Vivid tips from a Vivid Volunteer

I volunteered at Vivid Sydney the past two years. I was there having fun from before lights on until after lights off.

Access & inclusion

Vivid can be enjoyed by everyone. There are designated accessible viewing areas for those with mobility restrictions and their accompanying guests to view displays and take photos.

Plan your trip

It’s almost impossible to fit everything in on one night. Maps are available online and from Vivid volunteers.

I recommend getting off the train at Circular Quay and heading towards the Opera House. Go to my favourite attraction, Skylark, which is just before the Opera House first. You get to choose the lights and pattern of the surrounding buildings and the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Go early in the festival

Vivid runs for roughly 3 weeks. I recommend going in the first week. It rains and attractions break or malfunction.

Go during the week

It is less busy during the week. You’ll also be able to see and do more too.

Prepare for the rain

Bring rain jackets and umbrellas. Stay safe.

Use public transport

There are road closures. Public transport runs frequently and stops close by attractions including in Circular Quay and Martin Place.

Enjoy Vivid Sydney!


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