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Sydney's Vivid Festival
24 May / 15 June, 2024

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: $160
per person
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.

Join the professional team from Sydney Harbour Kayaks on a very special 90 minute night-time sea kayaking tour:
Sydney Vivid Moonlight Kayaking Experience

As the sun sets over Sydney and we cast off in our kayaks, watch the city come to life and illuminate around you from your floating vantage point.

Our leisurely paddle loop starts and finishes at the Australian National Maritime Museum,. We get to safely explore the illuminated waters of Darling Harbour, taking in the magnificent light-shows of VIVID 2024


BARANI offers a bittersweet narrative, rich with historical and cultural significance, and a new way to see the land on which we stand today. Using a unique blend of modern, digital illustration and First Nations iconography, a moving coming-of-age and mother-and-son story unfolds before us.

BARANI is a unique collaboration between the Australian National Maritime Museum, and Studio Gilay as part of Vivid Sydney.


We will also get to paddle to the Pyrmont Bridge to get a wonderful view of Hika Rakuyo, This spectacular artwork is a Japanese concept that uses flowers and falling leaves as a metaphor for the transient beauty of life.


Told through an eight-minute holographic light and laser show of Hika Rakuyo, admire the story of native Australian flowers blooming across the dark water of the bay.

These guided kayaking tours provide a rare opportunity to paddle through Darling Harbour on a moonlit adventure that allows you to experience Sydney’s VIVID Festival from a unique and crowd-free perspective.

Join us and take this unique and rare opportunity to paddle through Sydney’s iconic Harbour under the moonlight and experience our city like never before.


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).

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


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


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

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