Christmas light cruises around Australia

Christmas light cruises around Australia

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Australian canals.  


Relax and unwind whilst viewing the epic waterfront houses and their amazing Christmas lights around Australia.  

A spectacular annual event not to be missed. Throughout December Australian waterways will once again come to life with the spectacular Christmas canal light displays. Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols and witness the wonderful lights reflecting onto the water from luxury canal homes.  


Coastal Cruise Mooloolaba  


Coastal Cruise Mooloolaba’s Christmas lights cruise will show you the best Christmas light displays on the Coast from onboard the luxurious Coastal Cruise vessels. 

It has a fully licensed bar so that you can have a glass of wine or beer while you enjoy the Sunshine Coast holiday spirit. 

Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights boat parade  


Get in the Christmas spirit for just $89/ adult with family and friends on the 10th of December 2022 from 7 pm.  

 What the cruise includes: 

  • 2-hour cruise 
  • Entering the Christmas lights boat parade 
  • Fully licensed  

 Book your tickets here. 


The Ultimate Private Cruise Experience 


But if you are looking for something a little more intimate Coastal Cruises will show you Christmas joy cruising the Mooloolah River in style for the ultimate private cruise experience. 

 What the cruise includes:  

  • 1 hour 
  • Intimate & Private cruise – maximum 8 passengers 
  • Electric Vessel Calm and Quiet with Excellent Viewing 
  • BYO food and drink 
  • Skipper included 

Book your tickets here.  

Bribie Island Ferryman Cruises 


Enjoy Bribie’s Christmas Lights as you cruise the canals aboard the Ferryman. This Christmas Lights Cruise is a wonderful way to spend an evening, whether you are coming from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or Bribie Island. 

 What the cruise includes:  

  • 1 hour cruise 
  • Running most nights in December 
  • Fully licensed bar  
  • View lights from the rooftop deck 

 Book tickets here.  


Gold Coast Canal Cruises 


Experience Christmas wonderland on the water with the annual Gold Coast Christmas Lights Cruise. A tradition celebrated by boaties and homeowners alike. Enjoy the festive Summer Salt cruise departing the Runway Bay Shopping centre and see all the beautiful homes lit up and decorated for Christmas.  

 What the cruise includes: 

  • Relax abroad on a huge 10.8m vessel 
  • Fully licensed bar with ice cold beers and colourful cocktails 
  • Catering options available.  

 Book your tickets here 


Manly Christmas Lights – Harbour Cruises 


Step abroad to the Cat’o’nine Tails to see the twinkling lights from the decorated boats and yachts in Manly Harbour. 

It departs from William Gunn Jetty and takes you around Manly Harbour, stopping to see the entries in the Manly Harbour Christmas Lights Competition. 

 What the cruise includes: 

  • 45-minute cruise  
  • Food and drinks available to purchase 

 Buy Tickets here. 


Mandurah Cruises Christmas Lights Cruise 


As you cruise along Mandurah’s luxury canal homes, sing Christmas songs, and enjoy the festive cheer during this spectacular annual event. 

 The festive atmosphere is enhanced by free photo opportunities at the ferry dock with Santa and his Elves, as well as Christmas carolers. 

 Mandurah Canals Christmas Lights raises money for Rotary Club Mandurah, which distributes the donations to local charities. 

What the cruise includes: 

  • 1 hour cruise  
  • Departing every night from 1 Dec to 6 Jan 
  • More than 200 ornately decorated homes 
  • 5 different cruise vessels to choose from 

 Book your ticket here.  


2022 Port Geographe Christmas Lights Cruise 


Share in this FREE festive extravaganza, The Port Geographe Christmas Lights Cruise courtesy of Newport Geographe, Busselton Dunsborough Mail, The City of Busselton, Port Geographe Marina, and Wormall Civil, runs from the 2nd to the 24th of December.  

What the cruise includes: 

  • Free 30-minute cruise 
  • Departing at 7.30 pm and 8.15 pm each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in December 
  • Vote for your favourite Christmas light display 

 Book your ticket here.  


Patterson Lakes Christmas Lights Cruise 


Fishing for unusual Christmas lights experiences in Victoria. Patterson’s Lakes is offering festive light lovers a night with family and friends.  

What the cruise includes: 

  • Optional meat at BMYS at 6 pm 
  • Departing at 8 pm 
  • 1.5-hour cruise 
  • Either launch your boat at Patterson’s River or travel to the starting location, Patterson’s River Boat Ramp. 

 Book your ticket’s here. 

Christmas lights, atmosphere, and summer evenings – A wonderful way to spend a December evening with friends and family. Head to your nearest waterway and enjoy the show.  


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