the Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Behold the tall ships

Come down to the Tall Ships Festival and see the James Craig, Tribal WarriorSouthern Swan, Søren Larsen and Coral Trekker as they dock at Campbells Cove.

At 3pm, watch as the winner of the Tall Ships Race is presented with the coveted trophy.

From 2pm to 4pm, be entertained by roving performers from Kush Cabaret.

Come aboard the James Craig

The James Craig is one of only four 19th century barques still capable of sailing, and the only one that regularly carries passengers from the general public on the sea.

Make a gold-coin donation to Sydney Heritage Fleet to step back in time and explore this magnificent vessel.

You can also watch the tall ships in action in the Tall Ships Race.


Plan your trip

With road closures in place, the best way to get around is by public transport. Visit transportnsw.info for more details and the most up-to-date information. For real-time info on transport services and disruptions follow @TrainsInfo@SydneyMetro@BusesInfo and @FerriesInfo.

Some buses, ferries and light rail services will be affected by road closures and events. Find out more about services affected.

Stay safe

Be sun-smart, eat well, drink plenty of water and make sure you wear appropriate clothing for summer weather conditions.

BYO-alcohol and glass restrictions apply to some Australia Day event sites. If you do drink, do it responsibly and look after yourself, your mates and your environment.

Remember, Australia Day is for everyone. Ensure you are respectful of other people at all times.

Return and earn

Don’t be a tosser! It it’s not in the bin, it’s on you. Take your eligible bottles and cans to a NSW Return and Earn collection point.

Bring your water bottles to refill at the water stations around Circular Quay.

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