Vivid brings the people and the money to Sydney
Vivid Sydney is a stunning reflection and reminder to us of the beauty that is Sydney.
The annual light, music and ideas festival switches on as the weather cools over May and June and is nothing short of aesthetically spectacular. Not to mention the influx of people to the city centre, spike in tourism domestically and internationally, with over 2 million people attending Vivid in 2016, and the profit generated for local small businesses – Vivid Sydney is a fantastic initiative that’s in its 9th iteration this year.
Recently I had the chance to check out some of the fantastic interactive installations and they have all been outstanding. I particularly love the fountains in Darling Harbour and all the boats and ferries being lit up in the evening. It is mesmerising watching the lights on the boats float across the Harbour and as we all know, the best way to see the Vivid Sydney lights is by Harbour cruise…
So… here are my top 5 recommendations to enjoy the sights of Vivid while cruising Sydney Harbour:
Vivid Light and Sound Cruise – Friday or Saturday – $90
Step aboard the elegant 20m catamaran and watch as some of Sydney’s most iconic structures become beautiful works of art with coloured lights and music. See the spectacular Vivid lights from the water on this fun night cruise. You’ll enjoy a drink on arrival and a yummy sit down dinner.
Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise – Friday to Sunday – $45
Avoid the queues and see the light installations from the Harbour passing by all the main precincts; Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Taronga Zoo, The Botanical Gardens and Walsh Bay plus enjoy a complimentary drink on board!
Vivid Sydney Cabaret Dinner Cruise with Drinks – $99
Get ready for glitz and glam on the iconic Sydney Harbour. This dinner and drinks cruise has a special little something up it’s sequinned sleeve and that’s cabaret! Eat a two course meal, watch a dazzling Voyage of Love cabaret show and take in the stunning light displays of Vivid Sydney as they go past.
Vivid Lights Tall Ship Dinner Cruise – Adult – Weekday $69
Jump on board the Tall Ship for a 1.5 hour cruise to see the spectacular canvas of lights of the Vivid Sydney festival after dark. During the cruise, you will be served a delicious dinner and drinks while you enjoy live music – what a way to see the lights!