Fire Water at the Rocks

The Fire Water spectacle was a fitting end to the 2009 Vivid Sydney festival, with a stunning harbourside show and the Lighting of the Sails of the Opera House as a colourful backdrop.

On a mild winter evening, locals and tourists huddled around Campbell Cove in the historic Rocks area to watch the harbour come alive with sound and light.

The performance featured floating lanterns and a re-enactment of the convict ship, the Three Bees which rose from the dark waters and bursts into flames.

The show pays homage to the convicts and their descendants.

Vivid Sydney: Fire Water 2009

Vivid Sydney: Fire Water 2009

Vivid Sydney: Fire Water 2009

Vivid Sydney: Fire Water 2009

Vivid Sydney: Fire Water 2009

Vivid Sydney


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Fire Water at the Rocks was last modified: December 20th, 2015 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.


  1. That was an amazing show. My wife and I were visiting Sydney from the UK and we’re glad not to have missed it.

    • Jim – I’m pleased Sydney put on an impressive show during your trip. Thank you for dropping in.

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