09 Jan 2023

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. 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 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 around Cockle Bay Wharf and Pyrmont Bridge.

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...

Cockle Bay Wharf Restaurants & Bars

Cockle Bay Wharf is blessed with three whole levels of amazing restaurants and bars with delicious food and fancy cocktails - all with premuim views of the Darling Harbour Fireworks. 

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 and Pontoon Bar. Book yourself 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 Darling Harbour 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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