Vivid Lights 2022: Family-friendly Sydney Destinations

For people of any age, travelling is an experience that is enriching and inspiriting. It is necessary to take your children out so that they can experience some eye-opening sights, taste different cuisines, and learn more about their surroundings and other human beings as well as enjoy some quality family moments. If you are excited about the Vivid Sydney Festival and have plans to travel around this time, great! But you should make sure that your younger family members are also exposed to the same fun and delight. The article will help you find some of the family-friendly destinations to enjoy Vivid light displays for 2022. Read along and list your favourite spots to have a whale of a time with your family at Vivid!

Sydney Harbour

Housing two world-popular attractions, such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney Harbour is one of the best destinations you can head straight to enjoy the best views of the Vivid lights with family and kids. If you are thrilled enough, there is something more that can excite you, even more, called the Vivid harbour cruise. As we all know, finding places to eat around our favourite destinations is kind of a task, which obviously is sometimes pretty hard! To ease the stress, you can board an ultra-modern harbour cruise offering a budget-friendly family-friendly Vivid cruise in Sydney combining an astonishing sightseeing experience with freshly prepared dinner dishes and best value bar packages available for purchase from the fully licensed bar on board. You will be able to enjoy the stunning Vivid light and art displays on harbour architectural marvels and city surroundings while indulging in deluxe restaurant-quality dining. Get ready for the awe-inspiring sights awaiting you!

Darling Harbour

There are many light projections in Darling Harbour including “Across the Seas” , “The Windspinners”, “Kia-Aura”, “Checkmate”, “Halo” “Sydney Infinity” and so on. With DJs at The Good Line, you can get a glimpse of the superscale installations and projections on the world-famous Light Walk. Also, enjoy a living-breathing discovery playlist curated by the city’s finest selectors and spinners. “Across the Seas” is a 3D mapped projection that will light up the vast roof space of the MAritime Museum, bringing the stories of immigrants from across the globe who travelled dangerously to the city of Sydney.  Another family-friendly place to be is “Tomorrow’s Blessing”, a mass installation of light flowers made out of intricate blossoms designed with the input of hundreds of primary school students in Sydney. Quite an amazing installation that the kids will love! 

Taronga Zoo 

Located high on Bradley’s Head, the Taronga Zoo is a popular tourist attraction in Sydney. Every year during Vivid Sydney, the zoo lights up for a special cause, bathing its surroundings in a rainbow of colour with innovative projections and inclusive installations. As it turns into a sensory wonderland, it sheds light on the idea of wildlife conservation eventually encouraging the visitors to think about preserving majestic creatures and their habitat. The zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and the ferries depart every 30 minutes. You may also board the 238 bus to get to the zoo entrance or  perhaps catch the 100 bus from the Queen Victoria Building in the Central Business District. There is no better way to communicate your convictions and ideas about sustainability with your kids than visiting this amazing Vivid Sydney location.      

In total there are 13 locations that will light up during this spectacular festival. Here is the list if you still haven’t wrapped your head around it: 

  • Barangaroo 
  • Carriageworks 
  • Central Station and The Goods Line 
  • Circular Quay and the Rocks 
  • Darling Harbour 
  • Darling Quarter
  • Darling Square 
  • Luna Park 
  • Sydney CBD and Surrounds 
  • Sydney Opera House 
  • Taronga Zoo 
  • University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  • Walsh Bay

Well, hope this will be of help to you. See you there guys!

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