Darling Harbour, Sydney - Pyrmont, NSW

Darling Harbour, Sydney

Darling Harbour, a locality of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. is a large recreational and pedestrian precinct situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district.

The locality extends northwards from Chinatown, along both sides of Cockle Bay to King Street Wharf on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west. Cockle Bay is just one of the waterways that makes up Darling Harbour, which opens north into the much larger Port Jackson.

Darling Harbour is a modern leisure area. Many entertainment and shopping facilities are on the site that make Darling Harbour doubly attractive.

Getting to Darling Harbour is quite simple. You can catch the Sydney Monorail or Metro Light Rail, or you can even arrive by ferry or water taxi. And of course you can walk – it’s only 5 minutes from the city centre!

Features

Facilities
There are enough parking spaces in and around the area to accommodate those who drive. You can park just outside Darling Harbour — or in its own underground parking stations.

More than 20 Darling Harbour hotels offer accommodatio; something to suit every travel budget.
Attractions
Darling Harbour is home to a number of major public facilities and attractions, including:

Harbourside Shopping Centre which includes Kingpin Bowling Alley, M9 Laser wars as well as Australia's first retail jet-Flight simulator.

You can relax at Sydney's Chinese Gardens, a beautiful setting with traditional Chinese gardens.

Darling Harbour also features the new Sydney Art Gallery housing a magnificent display of Australian artwork, and is open daily between 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Sydney Aquarium has wonderful exhibitions as well as underwater tunnels where you can view various fish from all different parts of Australia.

The Australia National Maritime Museum tells the maritime history with boats you can explore. Between 10.00am - 3.00pm you can even join a free guided tour, or if you are feeling adventurous join a cruise or take sailing lessons. The Powerhouse Museum presents informative displays about history, science and technology of Australia. It is open from 10.00am - 5.00pm and is situated behind the Sydney Exhibition Centre.

Here you will find the country's largest cinema screen — eight storeys high — at the Imax Theatre.

You can also explore Paddy's Markets, Sydney Wildlife World, Aboriginal Centre and Tumbalong Park..

You can enjoy your evening in Star City, home to the large Sydney Casino. It also features 2 theatres, a nightclub, a hotel, a fitness centre and plenty of shopping outlets and restaurants. In Pyrmont to the Northwest of Darling Harbour, opposite harbourside is a new eating and drinking area called Cockle Bay Wharf which also offers great nightlife. There is a full range of stylish restaurants, al fresco cafes, bars and clubs. Cockle Bay Wharf has life and atmosphere during the day and the evening, and is a great place to simply relax .

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Location

Darling Harbour
Pyrmont, NSW, 2009