In The Heart of Sydney's Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour location - Woolbrokers Hotel is situated right in the heart of Darling Harbour. Just across the road from the light rail station, everything that Sydney has to offer is at your doorstep.
|Point of Origin||Distance||Directions|
|Sydney Airport||12 kms||By Car or Taxi via General Holmes Drive/Cross City Tunnel
By Train to Central Station then Light Rail to Convention Centre Stop
From Airport Connect Shuttle Bus just outside international and domestic terminals
By Limousine service available at reasonable rates with prior booking through the hotel
|Central Station||2 kms||By Light Rail to Convention Centre Stop
By Bus 501 from Central Station to cnr of Allen and Harris Street
|Town Hall Station||2 kms||By Bus 443 from Townhall to cnr of Allen and Harris Street|
|Circular Quay||3.5 kms||By Train to Central Station then Light Rail to Convention Centre stop
By Bus 443 from Circular Quay to the cnr of Allen and Harris Street
|Convention Centre and Sydney Light Rail stops||0.1 kms||Walk straight ahead out to Murray street exit and a short walk to your left you will see the Woolbrokers across the road on the corner of Allen Street and Pyrmont Street.|
Located in Darling Harbour with all of Sydney at your doorstep, you are spoilt for choice. Within minutes you can enjoy all that the immediate locality has to offer.
Darling Harbour, just minutes from central Sydney, is one of the world’s great waterfront destinations and one of Australia’s major tourist attractions. Around the shores of Cockle Bay and as far south as Chinatown, you’ll find a wealth of attractions including museums, cruises, restaurants, shops, parks and gardens.
Darling Harbour’s main shopping complex is Harbourside. Darling Harbour is known for its diversity of dining experiences, from fine dining to cheap eats with more than 100 restaurants, cafes and takeaway outlets.
There is always something happening at Darling Harbour – street theatre along the promenades, exhibitions, displays and and music from jazz to salsa. Or you can visit any of the world-class permanent attractions such as the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World, LG IMAX theatre, Australian National Maritime Museum and the Powerhouse Museum, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Sydney Entertainment Centre and Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Don't forget the Dragon Boat Races 27-8 February.
Darling Harbour Visitors Centre can provide information on all the venues within the precinct. Located between Cockle Bay and Tumbalong Park.
Phone +61 (02) 9240 8788 or visit www.darlingharbour.com.
Harbourside Shopping Centre
With magnificent views of the city skyline, Harbourside offers a unique dining, leisure and shopping experience. You’ll discover a wonderful variety of specialty shops, great fashion, restaurants, cafes and bars with a mouth-watering array of local and international cuisines catering for everyone.
Open 7 days, retail open 10am to 9 pm.
Tel: +61 (02) 9281 3999 www.harbourside.com.au
Take a spectacular journey through the world famous Sydney Aquarium and discover the world’s largest collection of all-Australian aquatic life. Walk underwater and come face to face with fearsome sharks and marvel at the majestic giant rays. Confront our ferocious 3metre salt water crocodile, find nemo and be entertained and amazed by the playful seals, secretive platypus and adorable penguins.
Open 9am to 10pm every day.
Ph. +61 (02) 8251 7800
and buy tickets online at www.sydneyaquarium.com.au
Experience a real Australian adventure, without having travel all around Australia. Sydney Wildlife World gives you the chance to see all the different and bizarre animals of Australia in the heart of Darling Harbour. See over 6,000 animals living in their natural habitats and eco systems, where you can take a walk on the wild side with the yellow-footed rock wallabies or meet one of Australias cutest national icons, the koala. Their latest attraction is a 700kg super croc.
Ph. +61 (02) 9333 9288
book online www.sydneywildlifeworld.com.au
Be totally immersed in amazisng 3D films on the world’s biggest eight-storey-high cinema screen at the IMAX Theatre in Darling Harbour. Over a dozen different shows including "Avatar 3D"
IMAX Theatre Sydney
31 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour
Ph. +61 (02) 9281 3300 www.imax.com.au
Sydneys premier venue for exhibitions, trade shows, annual events e.g. boat show, car show, product launches and international meetings. Early February sees the annual Travel Show.
