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The Best Things to do in Sydney at Night

  • Tuesday April 30th 2024
  • Sydney

Sydney Tower Eye 300 Dpi JPEG NIGHT South West View

With so many things to do in a city, it can be tricky deciding how to spend your time to make sure you have a great experience. We’ve put together a list of the best things to do in Sydney at night, so you can make the most of your time, even after the sun sets.

Watch the City Illuminate from Sydney Tower Eye

Standing at 250m above ground and having the highest observation deck in the city, not to mention the 360-degree views, there is no better place to see Sydney at night than from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. It is a truly magical spot to watch the sunset and admire as the city transforms from day to night. We are open until 7pm every night so it is a great way to end a wonderful day spent in Sydney. See Sydney in a different light as the city illuminates and the harbour sparkles as the sunsets over our beautiful city. Why not even experience Vivid Sydney from the city's highest vantage point or watch the greatest fireworks show on Earth, and celebrate New Year at Sydney's tallest building.

Shop into the Night with Late Night Shopping Hours

Once you’ve come down from Sydney Tower Eye, take a stroll through Pitt Street Mall, one of Sydney’s busiest cosmopolitan shopping areas. With so many shops, you are sure to have all your shopping desires satisfied. Plus, Thursday night is late night shopping night, so you can visit the abundance of shops well into the night.

Participate in a Great Australian Pastime

It’s no secret that Sydney (and Australia) has its fair share of pubs. Relax with a drink, or two, at one of the many pubs in the Sydney CBD that are packed with people, both locals and tourists alike. From Sydney’s oldest pub in The Rocks, to hip underground bars and rooftop oases that you never knew existed, there is a vibe to suit all.

Take a 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.

Enjoy a Bite to Eat

If you thought there were many bars and pubs to choose from, just wait until you have to decide where to eat dinner! Sydney has so many options to suit all budgets and tastes, with every cuisine you can think of. Head down to Darling Harbour and Barangaroo, where you will be spoilt for choice. The city's CBD is heaving with hidden-away bars such as Barrio Cellar for tequila and Mexican small plates, Grandma’s Bar for rum cocktails, and basement The Baxter Inn for premium whiskeys. At The Ivy, you can dine, dance, drink and even take a dip at the rooftop bar. After dinner, take a stroll around the harbour and soak up the atmosphere, and see the city lights from the water’s edge, it has to be one of the best things to do in Sydney at night.

So if you are looking for things to do in Sydney tonight, admire the city lights from Sydney Tower Eye!