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Taronga Zoo not only has a picturesque view of the harbor and a menagerie of animals, but will also have lifelike luminous sculptures, conservation talks and interactive displays in the zoo

Taronga Zoo not only has a picturesque view of the harbor and a menagerie of animals, but will also have lifelike luminous sculptures, conservation talks and interactive displays in the zoo

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Taronga Zoo not only has a picturesque view of the harbor and a menagerie of animals, but will also have lifelike luminous sculptures, conservation talks and interactive displays in the zoo

The best viewpoints for those who want a perfect picture of the festivities are The Rocks, Hickson Road Reserve, Bradfield Park and Luna Park.

For those who are preparing to take their camera and take a few shots of the lights, the best option is to get above the installations.

Cahill Walk near the Harbor Bridge and the observation platform at the Overseas Passenger & # 39; s Terminal are two options for those who want to take some good photos.

Highlights this year include a Pixar debut on the Argyle Cut in The Rocks, where projections of the history of the technical evolution of animation will be projected on the roof of the tunnel.

Some even suggest that people are on the road – closed during the festival – to get the full experience.

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The Sydney Opera House has always been a favorite of the festival, as it evolves into an art installation, a live event and a restaurant in one go.

This year the sails are highlighted with a continuous display of art devoted to Australian botanics and designed by artist Andrew Thomas Huang.

During the festival, the Operahuis will host several world-class artists, including Maggie Rogers, The Cure and Herbie Hancock.

Taronga Zoo not only has a picturesque view of the harbor and a menagerie of animals, but also has more than life-size, luminous sculptures, conservation talks and interactive displays at the zoo.

An illuminated trail of nearly 300 lit lanterns of endangered species glows every night at the zoo during Vivid Sydney

An illuminated lantern image of a bilby as part of the life-size sculptures of Taronga Zoo seen by the zoo

An illuminated lantern image of a bilby as part of the life-size sculptures of Taronga Zoo seen by the zoo

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An illuminated lantern image of a bilby as part of the life-size sculptures of Taronga Zoo seen by the zoo

This year the screens are called Lights for the Wild and it is a ticketed event with multiple sessions that run throughout the evening.

The Samsung Electric Playground offers some of the best vantage points to utilize the magic of Vivid Sydney.

Capture the perfect memory of various specially crafted places that give you a different view of spectacular Circular Quay, from the top of the 6.5-meter Infinity slide or in the serenity of the Samsung Sky Walk.

The Royal Botanic Gardens have a number of large displays such as 500 fireflies, a satellite that responds to lights and dancing blades of grass up to 4.5 meters high.

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Cultural metaphor, We Are One, examines super-large letters rigged in a space pool in which different words are displayed from different angles and encourages respect in the multicultural roots of the country.

Symphony is an interactive celebration of light and sound with large white crystal bowls and a rubber hammer that invite visitors to hit the bowl and burst into life.

A sculpture of the Asian elephant lantern is illuminated with the Harbor Bridge lit blue in the background at Taronga Zoo

A sculpture of the Asian elephant lantern is illuminated with the Harbor Bridge lit blue in the background at Taronga Zoo

A sculpture of the Asian elephant lantern is illuminated with the Harbor Bridge lit blue in the background at Taronga Zoo

Illuminated lantern sculptures of cicadas in a tree at Taronga Zoo as part of the Vivid zoo in Sydney

Illuminated lantern sculptures of cicadas in a tree at Taronga Zoo as part of the Vivid zoo in Sydney

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Illuminated lantern sculptures of cicadas in a tree at Taronga Zoo as part of the Vivid zoo in Sydney

An interactive light and sound installation called I Hear You (but you hear me) will also be in the Royal Botanic Gardens and demands inequality in the digital age.

Darling Harbor will host a 16-meter high mechatronic unit called Ecobot, dedicated to crushing and processing old vehicles to create a fresh new society from their pieces.

The robot SPACEland consists of a group of conscious robots that reuse recycled cars and take an industrial leap to generate alternative landscapes.

The area will also be home to Tumbalong Lights, an inclusive playground that & # 39; the art of playing, the fundamental right to integration and the pleasure of discovery & # 39; celebrates.

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Exchange Place is set to transform into Winter Camp, with layers of light, sound and puppetry filling the area, inspired by changing seasons.

For those who want to sit & drink at night, the glass-walled Hacienda bar above Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbor is a top choice while watching the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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