Vivid Sydney
Festival of light

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney will be returning to Sydney from 27 May - 18 June, 2022.
27 May 2022
18 Jun 2022

The city’s oldest precinct will come alive with light, colour and creativity, attracting leading sculptors, thinkers and artists from all over Sydney and the world.

As part of this exciting Sydney event, the cobbled streets and sandstone walls of The Rocks will host light sculptures that are guaranteed to intrigue, entertain and provoke thought. Alongside the sculptures, creatives from all over the world will share their ideas through comedy, panel discussions, workshops and inspiring talks hosted throughout the city. 

There are countless ways to experience Vivid Sydney, but only one place to see the best of it. The Rocks!

Staying in The Rocks

Visit The Rocks during Vivid Sydney and, trust us, you’re going to want to stay a little longer! There are countless luxury hotels and affordable options here, many of which may have views over the precinct’s light sculptures:

  • Shangri-La Sydney: for unparalleled views over Sydney Harbour and a little luxury.
  • Park Hyatt Sydney: modern, intimate accommodation right on the harbour's edge.
  • Sydney Harbour YHA: budget friendly accommodation with rooftop harbour views.
  • Harbour Rocks Hotel: boutique accommodation inside a restored heritage building.

Check out the full range of places to stay in The Rocks here. 


Getting to The Rocks

Getting to The Rocks is as easy as a hop, skip and a jump - whether you’re walking, cycling or taking public transport:

  • Train: The Rocks is just a short walk away from Circular Quay and Wynyard Stations.
  • Ferry: Catch a ferry to Circular Quay and you’re just a few minutes walk away.
  • Bus: For buses travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth Street, get off the bus at Bridge Street and head north to The Rocks. Bus stops are also located along Alfred Street.
  • Light rail: The L2 Randwick and L3 Kingsford services end at the doorstep of The Rocks on Alfred Street.
  • Walk: The main entry point to The Rocks is via George Street.
  • Bicycle: there are bike tracks into The Rocks from all directions and convenient bike racks throughout. 

Find more information on getting to The Rocks here.