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Fun Activities to Do in Sydney at Night

For some people, travel means nothing without experiencing local cuisine and exploring new cultures. The best part about travel is that you get to try something completely different from what you would find at home or anywhere else. If you’re going on a trip to Sydney soon, you’ll want to know what to do at night, so you savour every minute of your trip. 

Whether solo or with friends, there’s no better way to spend time than basking in the natural beauty of Sydney in the moonlight. There are plenty of stunning places scattered all over Sydney where visitors can go see one last ray of sunshine before signing off for the day. 

For travel enthusiasts with some extra time, the best way to experience Australia like never before — by zooming through the city in style while being completely immersed in fun activities at night! Here are our top 10 nightlife activities to do in Sydney. 

1. Boat Tour Around Sydney Harbour

Taking a boat tour around Sydney Harbour is a must in the city. No matter how many times you do it, seeing the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge at night and from the sea will leave you speechless.

In addition, most of the boats that make these passes offer beautiful views and incredible dinners.  You can dine while enjoying stunning views of the bay.

After your boat trip, take in a show at the Opera House!

Be part of one of the most emblematic places in the city — the Sydney Opera House.  Whether day or night, the opera is the face of Australia. You really want to go at night though, so you can see one of the best views of the city at sunset alongside an opera show or live concert. 

To end an excellent evening, you can visit its Bennelong restaurant and bar. The restaurant itself is a work of art wherever you look at it — even their plates!

2. Visit Newtown

Are you looking to have a good time in a hipster spot? On this path, you will find many options for all tastes. In Newtown, you can find restaurants that prepare dishes from anywhere in the world depending on your preferences —  choose the variety you like. 

You can walk along its main King Street during the night and check out its many bars, shops, and restaurants. The streets are lined with fun-quirky shops, plenty of art galleries, and even a cinema. If you’re lucky, you can also find live music on the street and in some establishments. 

3. Walk Around Circular Quay

Discover the beautiful walk around in Circular Quay. It will give you a different perspective and look of the city, full of lights illuminating the entire bay.

You cannot miss the Badu Gili show projected on the Opera House. It tells ancestral stories of the locals in Australia. This work is projected four times during the night and has a duration of 7 minutes, a must-see if you can make it in time. In addition, every night you can admire the light show.

4. Visit Darling Harbor

Located in the heart of the city, Darling Harbour is home to some of the best nightlife in Sydney after dark.  This is an area where you can do endless activities — like dancing, food, and drinks.

Some of that nightlife includes:

  • Bungalow 8 – Mexican restaurant by day, DJs spinning music by night for those on the dance floor.
  • The Loft – if you like things a bit boujee, you’ll love the panoramic views while dancing on the dance floor.
  • Cargo Bar – known for its extensive wine list and waterfront views, this is one place worth the visit for the private igloos. 
  • The Port – listen to the tunes of local DJs while snacking on fresh seafood and drinking cocktails. 
  • Watershed Hotel – if old school pub-style places are your jam, the doors to this place never lock. 
  • Helm Bar – multi-level pub offers bridge and water view, along with fresh oysters and unforgettable sunsets. 

If you visit it on Saturdays, at 9 PM, they put on an incredible fireworks show.

5. Climb the Harbour Bridge

Climbing Harbour Bridge is spectacular no matter what time you do it, but if you want to delight your sight by observing the illuminated city, you cannot pass up doing it at night or sunset.

The Harbour Bridge has been driven, walked, and drifted under by most locals, but it’s an iconic structure and history that makes it one of the most photographed bridges in the world. 

6. Visit the Sydney Observatory

Located on Upper Fort Street, the Sydney Observatory is the oldest observatory in Australia, located at the top of Observatory Hill. It houses a wide variety of exhibits and attractions — including learning about the stars, the universe, and the history of the observatory. 

Every night at 8:30 pm, there is a 90-minute tour of the observatory guided by expert astronomers. During the tour, you can observe different astronomical objects, depending on the season of the year in which you visit.

7. Luna Park

The iconic Luna Park, an amusement park on Milsons Point, overlooks the water of Sydney Harbour. Luna Park is a rare treat as it is one of few surviving amusement parks worldwide from the Art Deco style of the 1930s. The concept of the Sydney park is based upon the first Luna Park, which opened on Coney Island, New York, in 1903. 

Access to the park is free — just pay for the attractions you’d wish to ride and parking.

This park has incredible views that show the north side of the bay at night — perfect opportunity for some fantastic photos.

8. Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck

A must-do activity at night in Sydney is the Tower Eye Observation Deck. The Tower Eye is famous for being the tallest building in Sydney, standing at 268 meters above the city. You’ll be in awe at the fantastic 360-degree view of Sydney at night — enjoying the sparkling lights from above. 

While visiting Tower Eye, make sure to do the Skywalk experience while you’re there. From here, you can step out into the open air for a breathtaking 60-minute guided tour. Guides will point out historical landmarks and share the best stories Sydney has to offer. 

Enjoy the City by Staying in the Best Place

Now that you’ve been given a glimpse into the Sydney nightlife, you’re ready to visit the city and let yourself be carried away by endless activities. 

A serviced apartment allows you to stay in the best possible place while having all of the comforts of home. Easy access to the beach and amusement and access to large, comfortable spaces make a serviced apartment the go-to option for any traveller.

At Bondi 38, We offer multiple floor plans, ranging from studio to two-bedroom units to fit any size traveling party, and all of our apartments are wheelchair accessible. 

Check out our gallery today, and let us show you. Bondi 38 Serviced Apartments can make your next vacation better than any you’ve ever had before. Book with us today, and let us get you on track to taking your next holiday in beautiful Sydney. 


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