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Vivid Sydney at the Sydney Harbour

See Sydney in a whole new light

Sydney is one of the greatest cities in the world. Its sparkling harbour, iconic buildings, award-winning restaurants, world-class events and uniquely vibrant culture make it a must-see destination and during Vivid Sydney, it’s sparkle gets a whole lot brighter. 

Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas transforms the harbor city into a uniquely colorful and creative canvas. For 23 days, from 24 May to 15 June 2019, be awakened by amazing light art installations and music across the city, a spectacular that’s not to be missed.

With daily departures from the US to Sydney, including non-stop services from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth and one-stop from New York (JFK), it’s easier than ever to fly than Sydney with Qantas. The Best of Sydney starts the moment you step on board your Qantas flight.

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What to see at Vivid Sydney 2019?

From Lighting of the Sails at the Sydney Opera House to the Lights for the Wild at the Taronga Zoo, these are the things you won't want to miss this year. 

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Be a part of an exciting Vivid Sydney event with these activities

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Sydney, NSW

Whether you're visiting for a few days or a few weeks, explore the cafes, suburbs and harbour that make Sydney unforgettable.

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Port Macquarie Coastline, Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

Checked baggage, entertainment and meals included on every Qantas flight

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Your flight with Qantas

Your Australian vacation begins the moment you step onboard your Qantas flight. We've drawn on 98 years of flying to design extraordinary, award-winning travel experiences. On your Qantas A380 or B789 flights from the US to Australia, experience the comfort and exceptional service of:
  • Spacious seats which convert into a fully-flat bed with mattress in Business, a dedicated Premium Economy cabin or ergonomically designed seats in International Economy.
  • On-demand inflight entertainment with something for everyone
  • Delicious meals complemented by a range of beverage options throughout your flight.
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Vivid Sydney 2018

Experience Vivid Sydney and beyond

Experience the best of NSW, with two nights in Sydney for Vivid Sydney, two nights in Australia’s oldest wine region the Hunter Valley, two nights in the Blue Mountain and three nights in the beach town of Byron Bay.

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Vivid Sydney 2018

Visit Vivid Sydney and Byron beaches

Visit Vivid Sydney and watch Sydney transform into a landscape of ‘light art’ sculptures. This 7-night package includes five nights in Sydney, with Sydney Opera House Tour and ground touring, along with two nights in Byron Bay.

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Vivid Sydney 2018

8-day Vivid Sydney 2019

Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, a mesmerizing free public exhibition. Stay five nights in Sydney with a Harbour facing and climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge on a special Vivid Sydney BridgeClimb.

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Vivid Sydney 2018

Explore Vivid Sydney and surrounds

Experience your luxury Sydney and Surrounds vacation with five nights Sydney, two nights touring the wilderness of the Blue Mountains and Australia's oldest wine region, the Hunter Valley. Also experience the BridgeClimb and more.

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Important information

* Prices in USD. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or days. Price stated is for the least expensive itinerary. Total price for other itineraries may be higher due to higher taxes. Restrictions on baggage and additional baggage fees may apply. Prices may change at any time and are not guaranteed until payment is made. There may be other travel dates available but not enough seats to allow us to advertise. If your travel dates are flexible, use “Flexible with dates” to find the best airfare. Before booking any fare, please check the rules for that fare for applicable travel dates and for restrictions and any applicable fees, including, but not limited to, service fees and fees on refundability, date changes, and no-shows.It is the passenger's responsiblity to ensure all visa requirements are complied with.