04 Dec 2023

Our Insider’s Guide to NYE in Darling Harbour!

Unlock the secrets to an epic New Year's Eve at Darling Harbour with our insider's guide!
Our Insider’s Guide to NYE in Darling Harbour!

Gear up for the ultimate New Year's Eve extravaganza at Darling Harbour with with spectacular fireworks at 9pm and midnight over Cockle Bay! Start your new year bright with our insider's guide to ensure your night is a sparkling success.

1. Plan Your Trip

Before heading into Darling Harbour, check out our detailed map of the area and find answers to all your burning questions in our FAQs section. Knowing the lay of the land and having your queries sorted in advance will make your NYE experience even smoother.

2. Pack Like a Pro

Don't leave home without the essentials! From snacks to sunscreen, we've compiled a checklist to ensure you're equipped for an unforgettable night.

3. Leave the Car Behind

New Year's Eve is no time for parking headaches. Opt for stress-free celebrations by taking public transport. Central and Town Hall are your closest train & bus stations, and only a short walk to get you right into all the festive fun! When heading home, we recommend leaving via Central Station.

4. Arrive Early, Arrive Together

If you're planning to count down to 2024 in Darling Harbour, the main viewing area at Cockle Bay is the hottest ticket in town! Rally your crew, get there early, and claim your front-row seat to the spectacular fireworks show. Pyrmont Bridge is not a viewing point and will be closed. 

5. Comfort is Key

While sequins and sparkles are a NYE staple, don't forget to prioritize comfort. Slip into those comfy shoes and attire – you'll be dancing your way into the new year without a single blister in sight.

6. Bag Checks Are a Thing

We’re all about keeping everyone safe this New Year’s Eve! Be prepared for random bag checks, so streamline your essentials. Check our list of prohibited items to breeze through security, ensuring nothing cramps your style.

7. Cool Off at the Kids Waterplay Area

Feeling the summer heat? Head over to the Children's Playground and have a splash in the cool oasis of the kids' water play area. It's your secret weapon to keep the kids entertained while staying refreshed and ready for a night of celebration.

There you have it – you're now ready to laugh, dance, and toast under the fireworks. Here's to a dazzling start to the new year and cheers, Darling Harbour style!

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