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Holidays in Darling Harbour

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Top hotels in Darling Harbour

Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
4 out of 5
243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, NSW
The price is NZ$110 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4/5Very Good! (6,450 reviews)

"Great spot. Apartment was good size with 2 kids and a baby. Walking distance to all the top tourist spots but also close to light rail."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2020

Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
5 out of 5
12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$272 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,244 reviews)

"Everything was great except waiting to use the lifts"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Hyatt Regency Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
5 out of 5
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
Free cancellation
The price is NZ$223 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.2/5Very Good! (2,045 reviews)

"Stayed one night with my husband for a city-break. We loved the location - convenient for Darling Harbour and the city centre. Our room was quiet and had a pleasant view over Darling Harbour. We purchased a special rate which included breakfast and late checkout - we felt it was great value."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Hyatt Regency Sydney
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Darling Harbour

Sydney Attractions Pass including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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Sydney Attractions Pass including SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

NZ$61
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
All Inclusive Deluxe Small-Group Tour of Blue Mountains
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All Inclusive Deluxe Small-Group Tour of Blue Mountains

NZ$258
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Sydney Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

NZ$39
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend

Darling Harbour

The best place to get acquainted with Sidney's nautical passions – sailing, pleasure-boating, whale watching – or the Maritime Museum if you prefer dry land. Sydney loves the sea – it is after all shot through with the deep blue inlet of Sydney Harbour – and it indulges its visitors with a plethora of harbours, coves, marinas and bays. But one of the best places to get nautical is Darling Harbour, with its cluster of quays, museums, restaurants and markets. The next bay around from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour was once the city's commercial port and a massive railway shunting yard. You'd hardly guess that today. The whole area has been reworked into a shiny pedestrianized waterfront.

The attraction that first draws the eye is the Australian National Maritime Museum. Or rather the 122-metre naval destroyer, HMAS Vampire, parked outside the museum. It is over 60 years old, and was the last serving gun-destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy. It can be boarded and explored, along with the navy submarine parked alongside. And you can step right back to the start of Australia's naval heritage when you board the sailing ship behind – the HM Bark Endeavour, which is an exact replica of Captain James Cook's famous vessel that 'discovered' Australia for the Europeans.

Of course, the Aborigines got here a little while before him, and their relationship with the sea is explored at the Museum too. You can see the artistic side of Australia's first inhabitants at the Gavala Aborigine Art Centre, which sells original Aborigine art. Darling Harbour is also a launching point for messing about in the water – jet-boating, sailing trips and cruises can all be booked here. Some of the most exciting are the whale-spotting cruises, which almost guarantee you a humpback, and even a sighting of a blue whale, during 3 hours out on the waves.

And if your sea-legs won't go that far, you can always take in the marine wildlife at the Sydney Aquarium – or do some retail-therapy (piscine-style) at the Sydney Fish Market. More likely the Harbourside Shopping Centre will appeal for that, though, which has a great haul of the best in modern Oz shops, restaurants and waterfront cafés.