Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid Sydney features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program.

Vivid Sydney can be seen and experienced in different forms. Here are some great ways of experiencing Vivid 2017.

Vivid for Kids:

Taronga Zoo

Lights for the Wild will showcase gigantic animal light sculptures for an experience for the whole family. Each of the glimmering, multimedia installations has an important story to tell about conservation—they symbolise the 10 species that Taronga Zoo is dedicated to saving from extinction. Lights for the Wild will show for two sessions each evening throughout the festival.

Learn More: Wild Lights


{Kids/Code/Create} is an interactive project which ams to help kids understand and have fun with coding. Learn alongside your child and spend the day building amazing digital creations using Scratch, Makey Makey and Raspberry Pi boards. Using light and music, Code Club Australia will teach children how to work together and experiment with design and coding.

Learn More: Kid Code

Vivid Sydney at The Rocks

Take your kids to The Rocks and get involved in some of the interactive light installations at Vivid Sydney. Enjoy staring into the deep unknown at the Portholes exhibition, where the scenery is subject to change, or play schoolyard games with a twist at Electric Hopscotch. If your kid is a natural performer, don’t miss MUSICbox, a fun musical experience that takes your movements and turns them into wonderful colours and melodies.

Learn More: Fun Events

Vivid Tours:

Photography Tour

Why not join a click walk learn photography tour specifically designed to teach you how to take spectacular shots of Vivid?
You will photograph the harbour from the Cahill expressway, Customs House, the city skyline, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Opera House, and The Sydney Harbour Bridge.
You will be given personal, easy to understand photography tuition and information relevant to your camera (yes, they study the workings of your camera before the tour).
Aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus, composition, and many more aspects of this particular type of night photography will be explained to you ‘as you go’.

Learn More: Click Walk Learn

Vivid Light Festival Photography Tour

Sydney Opera House Tours

The Sydney Opera House Tour will offer visitors the perfect starting point to begin their Vivid Sydney experience. The Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings in the world – an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space. Step inside on a tour and discover the stories that make the Opera House so inspiring. Tours are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese and Korean.

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Vivid Boat Cruises:

Cruise Bar

Perched in a prime spot on Sydney harbour, Cruise Bar is Sydney’s iconic waterside oasis providing front row seats to Vivid Festival of light. Entertainment is a regular feature at Cruise Bar, with specialised events, relaxing tunes and live music elements to keep you uplifted and inspired.

Dance, drink and dine whilst you experience the amazing views of the Opera House and Circular Quay with front row seats to Sydney’s award winning festival, Vivid.

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Junk Lounge

Captain Cook Cruise

Be part of Vivid Sydney and dine aboard MV Sydney 2000 displaying the official `Vivid Sydney” lighting installation or MV John Cadman with the ‘#ilovesydney’ installation. Both vessels travel through a spectrum of light as they cruise the Vivid Sydney Harbour precincts.

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Vivid Festival banner

Australian Cruise Group

As Vivid Sydney takes over the city, cruise with Australian Cruise Group and get first-hand views of the attractions. Be a part of this visual extravaganza on board a Vivid Sydney cruise as the Opera house comes to life with “Lighting the sails” showcasing vivid images of the country’s rich heritage and history.
Amazing Vivid views / Light displays on Opera House and Harbour Bridge / Luxury dining cruises / Reserved tables / Deluxe Menus / Beverages included.

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VIVID 2017 Clearview Glass Boat Buffet Cruise


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