Matching a fantastic harbourside location in the heart of Sydney with some great dining options, Darling Harbour ticks all the boxes. Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf also offer funky nightclubs, wine bars and bistros serving fine food, great cocktails and late-night dancing.
About Darling Harbour
A lively and interactive urban centre, Darling Harbour is just a 10-minute walk from Sydney’s CBD. As one of the city’s largest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts, the area has a full calendar of outdoor events, as well as plenty of indoor activities and some fabulous places to stop and soak in the sun.
King Street Wharf is a dynamic nightspot packed with sleek dining establishments, trendy bars and funky nightclubs. Drop into Cargo Bar, Bungalow 8 or The Loft to mingle when the sun begins to set. Cockle Bay also offers other waterfront promenades with alfresco cafes, bars and restaurants such as the Watershed Hotel and Cohibar. There is also a regular fireworks display held over Cockle Bay every Saturday night at 8.30pm.
By day you can walk along the historic wharf and watch the ferries come in and out of the harbour. Some of Sydney’s most popular tourist attractions can be found here, including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILDLIFE Sydney Zoo. Visitors can bask in the sunshine at a range of outdoor spaces. The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a tranquil haven filled with waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants and hidden pathways. Darling Quarter Playground will keep the kids entertained for hours with water games, climbing ropes, slides, swings, sandpits and flying foxes.
Other big name attractions include the world’s largest cinema screen at IMAX, laser skirmish and tenpin bowling, Madame Tussauds, shopping, harbour cruises, and plenty of outdoor events and exhibitions year-round. Darling Harbour offers several comfortable accommodation options, from serviced apartments and corporate rentals to luxury accommodation at venues such as The Star, Hotel Ibis and the Novotel.