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A cruise boat at night on Sydney Harbour near the Opera House lit up in coloured lights
Photograph: Destination NSW

These cruise packages let you experience the Vivid Sydney magic from the water

See the lights from land, air and sea along with optional dining and passes to other Sydney attractions

By Time Out in association with KKday

After two years of cancellation Vivid Sydney is back and looks to be extraordinary in 2022: spectacular light installations everywhere you look, uplifting talks, and inspirational music gigs – all on a greater scale than ever before. And if you don’t believe us, check out this behind-the-scenes video.  

If you’re wondering how to make the most of Vivid Sydney this year then may we suggest a cruise package that allows you to experience the light show from the water and more? KKday are offering two different packages available for adults and kids. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board as you watch the skies light up in breathtaking colours.

This could be the Sydney cruise of a lifetime. Take in the dazzling Vivid Sydney light show as you float along Darling Harbour, then head to the Sydney Tower Eye and enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the city lights from 250 metres up. You’ll also experience the geography, culture and history of Australia at the Sydney Tower Eye 4D theatre. If you like, add on an optional discounted pass for one to three attractions including Sea Life Sydney, Wild Life Sydney and Madame Tussaud’s. The cruise time is selected when you book, while entry to the Sydney Tower Eye and other attractions is valid for a year. Packages start at $70 adults/$55 kids.

Nothing stimulates the appetite like a glorious view of Sydney Harbour lit up in all the colours of the rainbow, and this option gives you all of the inclusions of option 1 plus three-course à la carte dining on board your boat. The menu choices include smoked salmon, pear and walnut salad, gremolata rubbed barramundi fillet, seasoned roast chicken, slow-cooked Middle Eastern eggplant, lemon and lime tart and chocolate raspberry coconut pebble. Don’t forget to redeem your pass to Sydney Tower Eye and explore other attractions via the optional discount pass. Packages start at $125 adults/$95 children.

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