How can one place contain so much to see and do? You'll have to rent a car in Sydney, drive to Darling Harbour and find out!
Located right in the heart of Sydney, Darling Harbour is home to a wide variety of restaurants, activities and world-class events.
Here are five of the best things to see and do in Darling Harbour.
Darling Quarter is home to an interactive light display of epic proportions. In fact, we've heard it's the largest light display in the entire world! You can not only gaze admiringly at the screen as it's illuminated with bright and beautiful colours, but also play games on it.
Are you a champion Pong player? Or would you fancy playing a round of Kangaroo Crossing against someone on the other side of the world? Well, come along to Luminous and give it a go!
2) Chinese Garden of Friendship
If you want to step away from the bustling activity of downtown Sydney for a moment without actually having to leave the city, check out the Chinese Garden of Friendship.
According to the Darling Harbour website, authentic Chinese gardens are quite uncommon outside of Asia – so, if you're a fan of exotic gardens, you can’t do much better than this!
It costs just $6 per adult to enjoy the splendour of this nature-packed paradise, which comes complete with lakes, waterfalls and beautiful plants you wouldn’t usually see outside of Asia.
3) LG IMAX Theatre
If you're having the time of your life wandering around Darling Harbour and the weather suddenly turns, don't panic. There are a number of indoor activities located nearby for you to partake of!
One of the most popular is the LG IMAX Theatre, which gives you the chance to see the latest and greatest films on the largest cinema screen in the whole wide world!
You can choose to see them in either 2D or 3D, but if you haven't experienced the amazingness of the latter option yet, we suggest you take this opportunity to give it a go! You won't regret it!
4) Madame Tussauds
This famous museum, full of incredibly life-like wax figurines of your favourite celebrities and other noteworthy personages, is also located in Darling Harbour, right next to the Sydney Aquarium.
Madame Tussauds contains more than 70 statues for you to look at, take your picture with and show to your friends and family back home.
It’s open from 9am until 8pm every day, so if you've got a gap in your holiday schedule, make sure you fill it with this weird and wonderful museum!
5) Bungalow 8
In addition to having plenty of exciting things to see and do, Darling Harbour is also home to some of the best restaurants in Sydney.
We think Bungalow 8 should get a special mention, as it's one of the classiest joints in the city and serves mouth-watering food to boot!
On Tuesday, the restaurant offers all-you-can-eat mussels for just $32.50 per person.
If you're not a fan of mussels, Bungalow 8 has a range of other meals that are sure to tempt you. The restaurant is most famous for its seafood dishes, serving classic fish and chips and more upmarket dishes such as teriyaki salmon.
So, if you've just arrived in the city, have got your rental car at the Sydney airport sorted out and have no idea what to see or where to go first, look no further than Darling Harbour!
The Sydney Visitor Centre is also located in Darling Harbour, so you can discover everything else there is to enjoy in Sydney while you're here!