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

  • Star of the Show Ferris Wheel - Daily
  • New Harbour Bar & Restaurant - 360 degree water views
  • Summer School Holidays - 19 December - 26 January 
  • Sydney Harbour Gift Certificates - Save up to 50% on the perfect gift

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  • When Daily
  • Where Harbourside Amphitheatre
  • What See the sights of Darling Harbour from a unique vantage point - up in the air!
    • Operates daily 10am - 11pm
    • Ride duration approx 10 minutes
  • Why not follow up your aerial views with some aqua therapy? Sydney Harbour Cruises depart all throughout the day from across the Pyrmont Bridge and along King St Wharf. Visit the Captain Cook Cruises ticket office at King St Wharf 1 for info and bookings.


  • When Friday, Saturday & Sundays plus Thursday's (Jan 2021)
  • Where Departing Darling Harbour King St Wharf No.1
  • What Experience Sydney Harbour's newest bar and restaurant offering with 360-degree waterfront views 
    • 12noon - 7.30pm Fri & Sun, 12noon - 10.30pm Sat with pick-ups every 90 minutes
    • The Harbour Restaurant includes a choice of main courses from our modern bistro-style menu, while the Harbour Bar features a Tapas-style bar menu available for purchase onboard
    • Contactless check-in | Cashless terminals | Smartphone ordering | Social distancing | Covid-Safe


  • When 19 December - 26 January
  • Where King St Wharf No.1, Darling Harbour
  • What Great deals on a huge range of Sydney Harbour casual and premium dining cruises during NSW school holidays. Visit the School Holiday Fun page for details 
    • Kids cruise FREE on selected cruises*
    • New kids menu on Harbour Restaurant
    • Discounts for groups of 6 or more on dining cruises
    • Hop On Hop Off cruises - 24 hours of family fun
    • Plus more!


  • When Year-round
  • Where Online
  • What Save up to 50% on the perfect gift, or secure a great deal for yourself by buying now to cruise later. Certifcates are emailed instantly, and valid for up to 3 years for Cruise Cash, and 9 months for pre-selected cruises. Purchase online now and save up to 50%.

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