Supafun at Supanova

Friday

We Started our trip at the Disability trust Head office and we picked up our new travel friends along the way to Sydney Olympic Park.  After getting to know each other in the van. We headed to the Ibis Olympic Park and checked in. 

In the afternoon we headed down to the ferry and jumped aboard the River Cat to the city 

A journey on the RiverCat down the River is quite different to any other ferry ride in Sydney.  Seeing the Harbour Bridge, the grinning mouth at the entrance to Luna Park, the rows of wharves around Walsh Bay and Pyrmont. But once you get past Balmain and Cockatoo Island there are no ocean-going vessels to avoid, or choppy waves to cut through, just a lot of waterside suburbs that most Sydneysiders don’t even know exist. Before too long the multi-level houses suddenly end, and it’s nothing but mangroves and the River Cat breaking the stillness as it glides through the water. 

After our exciting River Cat Trip, we arrived at Circular Quay. We walked around to the Opera house, looked at the shops and had some coffees to keep warm.  

At 7 pm all the lights came on. And we were super excited to get everything in at Vivid Sydney. The centrepiece of Vivid Sydney is the light sculptures, multimedia interactive work and building projections that transform various buildings and landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge in and around the Sydney central business district into an outdoor nighttime canvas of art. 

After walking around, we decided to eat at City Extra. Overlooking the harbour, the iconic City Extra Restaurant is the perfect place to visit. 

After our Meal we headed Back to the hotel on board the River Cat Ready for Day two  

Saturday

We all met in the morning at 8 am and we all had a very big breakfast and headed on our way to Supernova. Everyone was very excited to see the event and meet the stars from our favourite Tv shows.  Supernova has been a massive part of Australia’s pop culture fandom since 2000; a place where fans inspired by imaginary worlds emanating from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming and literature have been able to come together to celebrate. 

We checked out all the merchandise stands – there were over 100 – and we took heaps of pictures with the cosplayers and characters that were dressed to impress. We had some nice food for from the street stalls for lunch and then headed in to watch the Live Q and A with Winnie-the-Pooh, Jim Cummings.  The talk was amazing, and we learned a lot of voice actors and what it takes to become one.   

After we watched the Star Wars life saver shows in the main area that was amazing. 

We headed to the live drawing classes and learned how to make comic books and story lines come to life. 

After our Jam-packed day with meet and greets and getting around the event we headed back to the hotel, jumped in the bus and headed over to Bankstown sports club for dinner. We went to Green Station Bistro railway-themed dining experience complete with authentic railway carriages. The food and the atmosphere was fantastic.  

Sunday

After a great night’s rest at the Ibis we had a full breakfast and headed back to Supernova. 

Today we were really excited to get around to all the Q and A talks with all the stars. Our first talk was with Alyssa Milano from Charmed and also watched Tyler Hoechlin from Superman. They were fantastic! 

After lunch we walked around to get pictures of everyone dressed up. We got to meet Catwoman , Ninja Turtles, Star Wars characters and characters that inhabit the Marvel and D.C. universes. 

At the end of the day, we went for a beautiful Thai dinner at a Khon Thai close by our hotel.

Monday

We had breakfast and went for a drive to Newington Armory. It is a heritage-listed former Royal Australian Navy armament depot. We were all excited to go on the Brickpit Ring Walk to discover its history and the evolution of the frog’s habitat. From the soaring circular walkway (18.5 metres high), we got a bird’s-eye view without disturbing the tiny residents. 

We walked the 550-metre ring, listened to soundscapes of frog and bird calls, and heard the voices of pit workers recounting their experiences as they helped make the millions of clay bricks used to build Sydney. The panels along the ring provide further details of the history of the area. 

Afterwards we headed for a cafe lunch and headed back to Wollongong.  

We all had a fantastic time on our Trusted Travel trip and we are all talking about our next trips the whole way home. 

What Our Travelers Said

Renee: “I had a lot of fun meeting new people and enjoyed being out and about .  I loved the costume design and watching people draw at Supernova. I will be looking forward to coming back in 2024 with Trusted Travel  

Jocelyn: “I enjoyed seeing Vivid lights and catching the ferry plus making new Friends “ 

Tyler: “I really enjoyed seeing Vivid lights Taking pictures of all the stars & interacting with creative people at the event  

Rodney: “I enjoyed looking at all the shops and eating lots of yummy food “  

Brain: “I loved my hotel room, eating lots of fantastic food and traveling around Sydney”

Terms and Conditions

Orders

Please read these Terms carefully before placing an order for any products.

