Escape the Crowds: Experience Vivid Sydney with a Captain Cook Cruise from Hunters Hill or Northwood

    Sydney, Australia - 1 June 2022: Sydney Opera house during Vivid Sydney light show painted in bright colours.

    Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest light, music and ideas festival, transforms Sydney Harbour into a dazzling spectacle every year.  This year, the festival is from 24 May 2024 to 15 June 2024.  Keep reading as we are offering you a chance for three families to win a family pass to view Vivid Sydney from the comfort of a Captain Cook Cruise.

    But with its popularity comes crowds. This year, ditch the packed trains and traffic jams and set sail for a unique and unforgettable Vivid experience with Captain Cook Cruises, departing conveniently from Hunters Hill and Northwood wharves.

    Tranquil Escape, Front-Row Seats

    Imagine this: you glide across the illuminated harbour, the cool breeze carrying the murmurs of the city instead of the roar of the crowds. On a Captain Cook Vivid Cruise departing from Hunters Hill or Northwood, you’ll enjoy a tranquil escape from the city bustle while still experiencing the magic of Vivid. These smaller wharfs mean less congestion and a smoother start to your evening, allowing you to truly relax and soak in the sights.

    Panoramic Views, Dazzling Light Displays

    Captain Cook’s vessels offer unobstructed panoramic views of the harbour, placing you front and centre for the stunning Vivid light displays. You’ll have ample space to move around the deck, taking in the iconic sights like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge bathed in vibrant colors and artistic illuminations. These prime vantage points ensure you won’t miss a single detail of the festival’s brilliance.

    Skip the Hassle, Embrace the Comfort

    Forget expensive parking, lengthy commutes, and battling the crowds. A Captain Cook Vivid Cruise from Hunters Hill or Northwood offers a convenient and comfortable alternative. Park your car for free at the wharf (limited spaces available), board the cruise with ease, and settle in for a magical evening on the water.

    The Details

    • 3 nights:  Sat 8th June, Sun 9th June and Sat 15 June 2024
    • Departing Hunters Hill 5:40 pm, 7:05 pm & 8:30 pm from Alexandra St Wharf
    • Departing Northwood 5:50 pm, 7:15 pm & 8:40 pm from Northwood Wharf
    • The 8:30 pm/8.40 pm departure also includes the Love is in the Air Drone Show at 9:10 pm on each night

    The Prices are from $35 adult, $29 child 4-15yrs for the two earlier departures, and $55 adult, $29 Child for the later Drone Show departure. All departures include

    • Spectacular Vivid Light sightseeing featuring the full canvas of lights from the water
    • Skip the public transport queues and book a guaranteed ferry that suits the whole family
    • 360-degree waterfront views from all-weather indoor and outdoor decks
    • Guests are welcome to BYO drinks and light snacks
    • Approx. 90 minutes round trip
    • Ferry-style seating aboard twin-deck Rocket catamaran

    Win a Family Pass

    Thanks to Captain Cook Cruises, In the Cove is giving away three Captain Cook Cruises Family Pass (2 Adults and 2 Children) on the 5.40 pm trip (from Hunters Hill)/ 5.50 pm form Northwood).  All you have to do is fill out the entry form below.  To Be Eligible you must live in the Lane Cove Council Area, Lane Cove North or Hunters Hill.

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    Win a Family Pass (four tickets) to a Captain Cook Vivid Tour

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    How to Book

    Experience the magic of Vivid Sydney from a unique perspective. Set sail with Captain Cook Cruises from Hunters Hill or Northwood and enjoy a tranquil escape, spectacular views, and unforgettable memories.  There are only limited places on board the vessels, so don’t miss out book now here.

    Lane Cove Ferry

    The Ferry is a delightful way to travel to the city.  On Tuesday 8th December 2020 ITC did a live feed from Longueville Wharf to Circular Quay.  While on route we spoke to a few people who said they now use the Ferry Service instead of the bus.   Watch our live feed here.

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