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.
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. Some of the city's most exciting attractions are here - Australian Maritime Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Chinese Gardens of Friendship, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
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, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Sydney.
Access for all
Access to Darling Harbour is mostly level from surrounding streets. Lifts at both ends of Pyrmont Bridge link the Sydney CBD with Ultimo.
Accessible toilets are located at:
- Darling Harbour Children's Playground
- Harbourside Shopping Centre
- Cockle Bay Wharf
- Darling Quarter
- Powerhouse Museum
- Pyrmont Bridge (east and west side)
There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars to enjoy a casual meal, coffee or relax over a drink. Major dining spots are at Darling Quarter, Cockle Bay, Harbourside and each of the major attractions.
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.
Accessible public transport options include train, bus or light rail, or stroll from Sydney's CBD. There’s no better excuse for enjoying the harbour—arrive in Darling Harbour’s Cockle Bay by water taxi, ferry or harbour cruise.
There are a number of secure car parks conveniently located in and around Darling Harbour, including Harbourside car park, ICC Sydney exhibition centre car park and ICC Sydney theatre car park. Darling Harbour’s car parks provide accessible parking spaces and level access to the street.
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