Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales
See the best of Vivid Sydney over three fun-packed nights including Sydney Harbour, The Rocks and more.
By Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney is an immersive festival of light, music and ideas which showcases the best in art, performance and thinking from late-May to mid-June. Discover how to experience the best of Vivid Sydney in just three nights and get the most out of this exciting event.
Night one - Dinner at Darling Harbour
Spend an evening at Darling Harbour and surround yourself with some of the festival’s best light installations. Darling Harbour contains plenty of restaurants, bars and eateries which offer great vantage points for watching Vivid Sydney. Look to the Australian National Maritime Museum’s rooftop to view BBC Earth and Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II, and be sure to check one of the precinct’s highlights, Tumbalong Lights, which consists of four interactive-play installations for both children and the young at heart.
Night two - Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens is one of the biggest precincts in the Vivid Sydney program, with a number of captivating light installations scattered throughout its grounds. Take a walk through the gardens at night to get the best view of the amazing works on display. Wander through the glimmering Nautilus Forest, and set aside time to see Hyperweb: a giant illuminated web suspended 6 metres (20 feet) in the air. Afterwards, catch the glowing Oasis; a sea of lights that dance on and around water.
Night three - Fun at the Rocks after dark
Head to The Rocks to see beautiful and thought-provoking installations throughout Vivid Sydney. Check out Illuminosaurus; an awe-inspiring 3 metre (10 foot) tall dinosaur captured in a moment of fierce pursuit. Nearby, The Garden of Sweeties invites families and children to learn more about the use of renewable energy in the form of sweets, lollipops and striped candy canes scattered across a green corner of First Fleet Park.
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