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Vivid Sydney, Blue Mountains and Beyond

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory

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Tour summary

Travel with the best tour and transport operator.
Awarded GOLD at the 2022 Australian Tourism Awards

Get ready to for the Vivid Sydney annual celebration of creativity, innovation and technology which transforms Sydney over 23 days and nights. Touring both Diamond and Gold departures we visit the Sydney Towers where we enjoy lunch at SkyFeast, visit the Chinese Gardens of Friendship, experience 360 degree views of Katooma Falls before boarding a premium upper deck food and wine cruise on Sydney's Harbour. Making our way back through Port Macquarie with a visit to the Dolphin Marine Park overnighting in Coffs Harbour before heading back to Brisbane.

Departure location:
Sydney Airport
Return location:
Brisbane Coach Terminal
Tour duration:
6
days
Physical rating:
2 - Moderate
Departure dates:

29 May 2024 - Diamond Departure 5 June 2024 - Gold Departure

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Coach classes:
Gold
Gold
Diamond
Diamond
Tour accreditations:
Tour experiences:

16 Meals Eco Experiences 3 Eco Experiences 2 Cultural/Heritage & Indigenous Experiences

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Vivid Sydney, Blue Mountains and Beyond

Tour pricing

Twin Share
Gold
Gold
$
3950
pp
Sole Use
Gold
Gold
$
4820
pp
Twin Share
Diamond
Diamond
$
4230
pp
Sole Use
Diamond
Diamond
$
5090
pp
Deposit:
$1000pp
Sole Use:
Green Guest Policy:
Save $20pp Twin Share or $40 Sole Use
All prices are in AUD.

Additional information

POST TOUR EXTENDER OPTION

1 additional day (TOTAL 7 DAY TOUR)

• One way economy class flight ex Brisbane to Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide

• 1 additional night room only post-tour at Meriton Suites Brisbane

• One way Airtrain ticket ex Roma Street Station to Brisbane Domestic Terminal

Plus $520pp Twin Share

Plus $615 Sole Use

**Subject to availability – some block out dates apply. Prices are subject to change without notice**

Deposit of $1000pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for details.

Tour inclusions

  • One-way Carbon Neutral economy class flight to Sydney ex Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide
  • Travel Carbon Neutral on our 100% offset luxury ‘Gold Class’ or opulent ‘Diamond Class’ coach
  • Fully escorted by experienced Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host and coach captain
  • SkyFeast at Sydney Tower welcome lunch
  • 3 nights Sydney
  • Guided walking tour of Sydney Opera House
  • Culinary experience at Midden Sydney
  • Chinese Gardens of Friendship guided tour
  • Blue Mountains; Scenic World
  • Starlight Sydney Harbour dinner cruise to see the Vivid lights at night with premium upper deck dining and guaranteed window seating
  • Visit Timbertown in Wauchope
  • 1 night Port Macquarie
  • Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
  • 1 night Coffs Harbour
  • Tour and tasting at Tropical Fruit World
  • 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

Deposit of $1000pp required within 14 days of making booking to secure your reservation.

Flights are arranged to suit the tour as a group in advance, therefore we cannot book individual preferences or guarantee direct flights.

N.B. Tour subject to fuel levy price increases for all transport operators. See T&Cs for details.

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels

Physical rating

2 - Moderate
Passengers must be able to:
  • Participate in guided or unguided small walking tours at a relaxed pace
  • Walk on mostly level ground
  • Tackle an occasional flight of stairs or incline
  • Occasionally need to stand for up to 10 minutes
  • Get on and off transportation unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours with time to rest at least every 10 minutes
  • Walk confidently on bush tracks and soft sand – mostly level ground
  • Stand for 15 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Tackle a flight of stairs or incline
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Participate in walking tours without having to stop or sit down to rest for up to 20 minutes
  • Walk up an incline equal to a flight of stairs without stopping
  • Stand for 30 minutes without needing to sit down
  • Walk over uneven ground, tackle cobbled creek crossings & walk through soft sand
  • Get on and off transportation multiple times unaided
  • Manage your own luggage
  • Be extremely mobile and live an active lifestyle
  • Negotiate inclines, declines and varied terrain confidently
  • Participate in a physical activity lasting up to 5 hours (Trek/walks)
  • Manage your own luggage and be able to carry with you a backpack with items required for the physical activities
Learn more about our fitness levels
Flight included
Flight included
Coach
Coach
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Local guide
Local guide
Walking component
Walking component
Heritage
Heritage
Cruise
Cruise
Cable car
Cable car
Eco experience
Eco experience
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
GGP
GGP

Itinerary

Departs
Sydney Airport
Returns
Brisbane Coach Terminal

Day

1

Sydney Airport

Flight included
Flight included
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Coach
Coach

Fly Carbon Neutral to Sydney and join your friendly Fun Over 50 Holidays tour host for local coach transfers to Sydney Tower. Enjoy lunch at Sky Feast, boasting 360-degree views as you dine on a delicious buffet lunch. Large picture windows frame iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and, in the distance, the Blue Mountains. Following lunch enjoy some free time here before boarding our opulent ‘Diamond Class’ or luxury ‘Gold Class’ coach, travelling responsibly knowing all coach emissions are 100% offset. We then make our way to our hotel to check-in.

