Darling Harbour is situated walking distance from the central station as well as Town Hall Sation (nearest). Central location for tourists Darling Harbour is popular with tourist from all ages groups. There is an IMAX theatre, Japanese Garden and Maritime Museum. China Town is just down the road. It's better to explore the area on foot as there are lots of walkways and both sides of the harbour are lined with top of the line restaurants. King Street Wharf has some of the trendiest nightclubs and bars including Cargo Bar and Varanda Bar which are quite popular with the younger crowd.
You can hop on one of the lunch or dinner cruises on King Street Wharf and learn more about the history of the area while enjoying some breathtaking views. You can also charter your own cruise for special events. The ferries run from the harbour bridge all the way to Paramatta in the west and up to Manly towards the north.
Star Casino is located right next to the casino and there is a number of nice restaurants in the adjoining area of Pyrmont including Flying Fish and Signorelli Gastronomia.
Best hotels around Darling Harbour include
- Ibis Darling Harbour Hotel
- Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour
- Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
- Seasons Darling Harbour Apartments(4 stars)
- Darling Harbour Getaway Hotel ( 4 stars)