Sydney Attractions – Darling Harbour
Sydney is crammed full of attractions and things to do and see, the iconic Darling Harbour not only has fantastic views of some of the best sights and vistas of Sydney, but also many attractions to visit also.
The Harbour is adjacent to the city centre of Sydney is is easily accessible from all areas of the city, if you are visiting with friends then a day tour from First Choice Charters is an ideal way to explore.
Here are some of the best attractions that can be found in and around Darling Harbour:
Australian National Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum hold pride of place on Sydney’s waterfront on the northern end of Darling Harbour. Its distinctive design holds surprises in store for the visitor and the Museum offers a great day’s entertainment for the whole family.
The Museum showcases a range of seafaring, coastal, naval and cultural themes with artefacts, exhibitions and guided tours. This must-see attraction includes the opportunity to board a naval submarine and a replica 18th century tall ship.
Some people are surprised to see that Sydney is actually a working port, and the City of Sydney Port Walking Tour unveils the layers of the great city’s working past. The fascinating tour starts at the State Heritage Registered Pyrmont Bridge.
Pyrmont Bridge is one of the world’s oldest surviving electrically operated swing bridges. The current swing bridge opened in 1902 and replaced the original which dated back 1857.
Heralded as the gateway to Australia, Sydney is lively, cosmopolitan, vibrant, innovative, and the ICC Sydney represents the city in all its glory. ICC Sydney is Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct, demonstrating Sydney’s place as one of the world’s most desireable meeting and events destinations, and providing the ideal platform to collaborate and innovate.
The ICC is set amongst some of the finest dining and leisure outlets, and close to the city’s financial districts, creative and education hubs. The ICC has a contemporary design, with industry leading technology.
Harbourside Shopping Centre
Located right on the water’s edge of Darling Harbour, and a mere stroll to the CBD. The ICC is next door and Harbourside has magnificent views of the amazing city skyline. Harbourside also offers excellent dining, leisure and of course shopping.
The Harbourside dining precinct offers late night dining and is the perfect setting to chill and relax. The Sydney Hopper shopping ferry wharf is located just outside the Harbourside Shopping Centre, which will take you to Sydney’s largest retail outlet, the Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre.
You can find more information on many more of Sydney’s great attractions by reading Sydney Connection’s blog pages, that we regularly update for your perusal.