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

  • Autumn School Holidays 08 April - 25 April
  • Luminous 01 April - 31 December



  • When 08-25 April
  • Where Pier 26 (next to Sydney Aquarium) and King St Wharf No.1, Darling Harbour
  • What Great deals on a huge range of Sydney Harbour sightseeing and dining cruises during NSW school holidays. Visit the School Holiday Fun page for details 
    • Kids cruise FREE on selected cruises*
    • FREE ferry with entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo or Madam Tussauds*
    • Discounts for groups of 6 or more on dining cruises
    • Hop On Hop Off cruises - 24 hours of family fun
    • Plus more!

*Refer School Holiday Fun page for full details, conditions and bookings


  • When 01 April - 31 December
  • Where Overlooking the recently revamped Darling Quarter
  • What Luminous is the world's largest interactive light installation, representing unprecedented advancements in green energy technology
    • Constructed from 557 LED lights
    • Powered by 100% renewable energy
    • Latest international benchmark in urban digital innovation
    • From 7.30pm Tuesday - Sunday
  • Why not explore the harbour on an afternoon Sightseeing Cruise, return to Pier 26 and have time to check out Cockle Bay or Harbourside, and maybe even squeeze in a bite to eat before strolling on to the Darling Quarter light display. 

Watch this space for all the upcoming events ...

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Options Tue Apr 25 Wed Apr 26 Thu Apr 27 Fri Apr 28 Sat Apr 29 Sun Apr 30 Mon May 01
Options Travel date Price from  
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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