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Novotel Sydney Darling Square
17 Little Pier Street
Darling Harbour NSW 2000

Novotel Sydney Parramatta

Things to Do in Darling Harbour

If you're looking for your next Sydney adventure, Novotel Sydney Darling Square is amongst all the action. Explore all the attractions of Darling Harbour at the doorstep of our hotel.

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  • Sightseeing
  • Culture
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  • Entertainment
  • Darling Square

    Filled to the brim with enticing eateries, lively bars and the best in fashion and retail, Darling Square is Sydney’s newest precinct, and a must-see on any traveller’s to do list. As one of the city’s most connected and walkable places, Darling Square makes it easy to eat, play and…
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    Darling Square

  • Chinese Garden of Friendship

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney's CBD in the secluded and serene Chinese Gardens. Our neighbouring garde recreates the philosophy and harmony of a traditional Chinese garden with lakes, exotic plants, pavilions and hidden pathways.…
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    Chinese Garden of Friendship

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

    Experience the iconic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s brand new exhibit – Day and Night on the Reef. Set entirely on the reef as it transitions through night and day, life on the reef is recreated for guests…
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    SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

  • WILD LIFE SYDNEY ZOO

    Discover the best of Australia at Wild Life Sydney Zoo – the home of the Aussie big five! Step into an animal adventure and meet your favourite iconic Australian animals – meet cute Koalas in Gum Tree Valley or have your photo taken with them at Koala Encounters. Head to Wallaby Cliffs…
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    WILD LIFE SYDNEY ZOO

  • Capitol Theatre

    Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre located just 7 minutes walk from Novotel Sydney Darling Square. 

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    Capitol Theatre

  • Powerhouse Museum

    Powerhouse Museum offers a unique attraction for Applied Arts and Sciences. With numerous exhibitions unique to the venue and free entry to kids under 16, MAAS is the perfect destination for an education and fun adventure with the family. Click here to see what's on.
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    Powerhouse Museum

  • State Theatre

    Located 15 mins walk from the hotel, the State Theatre is home to iconic preformances from comedians, bands, musicians, shows, music, dance & plays. 

    Explore what's on in the State Theatre here

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    State Theatre

  • Sydney Fish Market

    Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Sydney Fish Market, an authentic, working fish market located on the harbour in Blackwattle Bay, Pyrmont - just a short distance light rail ride from our hotel. Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere featuring…
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    Sydney Fish Market

  • Taronga Zoo

    Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre located just 7 minutes walk from Novotel Sydney Darling Square. 

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    Taronga Zoo

Darling Square

Filled to the brim with enticing eateries, lively bars and the best in fashion and retail, Darling Square is Sydney’s newest precinct, and a must-see on any traveller’s to do list. As one of the city’s most connected and walkable places, Darling Square makes it easy to eat, play and explore in Sydney, experiencing everything this spectacular city has to offer.

Read more on what's on in Darling Square

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney's CBD in the secluded and serene Chinese Gardens. 

Our neighbouring garde recreates the philosophy and harmony of a traditional Chinese garden with lakes, exotic plants, pavilions and hidden pathways. Be careful when you discover Darling Harbour’s secret garden—this is a little slice of serenity you may never want to leave. 

Click here for more information. 

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Experience the iconic wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s brand new exhibit – Day and Night on the Reef. Set entirely on the reef as it transitions through night and day, life on the reef is recreated for guests to encounter & experience, across 24 hours of the day. The new exhibit uses state of the art technology to deliver a totally unique, interactive experience. It is the largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the world, home to more than 500 colourful creatures.

Come on a journey of amazing discovery through SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium’s unique freshwater and marine aquatic environments, and discover an incredible 13,000 animals from 700 different species.

Explore beautifully themed habitats including, Dugong Island where the aquarium’s cheekiest character Pig the Dugong lives, Discovery Kids Rockpool, Sydney Harbour and Shark Alley home to awesome three-metre sharks and huge smooth rays.

Don’t forget to hop-aboard the world-first ride-through experience that transports explorers through the sub-Antarctic to meet spectacular King and adorable Gentoo penguins in Penguin Expedition.

Along your journey you’ll encounter some of the world’s most incredible animals and immerse yourself in an underwater paradise through state of the art experiences including the new Turtle Beach, an interactive show that allows you to follow a nesting turtle on an indoor beach and help to guide baby hatchlings safely into the sea.

Book online and save.

https://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/

WILD LIFE SYDNEY ZOO

Discover the best of Australia at Wild Life Sydney Zoo – the home of the Aussie big five!

Step into an animal adventure and meet your favourite iconic Australian animals – meet cute Koalas in Gum Tree Valley or have your photo taken with them at Koala Encounters. Head to Wallaby Cliffs to interact with Ringo the wombat and then hop to Kangaroo Walk-About to walk amongst the Kangaroos. The Platypus Pools are where you’ll find Jackie & Zoey, our resident platypus pals, before entering the daring world of Kakadu Gorge where you’ll come eye to eye with a huge Saltwater Crocodile, and much more!

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo features interactive displays, inspiring and entertaining daily keeper talks, and enhanced walk-through habitats including Koala Encounters, The Outback and Butterfly Tropics. With a huge range of unique and legendary Australian animals, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is a great Australian animal adventure. Located in the heart of the city, at Aquarium Wharf, Darling Harbour, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is open daily from 10am, and the last admission is at 4pm.

Book online and save at wildlifesydney.com.au.

Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre located just 7 minutes walk from Novotel Sydney Darling Square. 

Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum offers a unique attraction for Applied Arts and Sciences. 

With numerous exhibitions unique to the venue and free entry to kids under 16, MAAS is the perfect destination for an education and fun adventure with the family. 

Click here to see what's on. 

State Theatre

Located 15 mins walk from the hotel, the State Theatre is home to iconic preformances from comedians, bands, musicians, shows, music, dance & plays. 

Explore what's on in the State Theatre here

Sydney Fish Market

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Sydney Fish Market, an authentic, working fish market located on the harbour in Blackwattle Bay, Pyrmont - just a short distance light rail ride from our hotel.

Sydney Fish Market is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere featuring a range of seafood and fresh produce retailers, cafés and restaurants, a wholesale auction, working wharf and Sydney Seafood School.

Seafood lovers will be spoilt for choice with six seafood retailers offering an array of fresh seafood from Aussie favourites like Prawns, Oysters, Rocklobster and Barramundi to harder-to-find delicacies such as Sea Urchin, Marron, Spanner Crab and Scampi. With well over 100 species available every day, there is always something new for enthusiastic cooks to discover.

The seafood offering at Sydney Fish Market is complemented by a range of specialist retailers including a butcher, greengrocer, bakery, deli, gift store and more making it a one-stop destination for premium produce.

Sydney Fish Market’s retailers are open every day of the year (except Christmas Day) from 7am until 4pm.

https://www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au/

Taronga Zoo

Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre located just 7 minutes walk from Novotel Sydney Darling Square.