Vivid Lights 2022: Major Views & Viewpoints

Sydney is back in a blanket of surreal large-scale art and light projections, premier musical performances, and creative ideas. If you haven’t noticed, Vivid Sydney is back  after a two year gap to enliven the soul of the city from 27th May to 18th June. So, if you are an international visitor planning to hit this magnificent harbour city, there would be no better time than during the Vivid Sydney Festival. The festival will span over three weeks, so that means there is plenty of time to enjoy its grandeur and vibrance. Eager to know more about the 12th edition of this fiesta? Here are the deets for your search!

Vivid Festival: What’s New

Being popular for the outdoor Vivid Light installations creating a kaleidoscope of colour all over the city, the 12th edition of the Vivid Festival will be no different. If you are wondering where and how you can circumvent the crowds to enjoy the million-dollar views of the stunning city vistas, well...there are many options to choose from including a light walk, a helicopter ride, or a Vivid Sydney cruise. In 2022, Vivid Sydney will dive deep into our soul and explore the untold that can make you spellbound. Discover the extended list of Vivid Sydney 2022 attractions that can transform Sydney into a canvas of art and multiply its opulence by a thousand. From the launching event First Light in Circular Quay to the first day Vivid Sydney Dinner in The Ivy Ballroom, a new tradition in late-night entertainment with the Vivid Sydney Supper Club, 3D walk-through visual and sonic experience, DJs at the Goods Line, and Vivid Music at Central Station, there are many noteworthy programmes that are newly introduced.  

Vivid Views

Being the biggest art festival in the country and one-of-a-kind in the world, the Vivid Lights can be seen as a major event that attracts artists and art lovers across the globe. Every year, Vivid Lights can be found around popular Sydney waypoints including Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Luna Park, Sydney Harbour, and so on. With art, light, and creativity these Sydney precincts and the countless light sculptures became one of the reasons visitors travel a huge number of miles to be indulged in its views without losing a bit of it. If there is any particular location you can’t miss out on while in Sydney, it is Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour where most of the world-popular Sydney attractions are, including the Australian National Maritime Museum, Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and many more. Vivid Sydney will illuminate the locations at night, and one of the best things to do in these locations after dark is cruising. Sydney Vivid cruise is an amazing opportunity to enjoy the prime Vivid views without actually getting into the crowd. So, if you want to celebrate Vivid 2022, there is nothing better than heading straight to these locations and enjoying some of the best light displays. 

Vivid Viewpoints

It is up to you, whether to choose a viewpoint from water, air, or land. As it is mentioned, there are many options to choose from, but river cruising will always catch the eye of the rest when compared to the perspective and experience it offers. Depending on what you need, there are many cruise options you can consider. If you want to get absorbed into a multi-sensory Sydney environment enjoying the prime views of the light displays at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you can board Clearview Cruise, a premium glass boat with floor-to-ceiling polished glass panes offering stunning harbour views without interruption! There is Sydney Showboat, an authentic paddlewheeler with an old-world charm and elegance offering a unique cruising experience with a one-hour spectacular cabaret show. If you are with your family and friends and looking for a world-class experience on a budget, you can board Magistic Cruise, an ultra-modern catamaran with expansive outer viewing decks. All of these vessels have onboard galleys and fully licensed bars guaranteeing an optimal sightseeing experience with restaurant-quality dining. Apart from these three vessels, there are other sightseeing cruises including a tall ship offering an amazing excursion during Vivid nights to enjoy everything at its absolute best and without being strangled by a crowd. 

If there is no confusion that is yet to be sorted and you are out of the blue, spend your Vivid nights sightseeing popular Sydney highlights from the harbour waters. Enjoy freshly prepared dinner dishes and combine your cruising and sightseeing with high-end dining.   

Posted on April 05, 2022
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