Campbells Cove

Vivid Sydney at Campbells Cove runs from 6pm - 11pm.

A small bay on the eastern shore of Sydney Cove, Campbells Cove is named after Robert Campbell, a Scottish merchant who arrived in Sydney in the late 1790s and established a highly successful import/export business operated out of storehouses and a jetty on its shores. When this former industrial site (maritime warehouses) was being considered for redevelopment, the Government put stringent conditions on the developers to ensure that the view of the Harbour Bridge was not impeded from Circular Quay and that the new structure blended into the environment. The architect’s solution was to create a simple, Post-Modern, ribbon-shaped hotel to fill the corner of Campbells Cove, an objective which was achieved with remarkable success.

The world-famous Vivid Light Walk is free, open to all and returns with more than 65 spectacular light art installations, large-scale illuminations and mesmerising 3D-mapped building projections. The first thing to understand about the 2017 Vivid Light Walk is that it is a journey that takes you through streets, byways and secret places, by harbour coves, garden parklands and new parts of the city. Secondly, it can now be easily accessed from many different places across the city including The Rocks, Martin Place and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

Where: Campbells Cove, The Rocks – via Hickson Road or Circular Quay Wharf

View the accessibility map of Campbells Cove. 


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