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Winter Cruise on Port Hacking

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Published May 27th 2012
Fly south for the winter. Or at least drive south to Cronulla for a day to soak up the beautiful sun Sydney can flaunt during our winter. Get out of the suburban shadows and into some expanse cruising on Port Hacking.

Historical Tom Thumb III cruising on Port Hacking

Winter is the perfect time of year for a cruise.
The sun is warm and you can enjoy standing outside without the fear of severe sunburn, although it is advisable to wear a hat even in winter, our Aussie sun is treacherous. The cruise begins at 10.30am and finishes at 1.30pm which is peak sun time.

Winter cruising on the Port Hacking

TommyThumb III at Audley Whar 1952

Take a trip back in time on board the historical M.V. Tom Thumb III (named after the explorers, Bass and Flinders boat, who explored and mapped this estuary in 1796). This small timber boat gently cruises through 11 sq kms of waterways with the captain giving a narrative on the area's history and points of interest.

Stunning Kodak moments

Perhaps you may catch a rainbow to snap

Being a relatively inexpensive low key cruise it is great for a family outing or a day out with friends. For the avid photographer, capture some snaps of the stunning Royal National Park or ripples on the water or just sit outside, relax and watch the world go by.

Watch the wake in the water to soothe your mind.

Go with riends to chill out and relax

A simple morning tea is provided and the vessel has a fully licensed bar on board if you wish to purchase drinks. Take some snacks or sandwiches if you think you will get hungry.

Inside the Tom Thumb III, a cute reminder of past times.

Winter Cruises: June to August
Sunday Monday Wednesday Friday
Departing Daily: 10.30am returning 1.30pm

*Note: there are no cruises during the July School Holidays

Summer Cruises: September to May
Departing Daily: 10.30am returning 1.30pm
Departing Sunday: 10.30am returning 1.30pm & departing 2pm returning 5pm

Adults: $25
Children/Seniors/Pensioners: $20
Family: (2 Adults up to 4 children) $70

Phone and bookings: (02) 9523 2990
Web site: cronulla ferries

Departs: Public Wharf, Tonkin Street, Cronulla - a short stroll behind the train station.
Parking available: Signage quite visible.
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Why? Winter is a perfect time to take a warm relaxing cruise.
When: Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun. Departing 10.30am returning 1.30pm
Phone: 9523 2990
Where: Port Hacking
Cost: $25 Adults $20 Concession $70 Family: (2 Adults up to 4 children)
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