The Lyric Theatre at the Star City Casino, Pyrmont.

The Star, Sydney's first casino complex, includes hotels, high-profile restaurants, bars, a nightclub, a good food court and a light rail station – plus the kind of high-end shops that will ensure that, in the unlikely event you do happen to strike it big, a large proportion of your winnings will remain within the building.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Darling Harbour & Pyrmont attractions

1. 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…

2. Harbourside

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The first major Darling Harbour development, Harbourside shopping centre is like that nightclub guy still wearing a pirate shirt and an unreconstructed…

3. King Street Wharf

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The central one of three major developments along the east side of Darling Harbour, this is a modern metallic affair in three sections. Below plush…

4. Wild Life Sydney Zoo

0.35 MILES

Complementing its sister and neighbour, Sea Life, this surprisingly capacious complex houses an impressive collection of Australian native reptiles,…

5. Sydney Fish Market

0.35 MILES

This piscatorial precinct on Blackwattle Bay shifts around 15 million kilograms of seafood annually, and has retail outlets, restaurants, sushi and oyster…

6. Madame Tussauds

0.36 MILES

In this celebrity-obsessed age, it's hardly surprising that Madame Tussauds' hyperrealistic waxwork dummies are just as popular now as when the eponymous…

7. Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

0.38 MILES

As well as regular tanks, this impressive complex has large pools that you can walk through – safely enclosed in Perspex tunnels – as an intimidating…

8. Barangaroo South

0.45 MILES

The latest product of Sydney's port redevelopment is this extension of the CBD's officeland. There are three rather lofty skyscrapers and pedestrian…