SUGGESTED VIVID ITINERARY
SUGGESTED VIVID ROUTE IN SYDNEY CBD
Vivid Festival is the world’s biggest festivals of light, music and ideas. We therefore believe visitors should explore the event to its fullest potential! Patrons are able to use our suggested itinerary as a guide for their Vivid experience. Our itinerary is family friendly, suitable for couples, tourists, and just about anybody else!
16:00 REFRESH YOURSELF WITH DRINK AT THE STAR
Families are able to begin their Vivid walking route at the The Star Casino in Pyrmont where they can enjoy a light refreshment and immerse themselves in the festive atmosphere of the Vivid Festival. There is also lots of parking available in the Casino and the surrounding streets as well as public transport options including:
The Light Rail from Central Station
Bus 389 from Bondi
The Ferry Service from Circular Quay
17:45 BOARD AUSSIE LEGEND
Stroll down to the Casino Wharf ready to board Aussie Legend at 17:00. The friendly staff will be waiting to welcome you on board and greet you with a welcome drink. Find yourself a comfortable viewing point from the large vessel to enjoy the harbour lights.
17:00 – 19:00 ENJOY A VIVID HARBOUR CRUISE
Seeing the Vivid lights from the Harbour is a unique and breathtaking experience. The darkness of the sky contrasted with the fluorescent lighting gives Sydney a surreal beauty. Aussie Legend will cruise around the lighting precinct including Circular Quay (to view the Opera House, and MCA), the Harbour Bridge, and Darling Harbour where a light display is illuminated into a fountain. Passengers can enjoy a light standing buffet meal and a fully equipped bar on the vessel, as well as one of the largest outdoor viewing decks on the Harbour.
19:30 STROLL AROUND DARLING HARBOUR
Once disembarking Legend at the Casino Wharf, visitors are able to stroll down to Darling Harbour by crossing the pedestrian bridge over the water. The bridge offers a great vantage point for photo taking as well as an opportunity to see the lights from above. Families can follow the wharves around the water to fully experience the lights in this part of the city. Venues such as Lindt Cafe offer patrons a delicious treat to end their evening.
19:30 OPTIONAL EXTENDED ROUTE TO MARTIN PLACE OR CENTRAL PARK
Finally, those who are tired can head back from the easily accessible transport hub of Darling Harbour, or opt to carry on and explore the depths the Vivid Festival has to offer. Visitors can walk or take a bus up to Martin Place, or catch the train or bus down to Central Park to witness the remaining light and colour displays.
Guests should also make sure to check the Vivid Festival website’s ‘Ideas’ or ‘Music’ tabs before starting their adventure in case they want to factor in an inspirational talk or music performance into their night. Many of these shows take place in Sydney’s iconic Opera House, located in Circular Quay.