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Holidays in Australian National Maritime Museum
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Darling Harbour which includes a marina, a city and skyline
Exhilarating oceanic adventures, replica ships and interactive displays and activities, make this a great place to discover Australia’s history on the seas.

Climb aboard real and replica ships, view memorabilia and artifacts and interact with nautical displays at the family-friendly Australian National Maritime Museum. Discover the country’s fascinating maritime history in leisure, work and defence, from pre-colonisation to the current day.

Explore the museum in a guided tour or at your own pace. The permanent and changing exhibits are both local and international in content. Find out about the nautical history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and see the beautifully painted Pukumani burial poles from the Tiwi people and Yirrkala bark paintings from Yolngu country in Arnhem Land.

Perhaps the most popular exhibit is the stunning replica of the HMB Endeavour, the ship James Cook sailed on his historic world voyage from 1768 to 1771. Step inside the dining room where a table is set for dinner and a cat sleeps curled on a chair. View the fireplace where Cook chatted with Joseph Banks, the famed botanist. Up on deck, see approximately 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) of rigging and 28 sails. This replica ship has sailed around the world twice and visited 29 countries. As a moving exhibit, HMB Endeavour is not always in dock, so you may want to check ahead before your visit. Be assured there are plenty of other ships to explore and things to do.

Understand the experience of travelling over miles of water, like the convicts in the 18th century and the refugees of the 21st century. Board the the HMAS Vampire, the largest museum vessel in Australia, which sailed troops to Vietnam in the 1960s. Discover the important role of lighthouses in keeping seafarers safe, learn about submarines, understand Australia’s love of the sea, and view photographs of Australian beach culture.

A short walk from the main entrance is the Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre. Admire an excellent collection of significant historic watercraft from across the country.

Bring a picnic lunch or pick up a bite to eat in the open-air café while enjoying the scenic views of Darling Harbour.

The museum is located on Darling Harbour and is accessible by bike, bus, ferry and light rail. Parking can be found for a fee at the Harbour side Secure Parking. The museum is open daily and admission prices are tiered.

Exhilarating oceanic adventures, replica ships and interactive displays and activities, make this a great place to discover Australia’s history on the seas.

Climb aboard real and replica ships, view memorabilia and artefacts and interact with nautical displays at the family-friendly Australian National Maritime Museum. Discover the country’s fascinating maritime history in leisure, work and defence, from pre-colonisation to the current day.

Explore the museum in a guided tour or at your own pace. The permanent and changing exhibits are both local and international in content. Find out about the nautical history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and see the beautifully painted Pukumani burial poles from the Tiwi people and Yirrkala bark paintings from Yolngu country in Arnhem Land.

Perhaps the most popular exhibit is the stunning replica of the HMB Endeavour, the ship James Cook sailed on his historic world voyage from 1768 to 1771. Step inside the dining room where a table is set for dinner and a cat sleeps curled on a chair. View the fireplace where Cook chatted with Joseph Banks, the famed botanist. Up on deck, see approximately 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) of rigging and 28 sails. This replica ship has sailed around the world twice and visited 29 countries. As a moving exhibit, HMB Endeavour is not always in dock, so you may want to check ahead before your visit. Be assured there are plenty of other ships to explore and things to do.

Understand the experience of travelling over miles of water, like the convicts in the 18th century and the refugees of the 21st century. Board the the HMAS Vampire, the largest museum vessel in Australia, which sailed troops to Vietnam in the 1960s. Discover the important role of lighthouses in keeping seafarers safe, learn about submarines, understand Australia’s love of the sea, and view photographs of Australian beach culture.

A short walk from the main entrance is the Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre. Admire an excellent collection of significant historic watercraft from across the country.

Bring a picnic lunch or pick up a bite to eat in the open-air café while enjoying the scenic views of Darling Harbour.

The museum is located on Darling Harbour and is accessible by bike, bus, ferry and light rail. Parking can be found for a fee at the Harbour side Secure Parking. The museum is open daily and admission prices are tiered.

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Hyatt Regency Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
5 out of 5
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
Free cancellation
The price is AU$229 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in Darling Harbour, this luxury hotel is steps away from Wild Life Sydney Zoo and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Sydney Tower and King Street Wharf are also ...
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"We had interconnecting rooms which was plenty of space for 3 adults and 2 kids. Lovely staff and beautiful breakfast."

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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$290 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pitt Street Mall and Sydney Tower. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Art ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (450 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel, excellent service, spectacular views, special touches that made the weekend memorable, loved our stay."

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Shangri-La Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$251 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art and Circular Quay. The Rocks Markets and ...
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"Such an amazing property. I will never get tired of staying here. The rooms are spacious and one of the biggest in Sydney and the staff are friendly and courteous. I’ll definitely be back again!"

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Shangri-La Sydney
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Rydges World Square
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4.5 out of 5
389 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$159 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
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5 out of 5
1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$290 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
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5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$251 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
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Hyatt Regency Sydney
5 out of 5
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$229 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
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The Star Grand Hotel and Residences Sydney
5 out of 5
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW
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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
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The price is AU$268 per night from 1 Jul. to 1 Jul.
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The price is AU$195 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
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Rydges Sydney Harbour
4 out of 5
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The price is AU$159 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
5 out of 5
12 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$299 per night from 20 Jun. to 20 Jun.
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