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Darling Harbour Accommodation

Located in Sydney's CBD, Darling Harbour is one of the world’s great waterfront destinations. Full of famous attractions, there's so much to see and do while staying in our Darling Harbour accommodation. The Harbour is a favourite place for Sydneysiders and out-of-towners to celebrate and relax, so make sure you bring your party pants!


For about 7,000 years, Aborigines inhabited this area and enjoyed its bountiful supply of oysters and shellfish. In 1788, when the first Europeans arrived, they named the area "Cockle Bay" because of the vast amount of shells that had accumulated over the years. It wasn't until 1826 that Governor Ralph Darling renamed the area after himself, and it has been known as Darling Harbour ever since.

The Harbour functioned as an industrial and trade centre for many years and even housed the world's first freezing works, internationally exporting frozen meat for the very first time in the 1870s. World War I and II seriously affected trade in the area but the Harbour soon had a facelift and played an important role in the Australian bicentennial celebrations, as well as the Sydney Olympic Games.

Things to do

At the Harbour, you can enjoy the Chinese Garden of Friendship, catch a movie on the giant IMAX screen, visit the Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Wildlife World, wander around the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Powerhouse Museum, go jet boating, check out the celebrity replicas at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum or attend an event at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Dining and shopping

While you're here, make sure you explore the many shopping outlets in the Harbourside Shopping Centre, or enjoy a meal at Cockle Bay Wharf and King Street Wharf - two of Sydney’s most popular dining and entertainment destinations. The newest dining precinct in town is Darling Quarter but if you want even more retail and cuisine options, the city centre is only a few minutes' walk away.

Getting here and around

Getting here is really simple. Just grab one of these cheap flights to Sydney and then get around by train, bus or ferry, or on foot. And just a short distance away, you can explore other popular suburbs like Darlinghurst, Kings Cross/Potts Point and Sydney's Eastern suburbs.

A holiday packed with exciting activities within easy reach of the Sydney CBD – wot more could you ask for? We have family-friendly hotels with two and three-bedroom apartments as well as accommodation perfect for solo travellers. Book your Darling Harbour accommodation with us now and save even more!

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Astral Tower and Residences at The Star PYRMONT from$239/night Book & Pay Securely
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