A small bay that is part of the larger Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay is home to the Cockle Bay Wharf and its many waterfront restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, and cafes. It was one of the first parts of the now iconic Darling Harbour to be developed, and remains a favorite with many. Walking on the wooden path along the bay offers close views of the Sydney skyline, and many of the restaurants offer fine dining al fresco to further enjoy the views and fresh air. Cuisine options vary — from Asian inspired to European, to seafood and modern Australian food. The Cockle Bay area is a great place to enjoy some of what Sydney does best: an evening of entertainment or a simple stroll by the water. Don’t miss the whimsical seaside sculptures, or catch the renowned Sydney Aquarium only a few steps away.
Cockle Bay is located on the CBD side of Darling Harbour, a close walk from Chinatown and the nearby Imax theater. Parking is available on Sussex Street, and the bus can be taken to QVB. By train, get off at Town Hall Station. The light rail station is Pyrmont Bay.