Sydney Winter Festival

13 June 2014

Child skating at Sydney Winter Festival. Image: The Winter Festival

Child skating at Sydney Winter Festival in Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour. Image: The Winter Festival

The Winter Festival will takeover Darling Harbour from 13 June to 13 July 2014.

Now in its sixth year, the festival’s main draw card is a huge open-air ice skating rink offering fun for all ages, including families during the NSW winter school holidays.

Other festival highlights include ice hockey shootouts, figure skating performances, and the Cool Yule Snow Pit. Slide down the 25 metre inflatable Thredbo Snow Slide at Tumbalong Park, and see Sydney Harbour in a whole new way from inside a Lindt Lindor Zorb Ball at Cockle Bay Wharf.

Enjoy a great range of gourmet winter cuisine from the food vendors in The Winter Festival Village in Tumbalong Park. A fireworks display from will light up the sky at Cockle Bay every Saturday night at 8.30pm.

Getting there:

Public transport is the best method to travel to and from this year’s Winter Festival.

Train: The nearest station is Town Hall station, which is a 10-15 minute walk to the heart of Darling Harbour.

Bus: For buses travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth, Castlereagh, George or York streets, alight at Market, Park, Druitt, Bathurst or Liverpool streets.  All these streets have entrances to Darling Harbour and its various attractions.

Ferry: Catch a ferry to Darling Harbour from Circular Quay and alight at King Street Wharf, or Pyrmont Bay Wharf.

Light rail: The light rail travels between Central Station in the CBD and Lilyfield in the Inner West, stopping at a number of Darling Harbour stations.

The Sydney Winter Festival provides a unique environment for mingling with family and friends, entry to the event is free of charge but you’ll need to purchase a ticket to get on the ice rink. Book a spot on the rink ahead of your visit and enjoy a great winter experience.

Click to view more NSW winter school holiday and Sydney winter school holiday activities.