Sydney, Australia-12/26/2017 -1/1/2018
Day 6-Darling Harbor-12/31/2017
A 10-minute walk from the city center, Darling Harbor is a family-friendly pedestrian precinct on Sydney's waterfront, packed with a treasure trove of tourist attractions. Besides the enticing lineup of shops and restaurants, the area is home to museums, theaters, a zoo and aquarium, exhibitions, and evocative entertainment venues.
The park is named after Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales (1825 – 1831)
Walking towards Tumbalong Park which was designed using native Australian foliage incorporated with fountains as an urban stream. The name "Tumbalong" is from Dharug as spoken by the Eora nation and means "place where seafood is found"
Very nice Park with lots of space.
We are now walking towards the Harbor.
Cockle bay is straight ahead.
Cockle Bay is one of the bays in Darling Harbor, which opens into the much larger Sydney Harbor. The bay is primarily known for Cockle Bay Wharf, a waterfront entertainment area designed by Eric Kuhne that includes a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, clubs, cafes and function venues.
Lots of people around...
Getting close to the bay.
Lots of people are already sitting around the border of the harbor so they can have a great view when the fireworks this evening.
This is area is known to be one of the best places in Sydney to watch the fireworks on New Year's Eve.
From the picturesque harbor itself to the world famous fireworks and the events going on in the city, you’re guaranteed to have a good time and find plenty of things to do through the day and deep into the nightand that's why there are so many people around.
People are sitting where they can and get ready to watch a free firework show tonight.
People get here early as capacity is 46,000 people and it tends to reach the maximum capacity very early on in the day.
Over the other side of the harbor, around Sydney Opera House, it fills up even more quickly.
Here you can really see lots of family settling in and staying here and just having a good time while waiting for the fireworks tonight.
Cockle Bay is a family friendly and a safe area around New Year's Eve with plenty of accessibility options and easy public transport.
Glass is not allowed buy BYO alcohol and pets are allowed on the day and trying to keep the environment safe for all.
Lots of family with little kids around.
Very nice and fun atmosphere for adults and kids.
View of the harbor.
Restaurants are ready for this evening...
New Year's decorations on display and ready for the big celebration this evening.
Beautiful view of the harbor from here.
There are not a lot of people right now but I am sure it will be full this evening.
It is 5:00pm somewhere and we are ready for Happy hour at a bar close to our hotel.
NEXT... Day6- Dinner at Billy Kwong