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Celebrating its 13th year in 2023, Vivid Sydney is Australia’s largest festival of light, music, ideas, and now – food. From 26 May- 17 June 2023, Vivid Sydney transforms the Harbour City into an illuminated kaleidoscope of colour for 23 wonder-filled nights. This immersive event brings together mesmerising art displays and 3D light projections, exhilarating live music performances, thought-provoking talks from some of the world’s brightest minds and multi-sensory food events. Here are five reasons to book your trip to Vivid Sydney with House of Travel.


A completely new element for 2023 is Vivid Food. What does Vivid Sydney taste like? For the first time, you can find out: from multisensory meals to feasts for the mind and a menu that mingles the city’s diverse flavours, get ready to dig into Vivid Food.


After wowing audiences across the US and the UK, Lightscape is coming to Sydney for the very first time. Transforming The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Lightscape is a 2.1km journey through a spellbinding and multi-sensory world. Stroll beneath towering tree canopies illuminated in mesmerising colour, be awestruck by larger-than-life flowers and travel through gorgeous glowing tunnels.

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The Vivid Sydney Light Walk, showcasing 53+ light installations and projections, will stretch 8.5km from Circular Quay to Central Station, illuminating the Sydney Harbour foreshore including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and parts of the CBD. From the water’s edge to its underground spaces, see a new side to Sydney as you wander among sparkling surfaces, glowing monuments and sensory experiences.


Maree Clarke is a Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung artist and designer. With a career spanning three decades, she is a pivotal figure in the reclamation of south-east First Nations art and cultural practices that were lost to colonization.

Maree Clarke’s Barerarerungar will be projected on the Museum of Contemporary Art. This impressive, stunning projection pays tribute to practices on Country, while also creating a space for communal reflection at the heart of Vivid Sydney


Jen Lewin is a renowned American installation artist and engineer who specialises in playful, large-scale light landscapes. Inspired by light and reflection that occurs in nature, Jen's installations - though often temporary - are always site specific and are designed to make the world feel a little more connected.

The Last Ocean is rubbish. No, really: this massive tessellated 'ice sheet' is made of reclaimed ocean plastic. Taking its name from photographer John Weller's organisation that works to protect one of the most unique ecosystems on Earth, Antarctica's Ross Sea, The Last Ocean is a chance to step onto the continent’s icy wonderland without harming it.



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