TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME IN DARLING HARBOUR, SYDNEY
Sydney’s other harbour, usually eclipsed by the reputation of Circular Quay, but this where you come to have fun!
There is so much to see and do in Darling Harbour that I genuinely think you would struggle to get through even half of the attractions in one day. This is Sydney’s other harbour. There’s no iconic Opera House or Harbour Bridge here. Still, there is everything else and more. Some great bars are on offer, such as Blackbird Café and Pontoon, as well as many eateries, including the Hard Rock Café, which only opened a few years ago. As far as attractions go, this is where you come to have fun. You have the Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife Zoo and Madame Tussaud’s all in the same area and opposite here is the Maritime Museum and Harbourside Shopping Center.
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But my personal favourite has to be the Chinese Garden of Friendship. It’s so different compared to all the other attractions in Sydney. Its beauty is in abundance and the sense of calm you will feel walking through is wonderful. Recently, they have added their own Ferris Wheel called “Star of the Show.” It’s no London Eye, but it does change colour and looks lovely at night with the rest of Darling Harbour lit up behind it.
Make sure to check out the free War Memorials outside the Convention Center, which are an emotionally moving tribute. There are displays of large-scale photographs etched into the metal, showing soldiers at war with their stories displayed next to them. It’s interesting to read some of the acts of bravery members of the armed forces have endured.
Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW 2000 | www.darlingharbour.com
Thanks so much for reading my post today on my visits to Darling Harbour in Sydney. This place has such a wonderful fun vibe, which is why is always return time and time again. Are you planning on visiting Sydney in the future? Have you visited this gallery before? What is your favourite piece? Let me know in the comments section below.
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