Vivid Sydney Spectacular and Beyond 2019


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, Ballina and Byron Bay.

Duration Duration:

6 days

Price From From

$2,999pp (AUD)

Departs Departure Dates:

28th May 2019

Location Departure Location:
Flight to Sydney

Location Return Location:


Twin Share
Sole Use
$800pp non-refundable

Save $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use

Itinerary (Flight to Sydney - Brisbane)

Day 1    (L,D) Sydney

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Flights arrive in Sydney mid-morning where we board our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach to make our way into the CBD for lunch at the Chinese Garden of Friendship. 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, Sydney

Day 2    (B,L,D) Hawkesbury River

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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.

Day 3    (B,L,D) Blue Mountains

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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 luxury Blue Room 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.

Day 4    (B,L,D) Sydney - Port Macquarie

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Departing Sydney, we hug the eastern seaboard making 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. Afterwards, we take a short journey to Port Macquarie to check-in to our hotel.

1 Night Stay: Sails Resort, Port Macquarie Marina

Day 5    (B,L,D) Port Macquarie - Ballina

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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, fresh water 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

Day 6    (B,MT,L) Ballina - Brisbane

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This morning we follow the scenic coastal route via Lennox Heads as we make our way to Byron Bay. We break here for some retail therapy  and lunch before returning to the venue prior to our final leg ending at Brisbane Transit Centre at approximately 4:30pm.

Tour Inclusions

  • One way economy class flight to Sydney ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach travel
  • Visit to Madame Tussauds
  • 3 nights 5 star Sydney
  • Riverboat Postman cruise
  • Blue Room glass boat buffet dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour to see the Vivid light show
  • 1 night Port Macquarie
  • 1 night Ballina
  • Byron Bay
  • Dolphin Marine Magic at Coffs Harbour
  • 16 meals
  • ‘Diamond Class’ tours include a beverage package each evening with dinner *standard beer, wine, spirits and soft drink capped to a bar tab not unlimited*

Additional Information

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.

Select the GGP option on this tour and help reduce extra pressures on our natural environment. You will be rewarded with a reduced rate on your tour. SAVE $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use.

B = Full Breakfast MT = Morning Tea L = Lunch AT = Afternoon Tea D = Two Course Dinner

Please click here to view our ‘Diamond Class’ seating expectations that apply to both sole use and twin/double bookings.

Flights Included
Cable Car/Chairlift
Eco Experience
Walking Component
Food & Wine Experience
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Green Guest Policy


Passengers must be able to:

  • Walk 10 min without stopping
  • Ascend stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 min without sitting
  • Walk over uneven ground
  • Embark/debark transport unaided
  • Manage their own luggage

See our terms for more details

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