Exclusive Day Trip on Sydney Harbour 2019

The attack on Sydney Harbour by midget submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy, on the night of 31st May 1942, brought the war to Australia’s doorstep.

Battle Honours Australia (BHA) offers, for interested groups, a ‘Battlefield Tour On Water’ that tracks that submarine attack.

Peter Grose, Australian author of A Very Rude Awakening: The Night the Japanese Midget Subs came to Sydney, published by Allen & Unwin, will provide a commentary on the events of the night of 31st May/1st June 1942

The tour comprises:

  • 4 hour cruise: dep 11am / return 3pm.
  • A buffet style lunch with tea, coffee and biscuits available on boarding.
  • Cash bar at Seniors prices.
  • Historical commentary following the key sites around the Harbour.
  • Departure / Return Point is King Street Wharf.

The book and the dvd by the author Peter Grose on the Sydney Harbour Attack, and his book on the Raid on Darwin, are made available for separate individual purchase.

Comments from passengers:

We thoroughly enjoyed the day and found the talk extremely interesting. I am looking forward to reading both his books.   My parents were both stationed at Garden Island at the time of the attack and it was fascinating to hear about the events and conditions at the time. Have already recommended the tour to several other people.

Thank you for a wonderful day. Great cruise, delicious lunch, good value and I learned a lot.

We really enjoyed the harbour tour and thought it was excellent value for money and it was great to be able to see exactly where events took place. The food was excellent and we appreciated the cash bar. It was moving to include the tribute to those who lost their lives that day. The organisation throughout was excellent - a thoroughly enjoyable day!

The cost per passenger for the cruise is $95.

See the Gallery for the photos.

Next Cruise

Peter Grose is returning to Australia in January 2020 and will be joining the BHA cruise that month.

The date is to be confirmed subject to Peter's travel arrangements.

Please register your interest for the Januarly 2020 cruise or to book a cruise for your organisation at another time, please contact BHA via info@battle-honours.com.au.