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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations
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Darling Harbour Holiday: coronavirus information

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Most Darling Harbour hotels also offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Darling Harbour

Once the site of rusting railroad yards and wharves, one of Sydney’s greatest urban renewal projects now buzzes with museums, boutiques and eateries.

Named after a former governor of New South Wales, the Darling Harbour precinct features a wealth of things to do. There are public gardens and promenades, restaurants, bars and hotels, and major attractions such as the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium and Wild Life Sydney Zoo.

Start your visit by chatting with the friendly guides at the Visitor Centre. They’ll help you to plan your day, purchase tickets and book activities.

To learn more about Australia’s connection with the sea, visit the National Maritime Museum. Here, you’ll vividly experience the journeys undertaken by the nation’s early explorers, settlers and immigrants. Climb aboard and explore the many historic vessels moored out front, including a decommissioned naval submarine.

Say “G’day” to some of Australia’s deadliest and cuddliest creatures at Wild Life Sydney Zoo. Home to more than 6,000 native animals, this nature park offers visitors a chance to pet koalas and wander through a tropical butterfly house. For a truly “Aussie” experience, hang out with the kangaroos in the Kangaroo Walk-About zone.

Don’t miss the peaceful Chinese Garden of Friendship. One of the only Chinese gardens outside Asia, the grounds were created by the local Chinese community to celebrate Australia’s 1988 bicentenary. Beautiful water features and traditional pavilions make the garden a peaceful place to relax and revive after sight-seeing.

In the evening, catch a musical production at the Sydney Lyric Theatre inside Star City Casino or book a romantic harbor cruise. Grab a table at one of the many waterfront restaurants. For something fun and informal, pick up fish and chips from one of the take-away eateries and find a spot overlooking Cockle Bay.

Darling Harbour hosts free music, annual events and film festivals. (Check the calendar on the Darling Harbour website for a schedule.)

Darling Harbour is located adjacent to downtown and is accessible by train, bus, monorail or foot from the city center. There are paid parking lots throughout the precinct.

Travel isn't just about marking off new destinations on a map. It's about the friends we encounter and the experiences we have along the way!

This place has a range of things to do. Here are some suggestions to jump start your trip to Darling Harbour:

For a more complete list of activities, take a look at our Darling Harbour things to do page.


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Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites £54
Reviewed on 24 Jun 2020
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Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, NSW
     
    4.0 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Location is great, room I had was spacious and well equipped without being luxurious. If I wanted that would spend 3 times what I did and stay at the close by Sofitel.

    Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour £155
    Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020
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    Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

    Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

    12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW
       
      4.6 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      3017 darling harbour view is fantastic. When I was booking I mentioned it was my friend birthday. They prepared a surprise gift. Congratulations card, chocolate and travel kits. AWESOME EVERYTHING. Thank you to Evan at the reception.

      The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney £122
      Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020
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      The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney

      The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney

      80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW
         
        4.6 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Ryan at reception was very good at his job and took care of us. All the staff on the property were friendly professional and very helpful. The hotel room exceeded expectations and we will definitely be returning.

        Hyatt Regency Sydney £116
        Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020
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        Hyatt Regency Sydney

        Hyatt Regency Sydney

        161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
           
          4.2 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very beautiful property. Great staff and very helpful. Our room, for some reason, filled with smoke from the vent, but the hotel staff came quickly and moved all our belongings to a very nice, upgraded room and wined and dined us with wine and chocolates for the remainder of our stay.

          The Darling at the Star £155
          Reviewed on 9 Jun 2020
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          The Darling at the Star

          The Darling at the Star

          80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW
             
            4.8 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Incredible room, fantastic location and friendly staff. I absolutely adored this little getaway. Thank you to The Darling Hotel!

            Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
            Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020
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            Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

            Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour

            100 Murray Street, Sydney, NSW
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Easy check and checkout; friendly staff, close to Darling Harbour, clean and comfortable room. The water pressure in the shower was dissapointing.

              Novotel Sydney Darling Square £83
              Reviewed on 19 Jun 2020
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              Novotel Sydney Darling Square

              Novotel Sydney Darling Square

              17 Little Pier Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
                 
                4.4 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Novotel Darling Square are new & clean . It is also very close to all restaurant, transports, shopping & etc. Receptionist is friendly & nice 👍

                ibis Sydney Darling Harbour £70
                Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020
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                ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

                ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

                70 Murray Street, Sydney, NSW
                   
                  3.8 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  always a great place to stay close to all shops transport

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