Darling Harbour Events

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Australia Day 26 January 
  • Summer School Holidays Daily to 27 January 
  • Luna New Year 25 January to 9 February 


  • When 26 January 
  • Where Darling Harbour
  • What Celebrate Australia Day in Darling Harbour with an incredible line up of home-grown & international entertainment all day
    • 11am to 9.30pm
    • Free
  • Why not celebrate Australia Day in style aboard our MV Sydney 2000 Australia Day Lunch Cruise. Enjoy an a la carte or buffet lunch whilst cruising on our beautiful harbour to watch an amazing line up of events, including the famous ferrython and Australia Day Regatta. Disembark at 2:15pm and join the festivities at Cockle Bay, only a short walk from King St Wharf. Cruises depart from Darling Harbour, but hurry - tickets are selling fast! More Info


  • When 21 December - 27 January
  • 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 25 January - 9 February 
  • Where Darling Harbour
  • What The Year of the Rat! Celebrate the Lunar New Year with lots of fantastic cultural events including
    • Lunar Lantern workshops
    • Lunar Block Party 
    • Lion Dance performances
    • Dragon Boat Races
  • Why not make a day of it and combine your Chinese New Year festivities with a Lunch or Dinner Cruise, departing from King Street Wharf No.1.

Watch this space for all the upcoming events ...

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Options Travel date Price from  
Australia Day 26Jan20   From $45pp Visit the Australia Day page for info & bookings
Valentine's Day 14Feb20   From $89pp Visit the Valentine's Day page for info & bookings
SailGP 28-29Feb20   From $125pp Visit the SailGP page for info & bookings
Vivid Sydney  22May-13Jun20   From $25pp Visit the Vivid Sydney page for info & bookings
New Year's Eve 31Dec20   From $499pp Visit the New Years Eve page for info & bookings
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Sightseeing Cruises Limited time   From $35pp Visit the Sightseeing page for info & bookings
Hop On Hop Off Limited time   From $50pp Visit the Hop On Hop Off page for info & bookings
High Tea Cruise Limited time   From $59pp Visit the High Tea page for info & bookings
Lunch Cruises Limited time   From $69pp Visit the Lunch Cruise page for info & bookings
Dinner Cruises Limited time   From $89pp Visit the Dinner Cruise page for info & bookings
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