Bring in the New Year in Sydney 2018 with our top tips. Marked the first place from which the British colonial journey started and now it is one of the most visited places in the entire country of Australia, and an all time favourite of Thorne travel.
Every year, the Harbour City transforms into a spectacular canvas of lights, and the 10th Year of Vivid Sydney is no exception, with the 2018 display set to be bigger, brighter and better than ever before! A stellar lineup of A-list acts will headline the epic celebration, with acclaimed Aussie artist Jonathan Zawada lighting up the Opera House, along with Beyonce’s sister Solange, Ice Cube and a plethora of well known artists keeping the crowds grooving during the three week event. To ensure you see the best of Sydney during this year’s celebration, Samantha has picked her favourite hot spots but this city has so much to offer so why not call in and speak to Samantha our Thorne Travel Australian expert to find you perfect time in Sydney.
Fancy a drink with a view
Then visit Hacienda Sydney
Sitting high above, the uber Insta-worthy Hacienda Sydney is an oasis from the hustle and bustle below on Macquarie Street. Boasting a cuban-esque plantation feel and gorgeous vintage interiors, as well as amazing views of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, the trendy harbourside bar is pulling out all the stops this year with a Vivid Sydney-inspired cocktail. The Light’er Up cocktail promises to be lit (quite literally!), with a delicious muddle of vodka, lavender, raspberry syrup and lemon juice mixed together and set on fire! See, we told you it was the place to be!
Do you want to be near the water?
You can’t get much closer to the action than the famous Opera Bar, one of our favourites. As well as being right in the heart of all the colourful fun, the menu and cocktail lists feature some delicious Vivid-themed additions, including electric blue, orange and red night cocktails, and a deliciously vibrant dip tasting plate. The only thing left to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the show – don’t forget the camera!
High up on a roof top
The Glenmore Hotel
Offering 180 degree views of the harbour and boasting a laid back ambience, the rooftop bar at The Glenmore Hotel is a great spot to pull up a seat, grab a drink and enjoy the show – away from the hustle and bustle! Boasting an impressive drinks list and a knock-out menu, an evening here promises good food, booze and unbeatable views.
Looking for a hotel or flights then contact us at Thorne Travel and we will find the perfect adventure for you.