Things To Do In Darling Harbour During Winter

While the weather may be starting to cool and the days are getting shorter, there are still plenty of things to see and do around Darling Harbour, Sydney. Regardless of whether you’ve only got a few hours to spare or have a few days to see the sights, you’ll find a huge range of attractions to keep you entertained this winter.

Things to do in Darling Harbour in Winter

Underwater Adventures

Trade the gloomy winter weather outdoors for some time underwater at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. As you make your way through the aquarium’s themed zones, you’ll encounter sharks, stingrays, dugongs and all manner of tropical and native fish. Home to more than 700 different species, you’ll be sure to discover something new with every visit!

Things to do in Darling Harbour During Winter: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Sydney,  Australia.
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Merlin Entertainment Group.

Wining and Dining

Throughout the Darling Harbour precinct are a great range of restaurants, cafes and bars that bring the best of international cuisine direct to Sydney’s doorstep. Whether you’ve got a craving for delectable seafood at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant, classic Chinese dishes at The Star, Italian flavours at Criniti’s or even a fruity cocktail, Darling Harbour’s Food and wine in Sydney scene boasts plenty of choices to keep your taste buds content this winter.

Step Back in Time

If you’re looking for an experience that’s a little ordinary, head to the Australian Maritime Museum and learn about Australia’s long running relationship with the sea. Home to exhibitions ranging from Australia’s first settlers to war ships and the involvement of the water in leisurely pastimes, the museum offers a fascinating experience. Be sure to buy a ‘big ticket’ to gain access to the ships and submarine moored outside the museum.

Things to do in Darling Harbour During Winter: Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney
The Australian Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Philip Quirk; Destination NSW

Bright Lights

While it’s set to run for just over a week, between the 22nd of May and the 8th of June, Vivid Sydney is set to well and truly brighten Darling Harbour. Not only will you find heritage vessels illuminated and images projected onto the roof of the Australian Maritime Museum, but you’ll also be able to witness an incredible light and sound display staged in the middle of the harbour. Comprised of water jets, dancing flames, rainbow lasers and a soundtrack devised by The Presets, Darling Harbour’s showstopping light display definitely shouldn’t be missed.

Spend Time Among the Rich and Famous

For the mere price of admission, you’ll be able to spend the day rubbing shoulders with movie stars, the rich and the famous at Madame Tussauds. While they may be made from wax, the attraction’s incredibly life-like models will leave your friends and family none the wiser when you share the photos from your day out. Spend some time staring into Ryan Gosling’s eyes, take up your rightful spot on Oprah’s couch or join Audrey Hepburn for breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Things to do in Darling Harbour During Winter: Madam Tussauds, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
Madame Tussauds, Darling Harbour. Image Credit: Merlin Entertainment Group.

With so much to see and do around Darling Harbour this winter, why not book your Flights to Sydney now? Remember to choose from Sydney’s huge range of comfy Sydney accommodation and make your stay in the New South Wales capital unforgettable!

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