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Darling Harbour, NSW

A cosmopolitan waterfront destination

Alive with activity day and night Darling Harbour is hugely popular with visitors to Sydney. It has developed into one of the city’s largest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts.

Darling Harbour

One of Sydney’s newest hotspots King Street Wharf, just five minutes walk from the city centre, presents a broad range of casual dining and entertainment options.

From succulent steak at Coco Roco, fresh seafood at Nick’s Bar & Grill, to authentic Malaysian at The Malaya and funky noodles at Wagamama. or lounge harbourside style at Cargo Bar, a nightspot popular with Sydneysiders.

Cockle Bay Wharf, on the eastern side of Darling Harbour, offers three levels of terraces, waterfront promenades, al fresco cafes and five star restaurants.

Across the water lies Harbourside Shopping Centre, offering a fresh and dynamic mix of shops, restaurants and food outlets with stunning views of the city skyline.

Darling Harbour Sydney

Darling Harbour is home to several major Sydney attractions including Sydney Aquarium, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the IMAX theatre, the Outback Centre, the tranquil haven of the Chinese Garden of Friendship and nearby Powerhouse Museum. Darling Harbour can be navigated by foot or above ground on the famous monorail.

Darling Harbour Highlights

  • Take a ferry, cruise, sailboat, yacht or speedboat tour from Darling Harbour.
  • Learn about Aboriginal heritage at Gavala Aboriginal Art and Cultural Education Centre located within Harbourside.
  • Enjoy the unique night-time visual spectacular of Darling Harbour’s Waterscreens laser show.
  • Take the light rail to the Sydney Fish Market for the freshest seafood in town and join a guided tour or learn to master seafood via a gourmet cooking lesson.
  • Visit Star City for the Lyric Theatre, clubs and casino.

Experiences

  • 18-35's
  • Active
  • City
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Indulgence/Luxury

Popular Activities

  • City Sightseeing
  • Cruising
  • Dinner Cruising
  • Lunch Cruising
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Nightlife
  • Food and Wine

About Darling Harbour

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.

Accommodation

Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains