Located in the Australian state of New South Wales, Sydney is one of the country’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. An immensely popular destination for tourists, this enchanting city offers a myriad of attractions that can be enjoyed by the entire family. As you ‘lose’ yourself amidst the lively hustle and bustle of Sydney, you will come across many different locales and precincts, each with something different to offer. One of the most popular areas in the city, Darling Harbour is one such locale that is definitely worth visiting.
One of the largest pedestrian and recreational areas in Sydney, Darling Harbour is located next to the city centre and offers visitors a truly colourful and energetic setting in which to enjoy plenty of fun and excitement. Named after former New South Wales governor, Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling, this picturesque precinct has a wealth of interesting sites that will keep visitors of all ages well occupied.
Those travelling with children can visit the Sydney Aquarium which features a diverse array of marine life, Sydney Wildlife World that has over 6,000 local wildlife species and the IMAX Theatre which offers a truly breathtaking movie watching experience. If you want to learn more about the country’s rich history and culture, you can head to the Powerhouse Museum or the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Nature lovers should look to visit Darling Harbour’s, Tumbalong Park, Palm Grove area or the Chinese Garden of Friendship where you can unwind amidst truly tranquil natural landscapes that feature waterfalls and lakes. Shopaholics also have much to look forward to when they visit Darling Harbour with the Harbourside Shopping Centre providing plenty of retail therapy that lets you choose from a wide range of designer brands, locally made merchandise, traditional handcrafts and more.
There is much nightlife that can be enjoyed in the area as well. Those feeling lucky can head to the Star City Casino, while for an evening of culture and entertainment take in a show at the Lyric Theatre. With a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from, Darling Harbour offers a quintessential Australian holiday experience be it day or night!
If you are in search of a 5 star hotel Sydney has to offer which is within easy reach of the city centre, then The Langham Sydney is an ideal choice. Located in the historic Rocks area of the city, this luxury hotel in Sydney is the ideal base from which to explore the city and such attractions as Darling Harbour.