VIVID Festival with Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Experience the Beauty!

VIVID Sydney returns this May with stunning displays just 15 minutes from Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

Starting from Beach Club, enjoy a sneak peek of the exciting journey from Watsons Bay Wharf into Sydney Harbour during Vivid.

Vivid Sydney, now in its ninth year, is Australia’s major event in winter and is recognised as the largest event of its kind in the world. The program features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas). Vivid Sydney was voted Australia’s Best Event in 2013 and Best Tourism Event in 2013, 2014 and 2015 – and is not to be missed!

Located in front of Watsons Bay ferry wharf, guests of our hotel can enjoy a seamless and exciting traverse over Sydney Harbour to experience the best of the stunning light displays, either via water taxi or ferry. There are a range of ferries available leaving Watsons Bay wharf and arriving at Circular Quay in just 15 minutes. Visit Captain Cook or Manly Fast Ferry for a full timetable to plan your festival experience. Seeking transport that is more flexible and intimate? Why not book a private water taxi? If you are staying with Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel throughout the festival speak with our friendly Front Desk to book your water taxi, or for more travel information on 02 9337 5444 or

Image thanks to Destination NSW

If you fancy a bite or a cocktail whilst soaking up the sights visit our sister venue The Morrison Bay & Oyster Room, just a 5 minute walk from Circular Quay. Boasting an extensive Oyster Bar, delicious wine list and cocktails a la mode The Morrison is a wonderful place to rest those weary wandering feet!


Watsons Bay Vivid