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Sydney

Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Local guide
Local guide
Heritage
Heritage
Walking component
Walking component
GGP
GGP

This morning we join a privately guided walking tour of the Sydney Opera House. Learn what makes this building a World Heritage-listed masterpiece and discover the magic beneath the sails. Enjoy lunch at the exciting Midden Sydney where Ambassador Chef Mark Olive draws on his Indigenous heritage and heroes a produce-focused menu of native Australian ingredients – from wattle seed and bush honey to saltbush and succulents. Later we take a guided tour of the Chinese Garden of Friendship, an enchanting oasis nestled in the heart of Darling Harbour, that fuses traditional Chinese landscape design and the vibrant spirit of Sydney.

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Sydney

Cable car
Cable car
Eco experience
Eco experience
Festival & Event
Festival & Event
Food & Wine experience
Food & Wine experience
Walking component
Walking component

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, enjoy an evening of fine dining and spectacular views that is the quintessential Vivid Sydney gourmet food and wine cruise on Sydney Harbour. An unforgettable experience with premium upper deck guaranteed window seating, offering uninterrupted million-dollar views. Soak up 3-hours of relaxed cruising viewing the full canvas of Vivid lights.

**Dinner venue caters for gluten free and vegetarian dietary requirements only. Anyone with an allergy must self-manage.

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4

Sydney - Port Macquarie

Heritage
Heritage

Departing Sydney, we hug the eastern seaboard making our way to Wauchope to arrive at Timber town Heritage Theme Park for an afternoon of heritage delights. Immerse yourself in this exciting time of Australian history, as you 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.

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Sails Resort, Port Macquarie Marina
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Port Macquarie - Coffs Harbour

Eco experience
Eco experience

This morning we add a little wildlife into our day with a visit to Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. Home to Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, seals, a flock of little penguins, green sea turtles, fresh water turtles and a variety of endemic fish species; the marine park provides an educational, enjoyable and above all ‘hands-on’ experience. You might even be kissed by a seal or a dolphin! We continue on to Coffs Harbour where we check-in to our absolute beachfront resort which is nestled amongst 36 hectares of native bushland, where the mountains meet the sea.

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Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour
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Coffs Harbour - Brisbane Coach Terminal

Eco experience
Eco experience
Local guide
Local guide
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Rail journey

Today we venture on to Tropical Fruit World, a 200-acre commercial fruit plantation. Enjoy lunch and tasty fruit platter before taking a guided farm tour by tractor train. We then head for home, making our way back to the Brisbane Coach Terminal.

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At Fun Over 50 Holidays, we understand the immense value of your dream holiday and the need for comprehensive protection, especially in the current COVID-19 landscape. That’s why we’ve introduced a COVID Refund Secure Policy, so you can have complete peace of mind when booking your next trip with us.

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Fun Over 50 is proud to announce that we’ve been named as a Best Of Queensland Experience. This means that we come highly recommended by travellers, and provide exemplary tourism experiences through:

  • Exceptional service reflected in customer reviews
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How do I book this tour?

To book this tour, all you need to do is get in touch with us. We will take your details and reserve your place over the phone. We can also answer any questions you may have and give you all the information you need.

How much luggage can I take?

Our coach tours have a baggage restriction of 17kg per person (regardless of flight and rail allowances) due to our Occupational Health & Safety standards. You can also bring one small, soft carry-on bag not exceeding 30cm wide, 30cm high, and 15cm thick that may be stowed in the overhead compartment.

What do the fitness ratings mean?

Each of our tours has a fitness rating which describes the level of physical activity involved with the tour. These ratings are very important when choosing your tour to ensure it's right for you.  Our fitness ratings are:

  • 1 Easy
  • 2 Moderate
  • 3 Active/moderate
  • 4 Highly active
What is the average size of tour groups?

Our Gold Class coaches have a seat capacity of between 44 and 46, but we cap Gold Class tours at 40 guests per tour. Our Diamond Class tours have a capacity of just 26 guests. Other tour types may have different capacities depending on the transport and destination. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about a specific tour.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

In most cases, yes we can. We can accommodate guests who are vegetarian and can assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically-recommended diets. Please advise us at time of booking, and we can confirm with our suppliers and restaurants.

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