Darling Harbour was originally part of the the commercial port of Sydney but was redeveloped and made into a pedestrian and tourist percent in the mid-to-late 1980's. Continual expansion and development has created on of the countries most iconic and beautiful city bound destinations boasting a large number of Sydney's best attractions.
Darling Harbour Attractions
Darling Harbour is arguably Sydney's tourist playground with museums, open air park, convention centre, shops, the world's largest IMAX theatre, and a plethora of drinking and dining establishments to satiate the appetites of the pickiest eaters.
Australian National Maritime Museum - 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour - Visitors are not only shown Not only displays on the maritime history of Australia, but are encouraged to be take part in some hands-on learning. With fantastic interactive displays and even the chance to board ships and experience life on the water. Check out their website for information on current exhibits.
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium - Aquarium Pier, Darling Harbour - The Sydney Aquarium if one of Sydney's most popular tourist destinations featuring among its many marine animals the endangered grey nurse sharks and the adorable dugong. Discover the riches of the Pacific Ocean without getting wet at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.
Wildlife Sydney Zoo - Locaded on Aquarium Pier, next to the Sydney Aquarium is Sydney's CBD's very own wildlife park. You don't have to go the outback to experience the best of Australian wildlife. Some of Australia's most loved, feared and unique animals make their home at Wildlife Sydney Zoo.
Darling Quarter Playground & Tumbalong Park - Located opposite the Commonwealth Bank's headquarters, you'll find the most amazing children's play park featuring sand pits, slides and water amusements. The little ones might choose to get soaked on some of the 26 water jets, so bring a spare set of clothes!
Chinese Garden of Friendship - 28 Harbour Street - The tranquil beauty of this traditional Chinese Garden symbolises Sydney's strong bound with it's Chinese community. A veritable photographers paradise and sanctuary of reflection and peace.
Darling Harbour is a leisurely 15 minute stroll from the Central Station Hotel. Make your way down Liverpool Street and head West!