Darling Harbour’s Top Sights

April 19, 2018

A stunning waterfront location in the enigmatic city of Sydney, Darling Harbour is a must for your personalised Australia holiday. A firm favourite with singles, couples and families, there’s plenty to see and do in Darling Harbour. If you’re planning your itinerary, here are some highlights to include in your plans.

Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Chinese Garden of Friendship is an oasis of calm and serenity in the heart of the city. An ornamental garden that pays homage to the Orient, this is a perfect base to recharge your batteries, reflect and enjoy a little peace and quiet. You’ll see ornate pagodas, exotic plants and beautiful water features as you stroll around in the sunshine.

9D Cinema

If you’re a film buff, don’t leave Sydney without paying the 9D Cinema a visit. This immersive theatre experience goes way beyond your average trip to the movies. The cinema screens the latest 3D movies, but guests are treated to much more than a film. The seats move, the music thunders and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to another world.

Darling Harbour Cruises

The best way to explore Sydney is by boat, and at Darling Harbour, there are plenty of options to choose from. You can opt for anything from a sedate, romantic sunset cruise to an adrenaline-pumping jet boat adventure. You can charter private boats for special occasions or join affordable group tours.

Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum is a great option for visitors of all ages. Packed with interactive exhibits, as well as a handful of impressive vessels you can explore, this is a fun-filled, educational day out for all. Learn all about the naval battles that have taken place over the ages, find out what it’s like to travel by submarine and admire the Spirit of Australia, one of the fastest boats on the planet. You can also climb aboard HMB Endeavour, a spectacular life-sized model of Captain James Cook’s famous ship.

John Chen Gallery (also known as CnW Gallery)

If you fancy taking home a unique souvenir, visit the John Chen Gallery and pose for a caricature or a colour or black and white portrait. The gallery is home to an impressive collection of artistic masterpieces and it also offers services like framing, should you wish to hang your bespoke print on your walls when you get back home.

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