Darling Harbour in Winter

No need to wait for NYE to see fireworks in Sydney

Note: Please check opening hours and booking requirements for these venues in for current health restrictions.

Darling Harbour has announced that they will have a regular fireworks display year-round on Saturday nights between 8.30pm and 9pm.

The fireworks take place in the sky over Cockle Bay Wharf so a seat at one of the restaurants on is a perfect way to view them. If you are on a budget grab an ice-cream and sit on the wharf to watch the show.

Related: Check out our guide to the best places to eat in Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour at twilight

Things you could do before or after the fireworks

  • Keep warm with a hot chocolate at the Lindt Cafe on Cockle Bay
  • Visit the Aquarium or Australian Maritime Museum
  • Have a drink at Helm Bar – yummy snack food too
  • Head to Darling Quarter or Steam Mill Lane for some eats
  • Check out some live music at Tokio Hotel  or Cafe del Mar
  • Do some late night shopping in Harbourside Mall, which has a great range of fashion and souvenir stores with really reasonable prices.

Getting there: Darling Harbour is a short walk from Town Hall station or the light rail also jump off at the Convention centre stop. If you prefer you can take a ferry from Circular Quay.

Got questions about visiting Darling Harbour?  Head over to our Facebook Group and ask us for help.

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