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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 Italian in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

LuMi

This wharf spot sits right alongside the bobbing boats, though views aren't quite knock-me-down. Hidden just steps from the Star, it offers casual competence and strikingly innovative Italian-Japanese fusion cuisine…
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…
Top Choice Japanese in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Sokyo

Bringing an injection of Toyko glam to the edge of the casino complex, Sokyo serves well-crafted sushi and sashimi, delicate tempura, tasty robata grills and sophisticated mains. It also dishes up Sydney's best Japa…
Seafood in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Cirrus

The curved glass windows of this excellent new Barangaroo seafood restaurant offer a water view more ambient than spectacular, but the tinny (simple fishing boat) suspended from the ceiling hints at another focus. S…
Modern Australian in Darling Harbour & Pyrmont

Momofuku Seiōbo

The first restaurant outside the US opened by New York's gastronomic darling David Chang, Momofuku Seiōbo is a key foodie favourite. Bringing together the techniques, concepts and ideas of Japanese kaiseki (multi-co…
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…