Only a 10-minute stroll from Town Hall, station or by water from Circular Quay or light rail from Central, Darling Harbour is the ideal location if you want to keep the entire clan entertained and eat something delicious. Or if you’d prefer, you can experience Sydney’s energetic night-life. One of Sydney’s largest dining, shopping and entertainment precincts, Darling Harbour has a full calendar of outdoor events as well as one of the city’s most restful spots, the Chinese Gardens of Friendship. The park is a beauty, and they have regular weekend fireworks displays. A mecca for city workers and visitors alike, it has something for all ages and the kids will definitely enjoy. It is home to the National Maritime Museum, The Sydney Aquarium, Madame Tussaud’s, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, a range of cruise companies and a children’s Theatre Company. The playground at Darling Quarter is one that the kids will never want to leave. It has a gigantic swing, wobbly balance ropes, giant steel slides and a flying fox. There is also a whole lot of water activities and play equipment to cool down with on those hot days! The Powerhouse Museum is nearby and has constantly changing family themed exhibitions that are interactive and entertaining for all. During School Holidays they provide a range of exhibitions and activities for the kids. Darling Harbour houses a diverse shopping centre, Harbourside, offering plenty of fashion stores and cafes and restaurants. Within the shopping centre, is Kingpin Bowling, 9D Cinemas, Laser Skirmish and even a Boeing 737 Jet Simulator. Darling Harbour has all that you could want in a day out, you will find yourself constantly coming back for more and the kids will never want to leave!
Sydney Sealife Aquarium
Unique freshwater and marine aquatic environments and discover an incredible 13,000 animals from 700 different species.