Chinese Garden of Friendship
Experience the philosophy and harmony of ancient Chinese architecture and its relationship with nature in the form of a traditional garden. Featuring waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants, pavilions and hidden pathways, the garden combines the elements of water, plants, stone and architecture. With koi carp swimming in the lakes, cool lagoons, and towering willow trees, Darling Harbour’s secret Garden is hard to resist.
Price: Adult $6, Child (under 12) $3
Hours: 9:30pm – 5pm
The perfect destination for exploring the interactive side of arts and science, Australia’s contemporary museum is ideal for your next family outing. View permanent exhibitions such as Locomotive No.1 and the science behind global warming, or more recent exhibitions such as Isabella Blow: A Fashionable Life or Engineering Excellence.
Price: Adult $15, Child (under 15) Free
Hours: 10am – 5pm
Hoyts Lux Broadway
Kill some time or indulge in the wide selection of gourmet food and extensive wine list at Hoyts Lux Broadway. This premium cinema has been redefined to provide viewers with the ultimate experience with great bonuses such as complimentary popcorn and soft drink. Relax in their luxury recliners while watching a movie from the best seat in the house.
Price: Adult $21, Child $16
Hours: 8:30am – 10pm
Find some of the best Chinese culture in Sydney at Chinatown with all the colour and excitement of an Asian marketplace. Enjoy their traditional festivals, shops, history and food from Cantonese to Malaysian, and Thai to Vietnamese. Make the short walk to see their enticing combination of restaurants, noodle bars, food halls, and shops full of bargains for yourself!
Hours: 9am – 10pm
Broadway Shopping Centre
Recognised as one of Sydney’s busiest shopping centres, Broadway Shopping Centre provides all customers with every opportunity to express their individuality and personality through their retail choices. Featuring over 140 speciality stores, you can shop ‘til you drop with crowd favourites such as Target, Apple and Nike.
Hours: Every Saturday 10am – 7pm.
Host to world class musicals, theatre, ballet, concerts, and performers, Sydney’s Capitol Theatre is one historic venue that you don’t want to miss! Enjoy a glass of bubbly pre-show in their beautiful heritage foyers or have their famous choc tops delivered right to your seat by their ice cream vendor during the interval. Grab tickets to their current show before it sells out!
Price: Tickets from $60
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Eagle Rock Adventures
Get adventurous at Eagle Rock Adventures during your stay. Enjoy adrenalin filled activities such as abseiling, canyoning, hiking, climbing and kayaking. Not for the faint hearted, you’ll discover your potential while uncovering stunning valleys, historic landscapes, and towering cliffs.
Price: From $160pp
Hours: Mon- Fri 9am – 5pm
Paddy’s Markets are centrally located with a wide variety of stalls selling food, fashion, gifts, and gadgets in a true market atmosphere. Catering to both tourists and locals, the markets claim to have over 1000 stalls that sell almost everything. Even if you’re not looking to buy, a wander around the stalls taking in the sights, sounds and smells is really worth the experience.
Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 9am – 5pm.
Australian National Maritime Museum
The Australian National Maritime Museum is Sydney’s most visible cultural institution for maritime collections, exhibitions, research, and archaeology. Their temporary and permanent exhibitions explore and represent Australia’s close links to the sea and connects audiences from both urban and regional areas across Australia. The museum covers Australia’s connection to ocean, early exploration, immigration, defence, play and identity.
Price: Adult $30, Child (4-15) $18.
Hours: 9:30am – 5pm
Take a walk around and explore one of Sydney’s most recognised Saturday Markets. Find a treasure or sample their gourmet foods while listening to their live bands and relaxing on the lawn. Glebe Markets are the ultimate place to pick up the best of recycled fashion, CDs and books.
Hours: Every Saturday 10am – 4pm