Darling Harbour

For amazing entertainment, delicious waterside dining and incredible wildlife, Darling Harbour is the perfect destination in the heart of Sydney. Meet penguins and dugongs at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and get up close to koalas and a giant saltwater crocodile at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.

You’ll find plenty more exciting things to do and see, from Sydney Harbour cruises and tall ships at the Australian National Maritime Museum to the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a tranquil haven. You can even walk the red carpet with your favourite star at Madame Tussauds, a wax museum.

A family watching sharks at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour

The events calendar is wonderful all year and you can see world-class shows at ICC Sydney, a convention, exhibition and theatre complex. There are special attractions for the kids, too. Darling Quarter Kids Playground has climbing ropes, slides, swings, flying foxes and water games.

The food and wine experiences are delectable, with waterfront restaurants, alfresco cafes and trendy bars along the waterfront at Cockle Bay, King Street Wharf and Harbourside, where there are souvenir shops and fashion boutiques. And you can dance the night away at funky nightclubs, too.

Darling Harbour during Vivid Sydney

Getting to Darling Harbour is easy and there are comfortable accommodation options. The lively precinct is next to Barangaroo and Pyrmont, only 10 minutes’ walk from Town Hall Station in the city centre, and a stroll from Chinatown. You can also travel by light rail or a ferry to Darling Harbour.

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  1. James Cameron — Challenging the Deep

    Monday 25 February 2019 to Sunday 05 May 2019 , Darling Harbour

    James Cameron — Challenging the Deep is a major new immersive exhibition that traces Cameron’s lifelong pursuit of and achievements in deep ocean science, technology and exploration including his record breaking dives in Deep Sea…

    25 Feb - 05 May
  2. Fireworks at Darling Harbour

    Saturday 02 March 2019 to Saturday 29 June 2019 , Darling Harbour

    See the night sky light up with spectacular fireworks displays every Saturday night. 9pm every Saturday night. Grab yourself a ringside seat around Cockle Bay, or a bite to eat in one of the many harbour side restaurants, and enjoy an…

    02 Mar - 29 Jun
  3. Latino Dinner Show Cruise with Vagabond Cruises

    Saturday 02 March 2019 to Saturday 28 December 2019 , Darling Harbour

    Planning a night out or a special occasion? Your guests will be sure to enjoy the exciting beat of their entertaining dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour! Come on board and let your senses be indulged with the explosive entertainment,…

    02 Mar - 28 Dec