Walk the Light


Join a guided walk and experience the light side of Sydney! Our local guide will delve into the stories behind the buildings of Vivid Light, including the Sydney Opera House and Customs House, and the oldest suburb in Sydney, The Rocks.


  • Check out the nighttime artistic extravaganza of Sydney’s Vivid Light festival
  • Join locals as they wander Circular Quay during the city’s brightest party
  • Hear the stories behind iconic sites such as the Sydney Opera House and Customs House
  • Discover the oldest neighbourhood in Sydney: The Rocks

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide.


Schedule Details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting point: Wharf 6, Circular Quay, Alfred Street, Sydney
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  • Starting time: 6:00 pm
  • Ending point: Circular Quay
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  • Vivid Light is one of the most exciting festivals to fall on Sydney. After dark, the city’s famously photogenic harbourfront transforms into an open-air art gallery, with a wonderland of light art sculptures, innovative light installations, and grand-scale projections blasted on downtown buildings.

    It’s the largest festival of its kind in the world, which is what makes it awesome… but also a bit frustrating. It’s easy to just follow the mob and wander aimlessly — which is why we’re going to give you the local treatment! Don’t get lost in the crowd of thousands; instead, join our local guide as they show you the hidden and lesser-known installations down back alleyways and around dark corners.

    Vivid Light takes place all around Circular Quay and The Rocks, two of the most famous districts of Sydney, both bursting with stories to be told. So, in addition to checking out the fabulous installations of Vivid, we’ll share the tales that have shaped these areas. As you check out some of the coolest light-themed artwork in the world, you’ll also learn the history behind the district, and discover how Sydney became the place it is today.

    Come hear the stories behind the festival and the history of this region on a two-hour walking tour that gives you a local’s look at Vivid Light.

    Photo credit: Destination NSW

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

    Exclusions: Food and drinks, souvenirs, tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Please wear comfortable footwear for walking.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the meeting point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 inclusively are permitted at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +61 (0) 414 983 091
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Mrs. Pauline C. from Australia travelled on 20 Jun 2018:

    Really enjoyed this tour. Loved learning about the work and meaning behind the light displays as well as the added bonus of the history of the buildings. The guide was very knowledgeable and took us to many locations that were quieter and away from the crowds.
    She was very friendly and had lots of advice, including the cheapest place to buy dinner! The walking pace was quite fast to enable us to see more displays.

    Ms. Brittany D. from New Zealand travelled on 01 Jun 2016:

    Tour was a great introduction to Sydney Vivid and helped make the experience less overwhelming. The tour was more walking us around and less “explaining” but that was to be accepted. Overall- really enjoyed it!