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24 MAY - 15 JUNE 2019

Cushman & Wakefield is committed to making your Vivid Sydney experience as seamless as possible. When planning a trip to Tumbalong Lights, it is important to plan ahead. The information below will help you know what to expect, which is crucial in making your trip easy and enjoyable.

What to expect

Five interactive light installations and one stop-motion film

The five outer space installations allow children and their families to interact with creative, awe-inspiring light experiences that help produce a sense of empowerment, a sense of control and a sense of community, while at the same time inspiring fun and playfulness. 

In 2019, Vivid Sydney once again champions diversity and inclusion. Tumbalong Lights is back and better than ever with an inclusive playground playSPACE that celebrates the art of play and the joy of discovery in honour of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.

Get down and jam with a very funky Alien Visitor. Experience Under the Milky Way through indigenous dreaming. Race your mates at Space Balls, an inter-galactic planetary spin on the old favourite game ‘marble run’. In See What I See, catch a glimpse of yourself mirrored by groundbreaking technology through renowned artist Digby Webster’s eyes. Journey To the Moon and Back in under three minutes! Then take a moment to enjoy a stop motion animation about the moon landing created by Bus Stop Films.


Access to Darling Harbour is mostly level from surrounding streets. Lifts at both ends of Pyrmont Bridge link the Sydney CBD with Ultimo. 

Getting Here

Location Map

Tumbalong Lights is located in Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour, just next to the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).

The Tumbalong Lights location map is designed to help you plan your trip. It highlights where Tumbalong Lights is located within the Darling Harbour precinct, the best place to park, Zollner Circuit taxi rank, public transport options as well as food options and amenities.

Click map to download printable version


Parking is available in the Darling Quarter Car park at 1-11 Harbour Street, Sydney or in the International Convention Centre (ICC) at 14 Darling Drive, Sydney. Both car parks feature accessible parking bays. Read more here.

Sydney Light Rail

The best light rail stop for Tumbalong Lights is 'Exhibition Centre'. The Light Rail starts at Central Station in the CBD and travels to Dulwich Hill in the inner west. All Light Rail stations have either ramp or lift access.


Public Transport

For up to date transport information, please visit


Bus routes 389 and 501 stop at Harris Street near Allen Street or Town Hall Station via Train are the best options. They approx. a 10 to 15-minute walk or wheel to Tumbalong Park.

Accessible Drop-off Zones

The closest accessible drop-off/pick-up zone to Tumbalong Lights is at Zollner Circuit, Darling Harbour. Bookings are not required. View map. 

Social Story

Click here to download the Tumbalong Lights Inclusive playSPACE Vivid Sydney social story, prepared by Autism Awareness Australia.

Ideas on what to bring:

1) A bracelet/identification with your child’s name, a contact number for you, and any other important things to know.


2) Ear plugs or headphones as Tumbalong Park may be noisy at times. There will be fireworks on Friday and Saturday evenings at nearby Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.


3) A favourite device or activity. Bring their tablet, video game, comic book, or anything else you think might distract them and keep them occupied during potential waiting periods.


4) A sensory toy, (like a stress ball or other calming item), in case your child experiences sensory overload from the sights, sounds and activity at Tumbalong Lights.

5) Warm clothing, beanie and an umbrella.

Tumbalong Lights 2019 is proudly sponsored by

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