Help us celebrate the beauty and diversity of Australia’s heritage vessels and their craftspeople.
Be amazed by levitating spinnakers, gold coins popping out of bubbles and a magic treasure chest when Cardistry, Australia's hottest young magic duo bring their street magic to the seaside every day of the festival.
Try your hand at caulking, line throwing and sculling, as you get your hands dirty and learn the ancient maritime arts. Step on board the towering tall ship James Craig and ring the ship's bell.
Join in the fun at the Kid's Boatshed on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th where kids can build (and race) their own boats. There's also live music, face painting, magic shows, a jumping castle, a hula hoop circus, food trucks and the relaxing waterside haven of Yots Cafe.
Ever wanted to climb out over the water on a tall ship but didn't want to get sea sick? Your chance is here! Climb the James Craig jib-boom and test your mettle. Bookings essential.
Form a team of 4-6 friends to design, build and race a seaworthy craft... in only four hours. We supply the materials, you supply the brains and the brawn. Entry is free: click here for details.
Tall Ship: James Craig 1874
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
+61 2 9298 3777
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777