Darling Harbour Events

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Darling Harbour is a vibrant waterfront Sydney hub, hosting a myriad of great festivals and activities all year round. Every season boasts major events like New Years Eve, Australia Day and Chinese New Year to cultural festivals, celebrations such as "Fiesta", "Santa Fest" and 'Month of Love", plus regular weekend Harbourside Fireworks. More Info ...

Upcoming Events

  • Whale Watching 20 May - 01 November
  • Sydney International Boat Show 03 - 07 August
  • Malaysia Festival 19 - 20 August


  • When 20 May - 01 November  
  • Where Cruise transfers available from Pier 26 Darling Harbour
  • What The 2016 Sydney Whale Watching season was amazing and 2017 is on course to break all records. Humpback sightings have continued to increase every year and these amazing mammals just love to show off with breaches, tail slapping and even a close up wink when they are feeling extra curious. 
    • See the gentle giants of the sea on their annual migration
    • Up to 2 daily departures
    • 99% Whale sighting success
    • Visit the Whale Watching pages for full details

SPECIAL - Book now and save - cruises from just $49 per person. Visit our Whale Watching page for more details and bookings.


  • When 3 - 7 August
  • Where ICC Sydney & Cockle Bay Marina
  • What The largest annual recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere, celebrating its 50th birthday in 2017! Perfect for seasoned boaties, newbies to the scene, or just a bit of fun for the whole family.
  • Why not stroll along and marvel at some impressive vessels, talk to those in the know, get some advice or even make a purchase! The perfect way to complete your Boat Show experience is with a cruise (of course)! Continue along past the Aquarium to King St Wharf No.1 for the 12 noon departure of the leisurely a la carte Long Lunch aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000. 


  • When 19 - 20 August
  • Where Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour
  • What Australia's largest annual Malaysian cultural event, attracting over 35,000 visitors each year
    • 10am to 5pm daily
    • Traditional dances, celebrity guests, food & Cultural Village
    • See fan favourite mascots Pisang and Harimau
  • Why not make a day of it and explore Sydney Harbour with a pre or post-festival sightseeing cruise, or even a quick ferry trip under the Harbour Bridge to Circular Quay to impress the kids (and save their weary legs in the process). Great specials online.

Watch this space for all the upcoming events ...

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Sightseeing Cruises To 31Oct17   From $35pp Visit the Sightseeing page for more info & bookings
Hop On Hop Off To 31Oct17   From $45pp Visit the Hop On Hop Off page for more info & bookings
High Tea Cruise Limited time only   From $55pp Visit the High Tea page for more info & bookings
Lunch Cruises Limited time only   From $65pp Visit the Lunch Cruise page for more info & bookings
Dinner Cruises Limited time only   From $85pp Visit the Dinner Cruise page for more info & bookings
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Other Cruises - Special Events

New Years Eve
December 31
Australia Day
January 26
Valentines Day
February 14
Christmas Day
December 25
Boxing Day
December 26
Vivid Festival
May - June
Melbourne Cup
Mothers Day
Fathers Day
Seniors Festival
Christmas Parties
November - December
Christmas in July
Big Ships in Sydney
Year Round
Food Festival
Good Food Month
School Holiday Fun
Great Offers for Kids
Whale Watching
May - November
Earth Hour
March - June 
Sydney Royal Easter Show
March - April
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