One of the world’s premier waterfront entertainment precincts, no Sydney stay is complete without a trip to Darling Harbour. Day or night, young or old, no matter what you’re after or what you’re into, Darling Harbour will keep you entertained.
Located at the aptly named Aquarium Wharf you’ll find the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. It’s one of the world’s largest aquariums, with over 700 different species and 13,000 animals in a staggering six million litres of water. From tiny seahorses to huge sharks, a visit to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of Sydney’s top attractions. If you prefer fur to fins then head to the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, also located at Aquarium Wharf. Here you’ll find some of Australia’s most loved animals from cute koalas and kangaroos, and some of its most feared, like Rex the giant crocodile.
Darling Harbour can get pretty busy, so if you need to chill out, head to the Chinese Garden of Friendship at the southern end of Darling Harbour. Trickling waterfalls lead to calm lagoons filled with colourful fish and lotus plants, surrounded by whispering willow trees. So Zen.
You’ll never go hungry in Darling Harbour with seemingly endless culinary options. Casual café? Yep, heaps of them. Some of Sydney’s best fine dining restaurants? Of course! Classic pub fare? Uh-huh. Pretty much any type of food you could crave? Ya know it! If you’re after heaps of choice without having to wander from one side of the harbour to the other, head to Cockle Bay Wharf, which is located on the CBD side. Thirsty? From chilled out bars to busy clubs, there are also plenty of places to throw back a few (or a lot) in Darling harbour.
Darling harbour is also home to The Star. This huge complex is so much more than just a casino; you’ll also find fine-dining restaurants, a food court, bars and designer stores. If you’ve still got cash to play with after a visit to The Star there are plenty of other opportunities to shop up a storm.
So take a look at our range of Darling Harbour accommodation below, along with some flights to Sydney
, and find out for yourself what makes Darling Harbour one of Sydney’s most-visited precincts.