Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Australian National Maritime Museum

Beneath a soaring roof, the Maritime Museum sails through Australia’s inextricable relationship with the sea. Exhibitions range from Indigenous canoes to surf culture, immigration to the navy. The worthwhile ‘big ti…
Top Choice Aquarium in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

As well as regular wall-mounted tanks and ground-level enclosures, this impressive complex has two large pools that you can walk through – safely enclosed in Perspex tunnels – as an intimidating array of sharks and …
Top Choice Market in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Sydney Fish Market

This piscatorial precinct on Blackwattle Bay shifts over 15 million kilograms of seafood annually, and has retail outlets, restaurants, a sushi bar, an oyster bar, and a highly regarded cooking school. Chefs, locals…
Top Choice Gardens in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Built according to Taoist principles, the Chinese Garden of Friendship is usually an oasis of tranquillity – although one increasingly dwarfed by assertive modern buildings. Designed by architects from Guangzhou (Sy…
Zoo in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Complementing its sister and neighbour, Sea Life, this large complex houses an impressive collection of Australian native reptiles, butterflies, spiders, snakes and mammals (including kangaroos and koalas). The noct…
Bridge in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Anzac Bridge

Completed in 1996, Sydney’s other eye-catching bridge spans Johnstons Bay, connecting Pyrmont and Rozelle. It’s the longest cable bridge in Australia (345m), and affords some magical views as you truck into the city…
Museum in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Madame Tussauds

In this celebrity-obsessed age, it's hardly surprising that Madame Tussauds' hyperrealistic waxwork dummies are just as popular now as when the eponymous madame lugged her macabre haul of French Revolution death mas…
Casino in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Star Casino

The Star, Sydney's first casino complex, includes hotels, high-profile restaurants, bars, a nightclub, an excellent food court and a light rail station – plus the kind of high-end shops that will ensure that, in the…
Area in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Barangaroo South

The latest product of Sydney's port redevelopment is this extension of the CBD's officeland. There are three rather lofty skyscrapers and pedestrian alleys beneath, busy with corporate types rushing about, coffee in…
Park in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Tumbalong Park

Flanked by the modern Darling Walk development, this grassy circle on Darling Harbour’s southern rump is set up for family fun. Sunbakers and frisbee-throwers occupy the lawns, tourists dunk their feet in fountains …