Get ready to be dazzled by the lights of Sydney’s innovative and breathtaking Vivid Festival. Join us to experience this internationally renowned extravaganza of light, music and ideas in ‘Diamond Class’ with touring in and around Sydney including the Riverboat Postman on the picturesque Hawkesbury River. Return to Brisbane via Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Ballina.
1st June 2020
8th June 2020
board a luxury comfort plus coach to transfer from the airport to the CBD for lunch at the Chinese Garden of Friendship, our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach will meet us here. Next up we visit Madame Tussauds, taking the red-carpet entry to this celebrity experience and meeting a stunning collection of lifelike wax figures. We then make our way to Circular Quay to check-in to our hotel. Tonight, enjoy welcome drinks with your fellow passengers and crew before dinner in the hotel restaurant.
3 Night Stay: Sir Stamford Hotel at Circular Quay
Today we join the Riverboat Postman, established in 1910, as it delivers mail and other essentials to the river-access-only settlements on the Lower Hawkesbury River. On returning to Sydney, the rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. After dinner tonight, take a walk around the harbour and be dazzled by the lights and music of Sydney’s Vivid Festival.
Admiring the majestic World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, we stop at Echo Point lookout before arriving at Scenic World. Glide between clifftops on the Scenic Skyway with 360-degree views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters and Jamison Valley. Tonight, we take a cruise around Sydney Harbour on the city’s newest ‘clearview glass boat’, offering magical views of the Vivid Sydney lights at night. Enjoy canapes and drinks on the Sky Deck and marvel at the spectacular Sydney skyline up in lights as we cruise under the Harbour Bridge and past the Opera House. We then enjoy a quality buffet dining experience in the saloon with included beverages. **Please note: Dinner venue will not cater to gluten, dairy or nut free requirements. Anyone with an allergy must self manage.
Departing Sydney, we make our way to Wauchope to arrive at Timbertown Heritage Theme Park for an afternoon of heritage delights. Take a scenic tour around the village behind one of the gentle giant Clydesdale horses whilst enjoying some local commentary. Afterwards, we take a short journey to Port Macquarie to check in to our water view rooms in the hotel.
1 Night Stay: Sails Resort, Port Macquarie Marina
This morning we discover Coffs Harbour to add a little ‘wildlife’ into our day with a visit to Dolphin Marine Magic. Home to Indo- Pacific bottlenose dolphins, seals, penguins, turtles and fish, the marine park provides an educational and enjoyable experience. We hit the highway mid-afternoon taking us to Ballina where we bed down for the night.
1 Night Stay: Quality Hotel Ballina Beach Resort, Ballina
This morning we make our to Cape Byron Distillery. Here we take a guided tour and short stroll through the subtropical rainforest. We continue north stopping at Tropical Fruit World for lunch followed by a guided farm tour by tractor train and delicious tasting session. We then head for home making our way back to Brisbane Transit Centre.
Non-refundable deposit of $800pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation. N.B. This package is subject to a fuel levy without notice for air and coach components. Flights are arranged to suit the tour group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.
B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner
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