European-Style Electric Picnic Boats Are Coming to Sydney in Time for Summer

You don't need a boat license to drive one of these.

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Summer is back and boating adventures are now on the cards for Western Sydney residents, with GoBoat launching self-drive river cruises in the bayside suburb of Cabarita. The family-friendly, electric picnic boats will set sail along the Parramatta River from 15 December. 

In a first for Western Sydney, people with no boating experience can hire and drive a GoBoat from D’Albora Marina Cabarita Point and explore the river and coves around the Inner West for up to five hours. Pack a picnic or order one to be packed for you and enjoy a day out on the water. There are no age limits for passengers and dogs are welcome, for a family-friendly experience.

Each European-style boat seats up to eight people and features a communal recycled timber picnic table and sunshade for protection. The eco-friendly boats are constructed from fibreglass using recycled PET bottles instead of virgin glass and are powered by state-of-the-art electric motors.

Sydneysiders eager to set sail can book sessions from one to five hours in length, with the most popular two-hour hire costing $199 (under $25 per person). Skippers and their crew will receive a thorough safety briefing and demonstration prior to setting sail. All boats are speed limited and all safety equipment including life jackets for adults and children are provided because safety first.

Cabarita Point is GoBoat’s first Sydney location since opening in Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane, with more locations on the way. 

Book a GoBoat here.

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All of the Sydney Food News You Need to Know

For all your Sydney food moments.

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There’s plenty to celebrate this year, from new menus to restaurants throwing parties, bottomless brunches, and more.

Here, we have the latest on Sydney’s food news, from chefs taking over restaurants to limited-edition menus and feasts for all your friends to enjoy.

  • To celebrate World Gin Day, and for one week only, gin and food lovers can try nagashi-sōmen—translating to ‘flowing noodles’— which sees noodles sent down a bamboo chute for diners to collect with chopsticks. The one-off experience will be hosted at Kid Kyoto, where guests can enjoy their flowing noodles alongside a menu paired with delicious KI NO BI Gin cocktails. Purchase tickets here.
  • Tuck into a Fireball Burger
  • Feeling the cold? Fireball Whisky and Bar Luca have teamed up for the ultimate firey menu. Offered for a limited time only, head down to Bar Luca for $6 Fireball shots all day, a Fireball shot and cocktail on arrival, and an all-you-can-eat bites of the full “Blame Fireball” menu on Saturday, July 1. Book a spot here
  • For two nights only, on Tuesday the 20th and Tuesday 27th of June, Graeme Hunt, Head Chef of Sydney’s trending late-night bar and dining venue at Zaffi, will be stepping up to the kitchen at award-winning bar PS40. Pop-up guests can expect a mosaic of colourful Lebanese-inspired bar snacks paired with exclusive midweek sips made by the mastermind behind the experimental bar, Michael Chiem.
  • Fan of Cinderella? The Great Hall is transforming into The Royal Palace for an enchanting high tea from July 1-2. There will be dancing and fun, and then Cinderella will run out of the venue leaving behind her glass slipper—the search for the missing beauty will begin. Tickets for the Cinderella High Tea costs $80-85 and you can purchase them here.
  • Grill’d has dropped two new burgers, and they’re beyond anything we could have imagined. Taking inspiration from Mexico, Grilld’s two new burgers are a Zesty Mexi and Luxe Nacho Burger. The Zesty Mexi features a black bean pattie with corn chips, tasty cheese, slaw, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo mixed with green tomatillo lime salsa. For meat lovers, the Luxe Nacho Burger is the same as the Zesty Mexi, but with a premium Wagyu pattie.

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