Discover Sydney’s ultimate VIVID staycation: Pier One Sydney Harbour

From drinks packages and light-seeking cruises to an exclusive illuminated bar, Pier One Sydney Harbour is the perfect base for your VIVID staycation.

After a two-year hiatus, VIVID Sydney is finally returning. From May 27 to June 18, Sydney will come to life with light installations, exclusive concerts and inspiring talks.

Located inside VIVID’s Light Walk, Pier One Sydney Harbour is the perfect base from which to experience the fascinating festival. The hotel has unveiled a series of exclusive packages for guests to enjoy before exploring the sights and sounds of VIVID.

Discover Pier One’s illuminated bar, unique light installation and VIVID boat cruise for the ultimate staycation.

Experience the 'To Sydney With Love' light installation by Ken Done on your VIVID staycation
‘For Sydney With Love’ by Ken Done © Spinifex Group

Toast to your VIVID staycation

Drink to VIVID Sydney’s glowing return at the Bridge Marquee. Pier One Sydney Harbour’s waterfront venue will be transformed into an illuminated VIVID bar.

The ‘Happiness Art Experts’ from Goldberg Aberine Studio are overseeing the design of the bar, where guests can dring alongside a stunning art installation. This truly is a must-see on your VIVID staycation.

Pair incredible views of the Harbour Bridge with a two-hour food and beverage package. At just $90, the package includes beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks, plus delicious share plates and platters.

Experience the lights from the water

Alternatively, hop on Pier One Sydney Harbour’s VIVID boat cruise, conveniently departing from the hotel’s very own pontoon.

This 45-minute journey across the harbour boasts sweeping views of multiple precincts and exhibitions. Soak in the festival from unique vantage points and find yourself mesmerised by the kaleidoscopic colours reflected on the water.

The cruise package costs $140, and includes a VIVID Marquee Bar package for the perfect ending to a thrilling night. There’s also an official VIVID exhibit right outside the pontoon, as well as another installation further along on Pier 2/3.

Epheremal Oceanic VIVID installation near Pier One Sydney Harbour
Ephemeral Oceanic © Destination NSW

Pier One Sydney Harbour VIVID staycation

At Pier One Sydney Harbour, you’ll be immersed in the VIVID festivites before you even check in. The dreamy Ephemeral Oceanic installation sits right on the doorstep of the hotel.

Designed by Atelier Sisu, the glowing artwork will transform Walsh Bay into a giant bubblebath-like display.

It features a floating boardwalk weaving through 150 iridescent orbs that change colour in sync with a unique soundscape. Dine at the recently re-opened Gantry Restaurant for the most incredible vantage point of this beautiful installation.

For stays between 27 May – 18 June, the VIVID Sydney Discover package is available for $999. The package includes two nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast for two, welcome bubbles and $100 credit to use on food and drinks at Bar One of The Gantry.

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