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Sydney's Vivid Festival
see you for Vivid 2025

Sydney Harbour Kayaks' presents
'Moonlight' Sea Kayaking Experience
From Australian National Maritime Museum,
Darling Harbour
(Starting from the HMAS Vampire Pavilion / Marina level)

All sessions: $TBA

6 pm and 8.30pm sessions available



Sydney Harbour Kayaks presents three weeks of very special night-time Sea-Kayaking Guided Experiences. Paddling through Darling Harbour on our very special Sydney VIVID 'moonlight' adventure into Sydney Harbour and return.

Special night-time guided kayaking tour during the Sydney's Vivid Festival.


Australian National Maritime Museum

Darling Harbour Starting from the HMAS Vampire Pavilion / Marina level

Duration: 1 1/2 Hours

Three weeks only - VERY LIMITED Places available.


Step into an enchanting world with Sydney Harbour Kayaks on an unforgettable 90-minute night-time sea kayaking journey: the Sydney Vivid Moonlight Kayaking Experience.

As the sun dips below the horizon and we embark on our kayaks, witness the mesmerizing transformation of Sydney as it bursts into a dazzling display of lights, all from the comfort of your floating perch.

Our leisurely paddle adventure begins and concludes at the iconic Australian National Maritime Museum. Glide serenely through the illuminated waters of Darling Harbour, where the captivating light spectacles of VIVID 2024 await your discovery.

Prepare to be captivated by BARANI, a spellbinding tale steeped in historical and cultural significance. Through a mesmerizing fusion of modern digital artistry and First Nations iconography, immerse yourself in a poignant coming-of-age narrative and the touching bond between mother and son.

BARANI stands as a testament to the collaborative spirit between the Australian National Maritime Museum and Studio Gilay, crafted exclusively for Vivid Sydney.

Our journey also leads us to the majestic Pyrmont Bridge, offering a breathtaking vista of Hika Rakuyo. Delve into the profound Japanese philosophy, where flowers and falling leaves symbolize the fleeting beauty of existence.

Marvel at the eight-minute holographic light and laser spectacle of Hika Rakuyo, as native Australian flora blooms across the tranquil waters of the bay, painting a picture of ephemeral splendor.

These guided kayaking expeditions offer a rare opportunity to traverse Darling Harbour on a moonlit escapade, granting you an unparalleled, crowd-free perspective of Sydney's VIVID Festival.

Join us and seize this extraordinary chance to paddle through Sydney's iconic Harbour under the moon's gentle glow, and embark on an unparalleled journey through our city's enchanting nightscape.


The sea kayaks that we will be paddling in are a Mirage Sea Kayaks Touring double - they are very stable and have a wonderful glide.

Please note:

This tour is NOT suitable for complete beginner paddlers, paddling experience is recommended. Sydney Harbour Kayaks offer FREE Beginner Lessons every Saturday and Sunday at our Spit Bridge location. maybe get a kayaking lesson and get prepared for this wonderful experience.

Everyone will be grouped into double (2 person) kayaks. If there is an odd numbered tour, then the lead guide will determine the person that will paddle in the single kayak (generally the strongest paddler of the entire group).

Cancellation Policy - VIVID Festival

1. If you would like to transfer or postpone your booking 48 hours before the activity a $40.00 administration fee (per person) will be charged. Your booking can be transferred to any of our other tour products.

2. No refunds will be given for cancellations 48 hours before the activity or on the day of the activity.

Please note:  The exact route of the tour may change at the last minute due to local weather conditions and / or boat traffic.  If the conditions are too dangerous to paddle, then we would cancel the tour and you will be changed to another tour or a credit will be given.

NOTE: This tour is not suited for children under 10 years of age

Contact us:
02 99694590 or 0408997704

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Meeting Point:
Australian National Maritime Museum / Warship Pavilion
Marina Level.

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NOTE: This tour is not suited for children under 10 years of age

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