Darling Harbour is a vibrant, bustling and interactive iconic destination right on Sydney's harbour adjacent to the city. The atmosphere in Darling Harbour embodies Sydney's energy and love of the water. As it is one of Sydney's largest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts, the area has a full calendar of events, as well as plenty of indoor activities and some fabulous places to stop and soak in Sydney's glorious sunshine. King Street Wharf is a dynamic nightspot packed with sleek dining establishments, trendy bars and fun 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.
By day you can walk along the historic Market Street 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. Locals and tourists alike come together all year round to enjoy this very special spot.