Sydney For All

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour from Pyrmont Bridge

Why go there

Darling Harbour, just west of the city centre, is a popular waterfront destination, popular with Sydneysiders as well as visitors. Some of the city's most exciting attractions are here - Australian Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Chinese Gardens of Friendship, IMAX Theatre and Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World.

It's also a great place to eat out and go shopping with plenty of choice to suit all tastes and budgets. Darling Harbour is a year-round venue for popular events and festivals that range from big spectaculars such as fireworks on New Years Day and Australia Day to jazz weekends and acrobatics.

Sydney Visitors Centre at Darling Harbour

Sydney Visitors Centre at Darling Harbour
Image: Patty Mazza

Don't miss

  • Annual events such as Australia Day fireworks.
  • Fun with the family at Tumbalong Park.
  • Major attractions such as Australian Maritime Museum, Chinese Gardens of Friendship, IMAX Theatre and Sydney Aquarium.

Water Features at Darling Harbour Water Features at Darling Harbour

Water features
Images: Patty Mazza

Access for all

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision access

The Darling Harbour Accessibility Map indicates the most accessible path of travel around the site as well as the location of accessible toilets and attractions.

Darling Harbour Accessibility Map

Accessible toilets are located at:

  • Palm Grove, adjacent to the Sydney Visitors Centre
  • Harbourside
  • Cockle Bay Wharf
  • Pumphouse Tavern
  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Sydney Aquarium
  • Pyrmont Bridge (east and west side).


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Eating out

There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars to enjoy a casual meal, coffee or relax over a drink. Major dining spots are at Cockle Bay, Harbourside and each of the major attractions.

Cockle Bay Wharf Harbourside

Cockle Bay Wharf and Harbourside
Image: Patty Mazza

How to get there

Darling Harbour is a short stroll from the city centre with access to Pyrmont Bridge, Ultimo and Haymarket from Market, Druitt and Bathurst streets.

Public transport

Accessible public transport options include bus from Circular Quay, Sydney Ferry from Circular Quay (access from floating pontoon wharves), Matilda City Loop ferry from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour wharf, light rail to Convention Centre station, Monorail to Darling Harbour stations.


Dedicated access parking is available at car parks in the Convention Centre, Entertainment Centre and Harbourside. Discounted parking costs may be available by validating the parking ticket at various attractions.

Darling Harbour from Pyrmont Bridge

Darling Harbour from Pyrmont Bridge
Image: Patty Mazza

Access Summary

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision access

Contact Details

Darling Harbour
Sydney NSW 2000

+ 61 2 9240 8788

Freecall (Australia only):
1800 067 676



Opening hours

Each attraction has specific opening hours.


Fees may be charged for some performances while each attraction charges.

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