Day and night, Darling Harbour rocks with cool things to see, do and experience.
Stroll around the harbour to admire the boats and the awesome harbour views. Jump on a cruise boat, water taxi or Sydney ferry for a sightseeing adventure.
At Darling Harbour you can wine and dine at a sublime waterfront restaurant, or tuck into tasty takeaways sitting on a wharf in the sun.
You can meet a koala, feed kangaroos, and see one of the biggest crocodiles in the world gulp down his lunch. Then explore a real submarine and climb up a heritage lighthouse.
Next, you might catch a 3D action movie on the world’s biggest screen. Then relax and get your heart rate back to normal at Darling Harbour’s beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship.
Come the evening, Darling Harbour’s famous waterfront eateries and glamorous late-night bars are the places to play, party, see and be seen, well into the early hours.
Darling Harbour Star Attractions
Two of Sydney’s major tourist attractions are conveniently located at Darling Harbour.
They are Wildlife Sydney Zoo and Sydney Aquarium. Both offer thrillingly close encounters with a huge array of Australian animals, right here in the centre of the city. If you plan to visit both sanctuaries, get a combination ticket. Keep in mind there’s a fee for extras like having your photo taken with cute koalas.
Another must-see is the Sydney Maritime Museum. As well as excellent displays and exhibits, there are historic vessels – including that submarine – to go aboard.
Madam Tussauds at Darling Harbour is lots of fun too, with around 75 of the hottest celebrities ready and waiting to play a lead role in your holiday snaps and social media.
Darling Harbour for Children
There’s no better place than Darling Harbour for a memorable day out with the kids.
Top of the list are excursions to Wildlife Sydney, Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Maritime Museum. All three are very kid-friendly.
Kid’s faces will light up when they get an eyeful of the Darling Harbour Playground. It’s the best playground in Australia, with loads of well-designed equipment, including a flying fox and water games.
Kids also love the IMAX theatre in Darling Harbour – it has to be the most exciting film experience on the planet, with a screen that’s an incredible eight storeys high.
Darling Harbour – Getting There
It’s too easy. From the CBD you can walk or get a tram.
You can also catch a ferry to Darling Harbour from Circular Quay, with pickups and drop-offs at Milsons Point, McMahons Point, Pyrmont Bay and Balmain East.
If you’re heading for a night out at Darling Harbour, do what the locals do and set your mobile alarm for the last ferry home – it’s all to easy to lose track of time when you’re loving the nightlife at Darling Harbour.
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