Things to do

Darling Harbour attractions:

  • Harbourside Shopping Complex
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • IMAX Theatre
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
  • Sydney Aquarium
  • Sydney Wildlife World
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Cockle Bay Wharf and King Street Wharf
  • Star City Casino
  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Aboriginal Centre
  • Tourism Centre

Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There are a lot of things to do which will make your holiday unforgettable.

Surrounded by the best that Sydney has to offer, the apartment is just a short stroll from the excitement of Darling Harbour’s attractions. For those who prefer to dine out, it is just a few minutes walk to the world renown bars and restaurants of Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf.

Spend a day in Darling Harbour. Drink tea in the Chinese Garden of Friendship - a beautifully tranquil place in the middle of a large city. From there, stroll down to the Sydney Aquarium. You may also want to visit the IMAX Theatre, go shopping in the many shops, visit the Australian National Maritime Museum, or maybe even the Star City Casino - all of which are within easy walking distance. For more information on things to do and attractions in the Darling Harbor section of Sydney, Australia, visit darlingharbour.com.

You may also wish to spend a day at The Rocks, one of the most historical sections of Sydney. The Rocks offers pub tours as well as ghost tours. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in this part of Sydney, as well as the opportunity to see Sydney's famous Harbor Bridge. For more information and attractions at The Rocks, visit therocks.com.

The Rocks is actually a short distance to Circular Quay and one of the most famous landmarks of Sydney (if not the most famous): The Opera House. Walking around the area will give you plenty of opportunities to take photos of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the city skyline.

A trip to Sydney is incomplete without visiting at least one of the beaches. Manly Beach (manlyaustralia.com) is about a thirty minute ferry ride away from Circular Quay. The famous Bondi Beach, which is the most popular beach in Sydney, is a short bus ride away from the city centre.

If shopping is what interests you the most, go to the Queen Victoria Building next to the Townhall. The lower level of the QVB will lead you to Myers and Pitt Street Mall. You will not be disappointed. For more information on the QVB, visit qvb.com.au.

We highly recommend taking a ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay which is located on the southern head of the entrance to Sydney Harbour. There are two walking paths from the wharf, both require approximately one hour for the round trip. From the wharf you can walk north past Lady Bay and on to South Head and see the Hornsby Lighthouse. Alternatively, you can walk south past The Gap and take in Signal Station and Macquarie Lighthouse. See the site of the wreck of the Dunbar. After your walk you should eat at the famous Doyles Restaurant. For an informal meal, buy a take-away lunch from Doyles' fish and chip outlet, located on the wharf, and eat it in the park.

For those of you wanting to explore outside of Sydney, the breathtaking nature of the Blue Mountains is located within two hours by rail or road from Sydney in the Blue Mountains World Heritage listed National Park: visitbluemountains.com.au

Whatever you decide to see and do in Sydney, your trip there will be one you will remember forever.

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