Vivid Sydney - What you need to know during your stay

Consider planning ahead for Vivid Sydney as there will be road closures
The Sydney Life

What you need to know during your stay this Vivid Sydney season

Welcome to the intersection of creativity and technology as Vivid Sydney gets set to explode again this 26 May to 17 June for the largest festival of light, music and ideas. Now in its ninth year, Vivid Sydney expands throughout the precincts offering an eccentric path to illuminated icons, hidden laneways, and spectacular light activations.

With so much to experience this season, it is critical to plan your trip in advance and take note of important road changes and access changes as Vivid prepares to captivate the creative hearts of Sydney!

With the help of our InterContinental Concierge team, we have compiled an overview of the need-to-know essentials and helpful information to ensure you spend more time exploring and less time worrying!

What you need to know about road closures

Significant road closures and special event clearways will be in place throughout the Sydney CBD and The Rocks precincts.

Please see attached maps which detail clearways, road closures, taxi ranks and access for all public transport. The real-time trip planner will also provide you with updated transport information. 

Stage One: For Monday to Wednesday 29-31 May, and Monday to Thursdays 1, 5-8 and 13-15 June, please see full map here for restricted areas.

Stage Two: For Friday 26 May, Friday 2 June, Friday 9 June and Friday 16 June, please see full map here for restricted areas.

Stage Three: For Saturday 27 May, Saturday 3 June and Saturday 17 June, please see full map here  for restricted areas.

Stage Four: For Sunday 28 May, Sunday 4 June and Monday 12 June, please see full map here for restricted areas.

Stage Five: For Saturday 10 June and Sunday 11 June, please see full map here for restricted areas.


What are the best resources to find out more?

1. The Vivid Sydney App

In one visually stunning app design, you will find a world of resources to uncover the best of Vivid. The Vivid Audio Visual Guide features provides guided audio tours of the light walks, while the app’s Near Me functionality will pinpoint your exact location to offer recommended festival events and installations nearby. You can also log in to My Vivid to schedule all of your favourite light, music and ideas events in one place.

2. Vivid Sydney Transport
For the most up-to-date information on road closures, transport services and special event clearways, the page will provide you with useful event information.

3. Visit the InterContinental Sydney Concierge
Chief Concierge Mark Anderson and his team have been compiling their list of “cannot-miss” experiences this Vivid Sydney, from the whacky and unusual, to the best of experiences for families, couples and friends. Make sure you check out our special editions of Vivid-inspired blogs within our InterContinental Life Magazine or visit our Concierge team on arrival to find out more.  


May 18, 2017