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Vivid Sydney 2014

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Raphaela Angelou.
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Over the past four days, I have enjoyed Vivid Sydney in a variety of ways. On opening night, I went straight after school with a friend and our kids. We found parking near Darling Harbour at Wilson's parking, and had something to eat and a leisurely stroll before dusk. Every hour on the hour from 6pm-11pm, there is a spectacular light show at Cockle Bay. Take your place on the foreshore early. Fireworks, lasers, music and dancing water jets are some of the features. We walked from Cockle Bay around to the Maritime Museum, and much to the kid's delight, discovered a disco floor outside. After a bit of a dance, we boarded the Vivid ferry, a grand old timber vessel, from right alongside the dance floor. It costs $5.00 for adults and children are free.

Vivid Ferry
Vivid Ferry outside Maritime Museum


Vivid Sydney
Vivid Sydney


We alighted at Circular Quay, and were blown away by the front of the MCA, and the view across to the majestic Opera House. The kids produced electrical currents, and had a ball hopping from one coloured tile to the next on the left of the MCA.

Vivid Sydney
Electrical Currents


We continued on, admiring Customs House and the stunning sculptures along the trail. I was impressed at how the crowd flowed. Much better than last year. After a closer look at the Opera House, we caught the last Sydney Ferry back to Darling Harbour at 11.10pm. It was a lovely night, and the kids had a ball.
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Why? To see a beautiful light show.
Where: Along the Vivid trail.
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