Immerse yourself into boating…It’s where the Magic happens!
The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere.
It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive to be entertained, educated, speak to the experts, and to be inspired by this wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions each year.
30 July to 3 August 2015
10 am to 8 pm
(both halls and the marina)
Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour & Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island
The Show is located at two great waterfront sites on Sydney Harbour. The in-water exhibits are in Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour. The undercover exhibits are at the fabulous Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island.
Glebe Island Parking
Visitors wishing to drive directly to Glebe Island can do so. Glebe Island can be accessed via James Craig Road at Rozelle. No advanced parking bookings required. Parking rates are:
$25.00 for those arriving before 10.00 am
$35.00 for those arriving between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm
$20.00 for those arriving after 2.00 pm
Parking is limited to 900 vehicles at Glebe Island.
Darling Harbour Parking
Those choosing to visit Darling Harbour first will have a number of parking options within walking distance of the boat show entrance.
A free ferry service operates between the two locations and the journey on beautiful Sydney Harbour takes on average 25 minutes to complete.
Parking options are available at both Glebe Island and Darling Harbour for those wishing to drive to the show.
TRAIN: Take a train to Town Hall Station and walk down Druitt Street to Darling Harbour. The walk is around 700 metres and should take under 10 minutes. You will see the Boat Show ticket booth marquee in Palm Grove at Darling Harbour.
BUS: Plenty of Sydney Bus services stop on nearby Bathurst Street, including the Route 555 free Sydney CBD Shuttle.
FERRY: If you’d like to start your day on the water, ferry services run regularly between Circular Quay and Darling Harbour. Only the event ferry shuttle to Glebe Island is included in your Boat Show ticket so you’ll need to buy a separate ticket for Sydney Ferries services.
LIGHT RAIL: The closest stop to Darling Harbour is Convention light rail station.
TAXI: Both Darling Harbour & Glebe Island facilities have taxi ranks nearby. Taxis can be booked through one of the many service providers:
ABC Radio Taxis 13 25 22 or abctaxis.com.au
Legion Cabs 13 14 51 or legioncabs.com.au
Premier Cabs 13 10 17 or premiercabs.com.au
Silver Service 13 31 00 or silverservice.com.au
St George Cabs 13 21 66 or stgeorgecabs.com.au
If catching a taxi to Darling Harbour, ask to be taken to “Harbourside in Darling Harbour”. If catching a taxi to Glebe Island, ask to be taken to “Sydney Exhibition Centre via James Craig Road at Rozelle”
With Darling Harbour being a main hub of entertainment for Sydney, there are plenty of public transport and accommodation options.
Numerous hotels throughout Sydney offer a variety of accommodation options for visiting guests.
Our friends at ACCOR have two hotels in the immediate vicinity.
Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
P: 02 92887180
Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour
P: 02 92887180
CLICK HERE for Accor Accommodation discounts.
Tickets for the show can be purchased in advance on-line, or at the door to the Show. Ticketing offices will be operating on show days at Palm Grove in Darling Harbour, and the two entry points at Glebe Island; in Hall 1 (Ferry Terminal entry) and Hall 3 (Car Park entry).
- Adults – $21.00
- Children – $13.00
- Family Pass – $49.00
- 2-Day Guest Pass – $30.00
- 3-Day Guest Pass – $40.00
- Pensioner – $15.00
- Seniors – $19.00
- All tickets $5.00 for entry after 5pm