An island you actually want to get stranded on

Time to get your tropical get-ups ready and book your escape as Wine Island returns, in 2019, for its 5th birthday!

Taking place over 3 days from Friday 1 Nov – Sunday 3 Nov, 2019 on Clark Island, this is the place where you can feel like you’re leaving the city while entering the very heart of it.

The event begins as soon as you board the Batch & Co Spritz Boats, departing from Man O War Steps, Sydney Opera House. To get you in the holiday spirit, all holidaymakers receive a choice of either Bondi, Sorrento or Noosa Spritz on the short voyage to paradise.

Upon arrival, it’s a matter of choose your own adventure –  sip on premium wines from Australia & abroad; clench your thirst with a cold brew at Jetty Road Brewing Co; discover the Matso’s Island Oasis or Smirnoff Infusions, for island cocktails; drink all the pink at the Rosé Lifestyle beach; get competitive in our island games and treasure hunts; learn a bunch of things at the Wine Selectors & Manly Spirits masterclasses, get pampered at Napoleon Perdis Beauty Bar or dance until the sun goes down. Whatever adventure you choose on the island, will be rewarded.

Fishing for food? There’ll be plenty of choice on the island with all dietary needs taken care of, including juicy Chur burgers, loaded fries, Mediterranean pitas, yum cha, cheese & charcuterie platters, oysters and gelato.

New addition to 2019: The Hampton’s Experience – holidaymakers will enjoy a leisurely cruise across to Wine Island on board their own floating island, the Hamptons. Once moored you will have access to The Hamptons for the entire event. This includes a food & beverage package and a beautiful relaxing space to call your own.  Hampton’s guests also receive one complimentary cocktail at Mister Percy’s Bar, located in the 7 Star Bar along with a mini make over or massage.

Wine Island is a small island which means only a limited amount of guests are allowed per session. This ensures fewer crowds, more time to chat to winemakers and extra legroom on the island dance floor!

Please note:  Wine Island is a session based event and runs daily from 10am – 2pm and 4pm – 8pm.

We look forward to welcoming you to Wine Island for a drop in the harbour!


ALL ferries will depart ‘Man O War Steps’ Sydney Opera House (east)

All ferries depart approx. 30-40 minutes before advertised event session time. To ensure smooth boarding, please arrive 45 minutes before the event time. That way, we can get you on your way to wine paradise.

Please note: To provide the best experience possible, our departure times are strictly observed. Please ensure that you allow extra travel time on your journey to the Man O War Steps to avoid delays.

On your journey to Wine Island, you’ll be enjoying a splash of spritz, thanks to Batch & Co.

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Ferries will commence departure from Clark Island 20 mins before advertised session end time.

Holidaymakers will be dropped off at Campbell’s Cove Pontoon, Circular Quay (just north of the Overseas Passenger Terminal).

Please note:  No alcohol to be consumed on the short journey back to Campbell’s Cove, please use this time to sip on your water and post to Instagram. Also, no opened bottles allowed off the island so please keep a lid on it until you get home and enjoy!

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Wine Island is an 18+ fully licensed event and BYO alcohol is not permitted. There will be a range of alcoholic beverages available to taste or purchase by the glass and take home, by the bottle.

Please note: Wine Island only serves tastings and beverages by the glass.  All bottle purchases are for take away consumption only and must be taken off the island unopened.  There is also a strict no drinking policy on the return ferry which you must adhere to.

Wine Island serves alcohol in accordance with Responsible Service of Alcohol guidelines.

Please consume alcohol responsibly.