Experience the magic of Sydney's Darling Harbour featuring great shopping, entertainment, plus a range of dining options catering for all tastes and budgets.
Darling Harbour Quick Facts:
- Named after Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling, Governor of New South Wales (1825 – 1831)
- 1812 - became a major industrial and goods-handling precinct
- Mid 1970s - a series of empty warehouses
- 1984, NSW Government announced the area would be redeveloped for leisure, culture and business for the people of Sydney.
- Re-opened in 1988 by Queens Elizabeth II, during Australia's Bicentennial Celebrations
- Waterfront location
- Easy walking distance of the heart of the city
- Shopping - over 120 retail outlets at Harbourside
- Food & Wine – More than 50 restaurants and cafes
- Harbourside Shopping Centre
- Sydney Entertainment Centre
- Paddy's Market
- Sydney's Chinese Gardens
- Tumbalong Park
- Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Australian National Maritime Museum
- Star City Casino
- Powerhouse Museum
- Sydney Aquarium
- The LG IMAX theatre
- Sydney Wildlife World
- Aboriginal Centre
- Cockle Bay Wharf opened 30 Oct 1998
- Gardens designed by Eric Kuhne and the Royal Botanic Gardens
- Restaurants & Cafes
- Event venues
- Home to Sydney’s largest nightclub
- Darling Harbour is a 10-minute stroll from the CBD, Pyrmont/Ultimo and Haymarket.
- From Town Hall station you can exit via the QVB and walk across the pedestrian bridge from Market street; or walk from Central Station through Haymarket.
- You can also take the Sydney Light Rail to get to Darling Harbour.
- There are regular Sydney Ferries from Circular Quay to the Sydney Aquarium and Maritime Museum wharves.
- Alternatively there are a range of water taxi services from Circular Quay.