By placing an order for Products you agree to these Terms.

We will be deemed to have formally accepted your offer of purchase when the merchandise order form has been received.

Each order accepted by us will be a separate and binding agreement between you and Trusted Travel for the supply of the relevant Products in accordance with these Terms. You must provide accurate and current information when ordering your Products. You are responsible for checking the size, options, colours, materials and other relevant information that you submit with your order. By submitting an order, you represent that all Products, sizes, quantities and component variables listed in the order are correct.

Your legal rights

Your purchase of Products will be subject to certain laws including, without limitation, the Australian Consumer Law contained in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (ACL).

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the ACL. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Nothing in these Terms is to be read or applied so as to exclude, restrict or modify any guarantee or other right or remedy in the ACL or other law which cannot by law be excluded, restricted or modified.

Pricing and taxes

Prices are as shown on this website.

Trusted Travel reserves the right to change the prices of Products at any time without notice to you. The price displayed at the time that you place your order will continue to apply to you even if the price changes before your order is accepted by us.

Prices will be displayed in Australian dollars.

Cancellation

If you change your mind on your order, you should let Trusted Travel know as soon as possible. If not, you may be liable to pay for the order. Trusted Travel will assess each order cancellation individually and will contact you with a decision.

Except to the extent required by the ACL or other applicable law, we will not be liable to you, or any other person, for any loss, damage, cost or expense suffered or incurred due to order information being incomplete or inaccurate.

Payment methods and terms

The Disability Trust will use the information you supply in the Trusted Travel merchandise order form to create a debtor ID. The Disability Trust accepts the following payment methods: BPAY, EFT. Cheque, money order, credit card, cash and direct debit. All invoices are payable as per the terms stated on the invoice received. Please contact the accounts department on 02 4255 8000 or email ar@disabilitytrust.org.au for invoice or statement enquiries.

As part of agreeing to these terms and conditions, you agree to have understood the application process for a credit account to be opened with The Disability Trust. You also confirm that the information provided in the Trusted Travel Booking Form is true and correct.

You understand that if there is any default by the Participant and/or Organisation in making payment to The Disability Trust, the information collected in this Agreement together with the information as to the amounts claimed by The Disability Trust to be owing and any related information may be accessed by The Disability Trust and their employees.

You acknowledge that full payment of any debt must be made within the terms as set out above.

You understand that the supply of goods and/or service/s to the Participant may be refused if any particulars requested by The Disability Trust are not provided by the Participant and/or Organisation or if these terms are not agreed to by the Participant and/or Organisation.

You acknowledge that The Disability Trust has requested the Participant and/or Organisation to let The Disability Trust know immediately in writing of any change to the account information. The Participant and/or Organisation acknowledges having been advised by The Disability Trust that Participant and/or Organisation is entitled to access the account information from time to time and require The Disability Trust to take all reasonable steps to ensure that all such information is accurate, complete and up to date.

Gift cards can be used to pay toward your Disability Trust account, Trusted Travel holiday or Trusted Travel merchandise. Gift card only valid for payment to Disability Trust if paid in full by purchaser. If gift card is unpaid, value attached to gift card will not be honoured.

Returns and refunds

You should check your Products as soon as you receive them and ensure that the order has been filled correctly and the Products are not damaged or faulty.

If Products supplied to you are damaged or faulty or are not the Products you ordered, you must contact and inform us as soon as possible. Gift cards cannot be refunded. The amount purchased on the gift card will be applied to your account with The Disability Trust and cannot be exchanged for cash.

We will refund Products that were damaged or faulty at the time of supply to you.

Please return the product/s to us in the original condition within 10 days of receipt, and we will assess your return request, and if appropriate, replace or refund your purchase.

All returns should be sent with supporting documentation in original or appropriate packaging to:

Trusted Travel
Level 1, 5 Edney Lane
Coniston, NSW 2500, Australia

General

We reserve the right to amend these Terms at any time. Any amendment will take effect from the time that it appears on this website.

Skip to content