Venue & Location
A number of airlines operate flights to Sydney Airport. Darling Harbour is only 8km from Sydney Airport. Please visit their website for more information.
If you are driving to the Centre, Sydney has many car parking facilities. Additionally, there are secure car parks located in and around Darling Harbour, including Wilson Harbourside Car Park and Wilson Darling Square Car Park.
A short walk from Central or Town Hall station will take you directly to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and Sydney Visitor Centre. Town Hall and Central Stations are a 10-minute walk from central Sydney.
An efficient network of transport options makes travelling to attractions in Sydney and regional NSW affordable and enjoyable. The Sydney public transport system, provided by Transport for NSW, consists of trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Use the trip planner at transportnsw.info to plan your travel.
The Opal card is an easy, convenient way of paying for your travel on public transport in Sydney. It's the only card you'll need to get around on all public transport including trains, ferries, buses and light rail. For more information, visit www.opal.com.au
TripView displays Sydney train, bus, ferry and light rail timetables, showing your next services.
Private bus companies run daily services in and around central Sydney. City Metro will give you all the Sydney bus information.
Cruise into Darling Harbour on a ferry with direct services from Circular Quay, King Street Wharf or Pyrmont Bay Wharf. Captain Cook Cruises operates services between Darling Harbour Convention Wharf, Barangaroo King Street Wharf No.1 and Circular Quay.
A Water Taxi is a great option for getting to and from Darling Harbour. Water Taxi’s depart from The Rocks, Circular Quay, The Opera House and Luna Park.
Sydney Light Rail
The Light Rail travels right through a number of Darling Harbour stations. The Light Rail starts at Central Station in the CBD and travels to Dulwich Hill in the inner west.
The best taxi drop off and pick up locations include the new Iron Wharf Place next to Harbourside Shopping Centre and Zollner Circuit on the Southern end of ICC Sydney Theatre, both accessed via Darling Drive.
Sydney, spectacularly draped around its glorious harbour and beaches, has visual wow factor like few other cities. Scratch the surface and it only gets better.
Brash is the word that inevitably gets bandied around when it comes to describing the Harbour City, and let's face it, compared to its Australian sister cities, Sydney is loud, uncompromising and in your face. Fireworks displays are more dazzling here, heels are higher, bodies more buffed, contact sports more brutal, starlets shinier, drag queens glitzier and prices higher. Australia’s best musos, foodies, actors, stockbrokers, models, writers and architects flock to the city to make their mark, and the effect is dazzling: a hyperenergetic, ambitious, optimistic and unprincipled marketplace of the soul, where anything goes and everything usually does.
After a lazy Saturday at the beach, urbane Sydneysiders have a disco nap, hit the showers and head out again. There's always a new restaurant to try, undercover bar to hunt down, hip band to check out, sports team to shout at, show to see or crazy party to attend. The city's pretensions to glamour are well balanced by a casualness that means a cool T-shirt and a tidy pair of jeans will get you in most places. But if you want to dress up and show off, there's plenty of opportunity for that among the sparkling harbour lights.
Making a Splash
Defined just as much by its rugged Pacific coastline as its exquisite harbour, Sydney relies on its coastal setting to replenish its reserves of charm; venture too far away from the water and the charm suddenly evaporates. Jump on a ferry and Sydney's your oyster – the harbour prises the city's two halves far enough apart to reveal an abundance of pearls.
Sydney Opera House Guided Walking Tour
Go behind the scenes at the Sydney Opera House for a fascinating look at this Sydney icon. Your knowledgeable guide leads you through the World Heritage–listed building on a 1-hour walking tour, sharing entertaining stories about the revered performance center's history and providing access to off-limits parts of the house. Tours take place every 30 minutes throughout the day, so it’s easy to fit into your sightseeing schedule. Upgrade to top off your experience with a delicious tasting plate at the Portside Sydney or dine at the famous Opera Bar.
Big Bus Sydney and Bondi Hop-on Hop-off Tour
The best way to orientate yourself with Sydney's sights is to ride the Hop-on hop-off bus. You can get off at any of the designated stops, spend as much time as you like sightseeing, and then hop on the next bus that comes along. You can hop on and off as many times as you wish or else stay on the bus for the duration of the tour. You can purchase a ticket that's valid for 24 hours or 48 hours, and buses run every 15-20 minutes.
Taste the delights of Sydney for a world of delicious experiences. With an abundance of fresh produce, succulent seafood and multicultural influences, Sydney is a melting pot and restaurants cater for a range of tastes and budgets. Treat yourself to authentic flavours and mouth-watering cuisines.
Sydney Bridge Climb
There’s no better way to see Sydney than from atop the Harbour Bridge. Book an advance ticket to guarantee your place on an often sold-out Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. Exhilarating and unforgettable, the tour offers options for all. Climb a section or all of the bridge at dawn, day, or night—or tailor your tour to include karaoke. Plus, small groups limited to 14 people will receive personalized attention throughout the climb.
Blue Mountains Nature and Wildlife Day Tour from Sydney
The must-see sights surrounding the Blue Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are dazzling yet dispersed—unless you rent a car, you’re unlikely to pack it all into one day. See more sights in less time on a day tour from Sydney, which includes stops in Leura and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Plus, you can upgrade to include lunch and tickets to Scenic World for a seamless, budget-friendly experience.