Darling Harbour is just one of the most beautiful places in Sydney. Everything looks new and modern. Here you will find plenty of shops and restaurants along with several very good museums. Take in the free Maritime Museum (Update: August 2013.  Entry to the Maritime Museum now costs $7 for galleries and exhibitions, or $25 if you want to also visit the vessels) and then cross the Pyrmont Bridge to the Aquarium and new Sydney Wildlife World. At the latter you can even touch a Koala and have your picture taken for about $20. Makes a nice souvenir.

Darling Harbour

What you will see at Darling Harbour

Official Darling Harbour youtube video

  • Australian Narional Maritime Museum
  • IMAX Theatre - the largest screen in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Star City Casino
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Carousel
  • Entertainment Centre
  • Harbourside Shopping Centre
  • Pyrmont Bridge
  • Cockle Bay & King Street Wharves
  • Sydney Aquarium
  • Chinese Garden - The Chinese Garden of Friendship is located at the southern end of Darling Harbour, near the Sydney Entertainment Centre and adjacent to Chinatown. Very serene.
  • Sydney Wildlife World
  • PowerHouse Museum, Harris Street, Darling Harbour
  • Kingpin Bowling
  • Laser Skirmish
  • Virtual flying at Flight Experience
  • Strike Bowling
  • Sydney Whale Watching Cruises -
  • People mover trains for the oldies andlLittlies!!!
  • 40 restaurants to choose from plus over 18 cafes plus a food court
  • Sydney Visitor Centre

View of Darling Harbour


Cruises - plenty to choose from - thrills, slow, dining, picturesque - your choice



Cruise Darling harbour


Darling Harbour is a 10-minute stroll from the CBD, Pyrmont/Ultimo and Haymarket. Pedestrian bridges to DH are located from Market, Druitt, Bathurst and Liverpool streets in the city and Union Street in Pyrmont. 

Metro Monorail and Metro Light Rail.  Update August 2013.  The monorail is now closed.
You can jump on at any Light Rail or Monorail station to get to Darling Harbour.

  • Alight at Darling Park Station for access to Sydney Aquarium, Cockle Bay Wharf and King Street Wharf.
  • Harbourside Station is convenient for Harbourside and Australian National Maritime Museum. 
  • Convention Centre Station is located behind Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Paddy's Market Station is the best option for Tumbalong Park and the Powerhouse Museum
  • Pyrmont Bay and Star City stations connect to the Metro Light Rail providing a comprehensive transport service to and from Darling Harbour every day.

By water
There are regular Sydney Ferries from Circular Quay to the Sydney Aquarium and Maritime Museum wharves.  Or you could catch a water taxi (more expensive of course but fun).

Harbour cruises and jet boats drop you off at King Street and Cockle Bay wharves and Matilda Cruises have links from Darling Harbour Aquarium Steps, Darling Harbour Harbourside Shops, Circular Quay, Beulah St Kirribilli and Luna Park.


Plenty of choices for adult entertainment after dark.

Bars and Clubs at DH

Cockle Bay


  • Maritime Museum for free Childrens' activities
  • Zaafran Indian Restaurant - best Indian cuisine in Sydney
  • PowerHouse Museum - loads of interactive displays. Always incredible.
  • Helm Bar
  • Oscars Lounge Bar - value drinks and pub food.
  • Georges - Bar and tapas dishes - located at King Street Wharf
  • Regular free events at Tumbalong Park and nearby (Greek, Thai, Malay festivals, etc.) - refer to the Darling Harbour What's On for further information.