Sydney Vivid

The colorful lights of Sydney vivid

Sydney vivid

Another best thing about winters in Sydney is the Sydney Vivid festival. An annual festival held from end of May till mid of June, is the festival during which the light projections meet the art and technology. For all the other Sydney annual festival details, read What’s on Sydney?

The projections are mainly in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) – especially on the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Custom House and Darling Harbour. It features many of the World’s creative minds and industry forums. The festival goes on for 23 days. And watching these light projections are absolutely free.

Best places to view the vivid lights in Sydney

There are plenty of places where one can view the vivid lights in Sydney CBD. However, the best views of the Sydney Opera House is from the below places:

  1. Circular Quay – Overseas Terminal.
  2. Circular Quay – Royal Botanical Gardens.
  3. The Rocks.
  4. Pylon Lookout on Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  5. Cruise (not FREE).
  6. Luna Park, Milsons Point.
  7. Darling Harbour.

Circular Quay – Overseas Terminal

  • Cost: FREE.
  • Officially known as the Sydney Cove Passenger Terminal is a great place to view the spectacular lights.
  • Beware there will be lots of photographers with their tripods.
  • If there is no access to the Overseas Terminal, then visit the Cruise Bar to see the lights from opposite to Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Vivid
Sydney Vivid
Sydney Vivid
Sydney Vivid
Sydney Vivid
Sydney Vivid

Pylon Lookout

  • Cost: FREE.
  • This is a viewpoint on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sydney vivid
Sydney vivid
Sydney vivid

On a Vivid Cruise

  • Cost: AUD 29.
  • Watch out for deals on Groupon website.
Sydney vivid
Sydney vivid
Sydney vivid
Sydney vivid
Sydney vivid

Luna Park, Milsons Point

  • Cost: FREE.

Pictures from previous years

Sydney Vivid – 2017

A photo diary from this year’s Sydney vivid festival – a festival of lights and music across the famous landmarks of Sydney.

Circular Quay:


Opera House:

The Harbour bridge:


Darling Harbour:


Botanical garden:

Sydney Vivid – 2016

My pictures from this year’s Sydney vivid:

Sydney Vivid – 2014

My pictures from the year 2014:



I would love to hear your thoughts, please drop a comment!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.