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Vivid Sydney 2019: Best ways to see the Vivid lights

by Elisa Parry

It’s the festival of lights, music and ideas that truly makes Sydney shine! Vivid Sydney 2019 kicks off on May 24 and there are loads of exciting events and activities to check out until June 15. You can always take a walk along Circular Quay and check out the stunning light display, however, if you’re looking for a few new ways to experience the festival, have a browse of some of the exciting experiences below. You can see our full range of Vivid Sydney experiences here.

Vivid Sydney experiences

Vivid Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

If you’ve never climbed the Harbour Bridge before, a night climb during Vivid Sydney is a pretty amazing time to tick this experience off your bucket list! You’ll be able to see Sydney Harbour lit up in all its glory. You’ll also be able to bust a move in the illuminated 70s style dance floor!

Vivid Sydney experiences

Vivid Sydney tall ship dinner cruise with drinks

Cruising Sydney Harbour on a tall ship is a truly unique experience and taking in the views of the Harbour during Vivid only makes this experience even more special. You’ll have the best view of the light installations as you cruise past the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. You’ll also enjoy dinner and drinks on board. Could be a great date option for winter!

Vivid Sydney experiences

Vivid Sydney night photography course

Have you even been to Vivid Sydney if you haven’t posted about it on social media? Capturing good photos at night can be tricky, which is why this photography tour is a great way to experience Vivid Sydney and make sure you capture it properly!

Vivid Sydney experiences

Luna Park rides pass during Vivid Sydney

Looking for a fun night activity for the kids? Treat them to a night out at Luna Park. They’ll enjoy unlimited rides, a $12 food/drink voucher and the chance to take in the lights from the Ferris Wheel.

Vivid Sydney experiences

Vivid Sydney haunted ghost tour

Love a good ghost tour? Learn the urban legends of Sydney’s dark and mysterious past. You can take in the stunning sights all lit up as you enjoy your guided ghost tour of The Rocks.

Vivid Sydney experiences

Three-course dinner with wine and Vivid Sydney cocktails for two

Enjoy a delicious three course dinner at the Meat and Wine Co. Barangaroo before or after you explore the lights. On this experience, you’ll start your evening with a Vivid Sydney-themed cocktail and also be given a bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal.

Vivid Sydney experiences

Vivid Sydney BYO catamaran cruise with snacks

Cruising really is one for the best ways to experience Vivid Sydney as you get to see the sights without having to deal with the crowds. On this laid-back catamaran cruise, you can even BYO, so don’t forget a bottle of bubbles to toast a lovely night on Sydney Harbour.

Vivid Sydney experiences

Vivid Sydney Penfolds degustation dinner with cruise

Looking for a gift idea for someone who loves their wine? Treat them to a six-course degustation dinner with matched bin vintage Penfolds wines. You’ll be guaranteed a window seat so you can enjoy the light show as you enjoy your delicious meal.

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