Darling Harbour accommodation
One of the major centres of the spectacular Sydney CBD, Darling Harbour is a contemporary, affluent and extraordinary holiday destination. Staying at a range of available Darling Harbour Accor hotels, you put yourself within walking distance to everything you could possibly want - from the Circular Quay ferries and Sydney Opera House to Sydney's Central Train Station and beyond.
What to do in Darling Harbour
Start by visiting the animals at either Sea Life Aquarium or Wild Life Sydney Zoo. At the aquarium you can spot animals from all over the ocean, including penguins, sharks, rays, sea horses, jellyfish and dugongs. Literally just next door at the zoo is your chance to spot plenty of famous land animals up close and personal, too. While you are there, book a buffet breakfast with the adorable koalas and then hold one for a once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunity!
After your fill of fuzzies, walk just next door yet again to tango with celebrities from all walks of life. Will you say hello to Captain Cook, dance with Michael Jackson or get a photo with Barack Obama? These are all options at the fantastic, internationally famous Madame Tussauds wax museum. To relax afterwards, just walk 10 minutes down the road to hide away in the Chinese Garden of Friendship's serene garden setting.
Food and drink in Darling Harbour
Located on the Cockle Bay Wharf, a pleasant four-minute walk south of Madame Tussauds, the Lindt Chocolate Cafe is the perfect place to indulge in some exquisite Swiss chocolates from one of its greatest international chocolatiers. Wandering back up the stunning Darling Harbour waterfront will take you to the King Street Brewery. Here you can enjoy high quality pub food, like belly-filling burgers and succulent steaks, accompanied by the golden hand-crafted beers they make on-site.
Darling Harbour nightlife, however, starts with a night at the stylish Cohi Bar. Situated along the glistening waterfront, just around the bay from Wild Life, this funky little space will have you dancing to the beats of their superb DJs whilst pressing your lips against a cold, freshly made cocktail.
Of course, Sydney's Darling Harbour also has myriad more first-class food and delectable drink options available within walking distance, able to cater to anybody's diet!
Accommodation in Darling Harbour
For affordable accommodation in Darling Harbour look no further than ibis Sydney World Square, just one kilometre from the waterfront. The ibis World Square has 166 comfortable rooms to choose from, and also includes an on-site bar, restaurant and fitness centre.
With a plentiful array of opulent, modern rooms, Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious Darling Harbour hotels. Featuring a dazzling 525 rooms, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis court and on-site restaurant and bar, you would be hard put to find a better accommodation choice in the region. The penthouse suites of this luxurious hotel are two storeys high, include their own spa baths and offer an unbeatable raised view of the panoramic waterfront, looking out over Cockle Bay towards Sea Life.