Darling Harbour, on the western border of Sydney’s CBD is the centre of many purpose-built tourism, conference, indoor and outdoor entertainment and leisure activities.
On the city side, Cockle Bay Wharf has a variety of restaurants and function rooms and King Street Wharf is home to the Sydney Aquarium, the base to many harbour cruise and tour companies and home to even more restaurants.
The Darling Harbour Visitors Information Centre just around the corner from the IMAX theatre is a good source of tourism information and brochures.
You can walk around to the west (Pyrmont) side or cross over the historic Pyrmont Bridge. Once, a major road to the west of Sydney, this working swing bridge was closed to traffic in the 1980s and is now used only by pedestrians, cyclists and the overhead monorail. The monorail track rests on a pivot so that the track doesn’t move while the bridge swings underneath.
On the west side, you’ll find the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Darling Harbour Shopping Complex, more hotels, bars and restaurants. Under the west end of the bridge, are some extremely well-maintained public toilets with the brightest tiles you are likely to find anywhere.
Darling Harbour Sydney Accommodation
- 5 star in Darling Harbour hotels
- 4.5 star Darling Harbour hotels
- 4 star hotels in Darling Harbour
- 3.5 & 3 star hotels in Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour events and activities
- See our What’s On in Sydney pages for Darling Harbour and Sydney events