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An urban neighbourhood, Darling Harbour is known for being family-friendly and romantic, while offering convenient options for restaurants and cafés. The neighbourhood's charm comes through with its friendly people. You can experience the local art and opera, or enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches. Darling Harbour has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Glebe.
The local museums and opera houses add a sense of refinement. Australian National Maritime Museum, Madame Tussauds Sydney, and Powerhouse Museum feature a variety of exhibits. Attractions like Sydney Lyric Theatre, IMAX Sydney, and Theatre Royal highlight the local culture. Pyrmont Bridge, Wild Life Sydney, and Tumbalong Park are some of the notable landmarks. Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney, and Luna Park will provide enjoyment for the whole family.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Bronte Beach, Tamarama Beach, and Bondi Beach are a few spots to soak up some sunshine. Chinese Garden of Friendship, Blackwattle Bay Park, and Hyde Park are some scenic spots that are popular with the locals. For retail therapy, consider Harbourside, Sydney Fish Market, and QVB, and seek out the perfect souvenir. If you're looking for something else to do, head to Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour, and King Street Wharf.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Sydney Harbour Bridge, University of Sydney, and Sydney Showground. Darling Walk, Strand Arcade, and Queen Victoria Building are other must-sees.
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Pyrmont Bay Light Rail Station, Harbourside Monorail Station, or Convention Light Rail Station. If you want to explore what's across the water, take a ferry from the port.
The closest major airport is Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), located 7.8 km (4.9 miles) from Darling Harbour.