See VIVID Sydney Anew With These 6 Experiences

Sydney harbour during vivid

From the 26th of May till June 17, as the sun dips below the horizon and darkness descends upon the city, a breathtaking transformation awaits us. Vivid Sydney 2023 will cast its enchanting glow, illuminating the cityscape with a riot of colour, creativity, and innovation.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor, or a seasoned VIVID enthusiast, prepare to see Vivid Sydney in a whole new light as we unveil a range of unique experiences that will leave you spellbound.

A Photography Masterclass

Photography during vivd sydney

Sydney is a stunning city year-round, but during the 23 nights of Vivid Sydney, its charm is magnified by leaps and bounds! With this immersive Vivid Sydney Photography Masterclass, you’ll step into a new light – in an otherwise off-limit vantage point in the southeast pylon of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

This unique collaborative workshop with Sydney legend Glenn Mckimmin and BridgeClmb, will give you an exclusive opportunity to learn some professional photography tips, along with an unbeatable perspective of the city. Go home with exquisite photos, a memorable experience, and tips from a 15-year veteran, which you’ll use for years to come!

A Scenic Cruise

Aerial view of sydney haorbour with vivid lights

Seeing the city from the water is one of the quintessential experiences during Vivid Sydney. Along with a crowd-free viewing spot, and an on-water perspective of the festival icons, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, a harbour cruise will offer plenty of dining and entertainment options. 

Departing every day evening the festival, Australian Cruise Group’s exclusive Vivid Sydney cruises will let you unwind and see a new side of the city skyline, as you take in all the sites of Sydney Harbour. Plus, you can access the fully licensed bar on board to make your night all the more spectacular! So if you’re after a memorable time with the group, you know where to look!

A Bird’s Eye View

While the dazzling beauty and magic of Vivid Sydney can be experienced from numerous vantage points, it can’t be more epic than taking in the city from the skies! This one-off experience is a must-do regardless if it’s your first or fifth time during Vivid Sydney. Join an expert group of crew as you gear up for a scenic flight above the spectacular wonderland of lights and colours. 

Thanks to the many 3D-mapped light installations, laser lights, digital displays and more, you get to watch the city transform into a luminous work of art! Although a bit exxy for a 25-45 min experience, with live commentary, unique aerial views of the icons, and unparalleled photo ops, it is well worth breaking the bank!

A Spooky Past

Panoramic view of king street warf during vivid sydney

If you’re looking for a spine-tingling adventure after ‘Lights On’, it doesn't get better than a Vivid Sydney Ghost Haunted Tour. Grab your favourite group of people and join this guided tour to explore some of the city’s most iconic (and notorious) landmarks, while learning everything about the odd spirits that haunt them!

During this hair-raisingly entertaining tour, you will explore the shadowy corners and spooky hotspots of the city, while listening to the bone-chilling tales of ghosts, spirits, and supernatural phenomena! While delving into the city’s haunted past, you will also get to admire the present day Sydney under the kaleidoscopic lights of Vivid Sydney!

Vantage Points in The Heaven

Vivid Sydney Ghost Haunted Tour

Elevate your Vivid Sydney sightseeing experience to new heights with Skywalk at Tower Eye! Feel a heightened sense of joy as you stand 289 metres above the city streets, and walk on the outdoor observation area to enjoy 360° views of the Vivid Lights! Plus, you also get light-up bracelets and other accessories to add a flair of your own to the festive spirit!

Alternatively, you can scale the summit of the legendary Sydney Harbour Bridge and watch the Vivid Lights from an iconic vantage point! This BridgeClimb experience will give you the ultimate opportunity to witness the epic ‘Lights On’ – a sight you’ll reminisce over for a long time!