04 Mar 2022

Where to get the best views of the Darling Harbour Fireworks

One of the best things to do in Sydney on the weekend is grabbing a bite to eat or drink whilst sipping in the spectacular views of the Darling Harbour Fireworks show. Find out all the places where you can get a front row seat...
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Grab a front row seat at one of Darling Harbour’s best waterfront restaurants and bars at Cockle Bay Wharf or Harbourside Shopping Centre and enjoy the show with a drink in hand or while you feast on a delicous meal. It’s one of the best things to do in Sydney on the weekend! 

Or, if you're itching to get within metres of the action, Darling Harbour's massive size is a big bonus because there's loads of room for everybody to grab a perfect spot around the water's edge at Cockle Bay Wharf, Harbourside Shopping Centre, Pyrmont Bridge or even from the iconic Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel.

Have a special occasion to celebrate such as a wedding, hen's party or birthday? Make a night or weekend of it and book a hotel at Darling Harbour for a bird's eye view of the fireworks below, right from the warmth and comfort of your very own luxurious private room.

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Best viewpoints...

By the Water's Edge

Cockle Bay Wharf
Grab a spot along Cockle Bay Wharf Marina and enjoy the dazzling fireworks with the stunning rainbow lights of the ICC Sydney, Sofitel and Ferris Wheel in the background.
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Park yourself along the waterfront on the Harbourside Shopping Centre end of Darling Harbour for views so close you can smell the crackers as they pop!
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Pyrmont Bridge
Set up your camera anywhere along Pyrmont Bridge to enjoy uninterrupted 180 degree views of the Darling Harbour fireworks and capture the magical reflections of the kaleidoscopic colours in the waters of Cockle Bay.
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Harbourside Shopping Centre  Restaurants & Bars

Over on the Western side of Darling Harbour, pull up a stool or book a table at one of the many waterfont venues at Harbourside Shopping Centre for front row seats to the best fireworks in Sydney. Here's just a selection of some you can choose from but there's lots more!

One of the best things to do in Sydney on a weekend or during the week for that matter is take in the panoramic views of the sparkling skyline while you enjoy one of the bar’s signature cocktails to the beat of the resident DJ.
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Your view of the fireworks whilst enjoying flavour-filled Italian cuisine at Crinit's
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Take in the waterfront views and the Mediterranean flavours at Cyren Bar Grill Seafood Restaurant.
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Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel
What could be more romantic than watching sparks literally fly right from your very own private gondola perched high above the glittering harbour. Image credit: @sydney.explores
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Hard Rock Cafe Sydney
An American icon famous for their music memorabilia and legendary burgers.
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Olivo Restaurant
Real Italian hospitality and fresh cuisine with stunning vistas over Darling Harbour.
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Scotch & Co
A simple, uncomplicated but flavourful menu paired with amazing harbourside views.
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With spicy dishes and spicy views, Zaafrran is your traditional Indian restaurant that elevates its dishes using only the highest quality, fresh Aussie produce.
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Cockle Bay Wharf Restaurants & Bars

Ground level

The ground level of Cockle Bay Wharf is home to some of the best restaurants and bars in Sydney including Nick's Seafood, Baia the Italian, Adria, I'm Angus Steakhouse, Pontoon Bar and Tokio Hotel. Book yourselves a table and sit comfortably within metres edge of the waterfront while you drink and dine and enjoy the spectacular fireworks displays.

Balcony & Rooftop levels

The upper levels of Cockle Bay Wharf boasts perfect pozzies for watching the stunning Darling Harbour Fireworks. Revel in stunning panoramic waterfront views spanning across the water with the illuminated ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour Ferris Wheel and Sofitel Sydney hotel as the backdrop. Whether the occassion is a wedding or function at Dockside or L'Aqua, or a fun night out of great food, cocktails and dancing to some of the best DJs in Australia at Cafe Del Mar or Blackbird Cafe, your evening will be absolutely unforgettable!

View from the top

Want to avoid the crowds and have your own private window into the sparkling world of fireworks beneath you? Book yourself a room at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour or Hyatt Regency Sydney for a luxurious and magical night to remember or even just go for drinks in their world-class Zephyr bar or Champagne Bar where you can also sit back, relax and enjoy the show. 

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Perched a whopping 132 metres in the air, Sofitel Sydney's 590 spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows provide the ultimate view of the Darling Harbour Fireworks. If you can't stay the night, you can still enjoy the dazzling show while sipping bubbles at their award-winning Champagne Bar.
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Hyatt Regency Sydney
The Hyatt Recency Sydney offers over 400 rooms nested high above Darling Harbour that offer amazing views of the fireworks. Their rooftop bar, Zephyr is also a great place to have a couple of cocktails and watch the show from way up in the clouds.
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