Darling Harbour is home to major firms including Marsh Mercer, Rabobank and IBM amongst others.
With its breathtaking views of the city skyline, Darling Harbour has been a major attraction for tourists visiting the city for years and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Home to myriad entertainment, shopping and dining venues, Darling Harbour has everything you could wish for. The Harbourside Shopping Centre has Australia’s first retail Jet flight simulator and is not for the faint-hearted.
If flight simulation is not your thing then the Sydney Entertainment Centre has the latest musical attractions from around Australia and the world, so why not see a show? The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is also within walking distance and has a great calendar of events and shows all year round.
If you want to chill out, take a walk through Sydney’s Chinese Gardens or Tumbalong Park. If you want to get close to nature visit the Sydney Aquarium or Sydney Wildlife World, or if you want to shop till you drop check out the famous Paddy’s Markets. Darling Harbour truly has something for everyone.
Try your luck at The Star Casino and Entertainment Complex or be educated at either the Powerhouse Museum or the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Whatever you want out of your Sydney holiday, you will find it at Darling Harbour and that’s just what happens on a regular day! Darling Harbour’s annual roster of events are when the real excitement begins.
The Hoopla Festival is Australia’s annual circus, sideshow and street theatre festival. Held over three days on the Easter long weekend, Darling Harbour is transformed into a carnival of acrobatics, comedy and family fun.
The Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival is held every June long weekend and is guaranteed to draw a crowd. Showcasing the best in local and International talent, the sweet sounds of soul and funk float across the open air and is an event not to be missed!
The Darling Harbour Fiesta is held every year on the October long weekend and its three days and nights of Latin American passion is captured on several outdoor stages featuring dancers, music and exotic Latin American food.
There are so many restaurants and cafes in Darling Harbour it’s hard to single out where to dine. Seafood is obviously big on the menu but there are also plenty of Italian, Asian fusion and contemporary Australian cuisines to choose from. The best advice: go for a walk along the Harbour and see for yourself what is on offer.
Whether you’re after a romantic weekend away, a room with a view or simply a prime location, Darling Harbour is for you.
Budget or backpacking accommodation is limited around the Harbour area and it’s best advised to try the CBD or George/Pitt Street areas. Hotels are abundant and range from the reasonable to the expensive. Serviced apartments and boutique accommodations are also plentiful.