06 Jul 2023

Love is in the (Chilly) Air: Line up your winter date nights in Darling Harbour

It's ‘cuffing season’! Yep, that’s right – when the temperature drops, the heart warms up. Cuffing season is that magical time of the year when single folks are on the lookout to find someone special to snuggle up with during the chilly months. But hey, couples and friends, don't feel left out; there’s plenty of winter love for everyone. Darling Harbour is turning into a cosy haven for lovebirds and buddies alike. Whether you’re wrapped up in love or looking for some huggable company, Darling Harbour’s got you covered like your favourite blanket.
Love is in the (Chilly) Air: Line up your winter date nights in Darling Harbour

Let’s Get Whaley Creative

First up, we’re diving into an ocean of fun at the Australian National Maritime Museum. Make a splash on your date night at Date with a Whale, where you and your date – or mates – can join The Brickman, a team of skilled LEGO® brick artists and craftspeople, in building a massive LEGO humpback whale. All with drinks in hand.

Cheap and cheerful

Not feeling so fancy? Need consolation after a Tinder date stood you up? Celebrate World Fried Chicken Day (Thursday 6 July) at The Pumphouse, where they’ll be dishing up delicious $5 Fried Chicken and $10 Chicken Burgers.

Truffle Lovers Unite

Got a taste for the finer things in life? Tantalise your taste buds at Atelier by Sofitel with their Truffle Degustation Menu. Go ahead, let your love affair with truffles bloom. Available Thursday 31 August.


Twirl into Each Other’s Arms

Shimmy on over to the Ballet Gala at ICC and let the graceful pirouettes sweep you off your feet. Trust us, your heart will be doing little leaps too.

Say Cheers with Lobster

Don’t forget to raise a glass (and a burger) at Champagne Bar by Sofitel. They’re throwing a party for the 250th anniversary of Veuve Clicquot with an epic Eastern Rock Lobster Burger.

Harbour-Side Hangouts

Stroll along Darling Harbour and discover all the super cosy romantic venues. Just one option: Start the night sipping on cocktails at Cargo Bar before feasting like kings and queens at Flying Fish.

Go Zen with Your Special One

Fancy a daytime date? The Chinese Garden of Friendship is like stepping into a fairy-tale. Round it off with a lip-smacking Yum Cha in the Gardens experience.