Sydney’s festival of light, music and ideas is growing bigger every year, and in 2017 this brilliant event will be lighting up almost every corner of the city! There are precincts located all across Sydney from 26 May to 17 June this year, giving you plenty of choice for accommodation close to the events. Here are the best locations for Vivid Sydney accommodation in 2017.
The Sydney CBD
Of course the pulsing heart of Vivid is the Sydney CBD, with its main precincts of Darling Harbour, Martin Place and Kings Cross illuminated by free entertainment and a glowing urban jungle (you simply can’t miss the giant frog in Martin Place!). Further out, there are plenty of iridescent delights at the Kings Cross, Barangaroo and Campbell’s Cove precincts including illuminated waterfront walkways, making central accommodation a smart choice.
The biggest advantage of staying in North Sydney is finding uninterrupted views of Sydney’s vibrant Circular Quay. If you can find a great vantage point, you’ll see the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge lit up in jewel colours as well as LED-lit boats traversing the harbour every night. You’ll also be ideally placed to experience the Taronga Zoo precinct, where you can roam amongst luminous animals including a giant tiger, turtle and shark while assisting with important animal conservation.
Tip: Our brand-new apartments in North Sydney offer incredible views over the harbour.
If you’re wondering where to stay for Vivid Sydney that is close yet quiet, then Parramatta will be the perfect option. One of the best ways to experience the highlights of Vivid is from the water, and you can cruise from Parramatta Wharf straight into Darling Harbour and Circular Quay taking in all the jaw-dropping lights along the way.
Head onto Chatswood’s Victoria Avenue during Vivid and you’ll be treated to an abundance of light and art displays, all focusing around the ‘Steampunk’ theme of Victorian steam machinery. Wander through the twinkling forest of Light Bounce at Chatswood Chase, discover an underwater world with Steampunk Waterworld at The Concourse, and check out over 9,000 glowing orbs in Voxelscape at Chatswood Interchange.
Tip: Choose from spacious 1, 2 or 3-bedroom suites at our Chatswood location.