Darling Harbour is Sydney’s thriving entertainment and leisure district. Originally opened to celebrate the 1988 Australian Bicentenary Darling Harbour was built on old shipping wharfs.
|Darling Harbour is spectacular by day and by night jammed packed with entertainment complexes, museums, cafes, pubs and restaurants.|
It is home to the Sydney Exhibition Centre which houses huge exhibitions like the Australian International Motor Show, The Sydney Convention Centre, Imax Theatre, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Powerhouse Museum, The Sydney Aquarium and National Maritime Museum and Start City Casino. Dozens of pubs, bars, restaurants and shops dot the area, along with expansive parklands and some of the cities largest hotels.
A monorail system links Darling Harbor with the city of Sydney and China Town. Light Rail and Ferries also service this entertainment precinct.
Many of the tourist cruises leave from Darling Harbour or the opposite Cockle Bay Warf.
Darling Harbor was one of Sydney’s major venues for the 2000 Olympic Games, and is home to many of the city’s major events thorough the year.
One highlight not to be missed is the historic Piermont Street Bridge which is the oldest electric powered bridge in the world. The bridge swings to allow large boats into the Darling Harbor- It is quite an amazing sight to see this engineering feat in full swing. The bridge revolves on weekends.