For a calendar of what's on check www.scec.com.au
Home to the stars. Sydneys venue that attracts world class international acts. Situated in Chinatown, 10 mins. walk from Darling Harbour.
Chinatown, Paddys Markets and Chinese Gardens
Every world class city has a Chinatown. Sydney is no exception. The hustle, bustle wall-to-wall restaurants and the bargain hunters paradise, Sydney’s famous Paddy’s Markets (which has been trading in one form or another since 1834). What sets Sydney apart is next door to Chinatown are the Chinese Gardens where you walk from the manic activity of Chinatown into the peace and tranquillity of the Chinese Gardens.
For information regarding opening times of the markets go to www.paddysmarkets.com.au
The Powerhouse Museum is a centre of technology, social history, sciences, aviation and all forms of land transport. Marvel at the exhibition focusing on human achievement. This month features stories from people with impaired vision, and exploring our galaxy.
Ph: +61 (02) 9217 0111 or www.powerhousemuseum.com
Australian National Maritime Museum
Records Australia's Maritime history and our need to master the ocean and overcome our island isolation. Its displays are changed frequently so many people return time and time again. Climb on board the James Craig, the 1874 square rigger, step on board HMAS Onslow, an Oberon class submarine, and also explore an Australian Navy destroyer, or a lighthouse. For much of the year the replica of Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour is also moored at the museum. December sees the opening of their new exhibition "Mythic Creatures" featuring Dargons, Unicorns, and mermaids.
Tel: +61 (02) 9298 3777 or www.anmm.gov.au
Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre
This brand new state of art $40 million facility within a unique wave-form building and is named to honor five times gold medal winning Olympic champion, Ian Thorpe. For those wanting non-aquatic exercise the complex also features a gym.
Tel: +61 (02) 9518 7220 or www.itac.org.au
For those who have spare cash, then the perfect place to visit is the Star City Casino who will entice you to part with some of it. However, Star City is much more than a Casino, and home to the Lyric Theatre where acclaimed cabaret acts are performed and sparkling shows presented ("FabFour" opens in February and "Cats" returns in May). Numerous restaurants and relaxing bars with wonderful views of the harbour can also be found. The front is currently being renovated with many new outlets due to open in 2010.
Ph: +61 (02) 9777 9000 or www.starcity.com.au
Sydney Fish Markets
Close to Darling Harbour, the markets are Sydney’s wholesale seafood auction house where visitors are welcome to view the famous dutch auction. Sydney’s finest food retailers are represented in the markets (open from 4am) and you can enjoy fresh seafood lunches (most outlets close at 4pm).
Ph: +61 (02) 9660 1611 or visit www.sydneyfishmarket.com.au
Just a short ferry ride across the harbour is arguably the zoo with the best views of any zoo in the world, home to over 2,000 different types of animals. They cater for not just casual visitors but also have curriculum-based education programs for school groups and can even arrange sleep-overs.
Ph: +61 (02) 9969 2455 or www.zoo.nsw.gov.au
Sydney Tower Skywalk
Go vertical and experience breathtaking 360 degree views and exhilarating outdoor heights of skywalk. At 250 metres (twice the height of Sydney Harbour Bridge), skywalk traverses 2 levels of walkways and overhanging platforms on top of Sydney Tower. Looking down through the glass floor is an incredible experience.
How to book:
Buy tickets online 24 hours on www.sydneyskywalk.com.au
or call Ticket Hotline +61 (02) 9333 9200
OPEN 7 DAYS - Day, dusk and night walks.
This unforgettable climb adventure takes you on a journey to the summit of the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge where you will gain the ultimate appreciation of Sydney. As you take in the sights and sounds of the city, you’ll have a commanding view of the most beautiful harbour in the world.
How to book
Ticket Hotline +61 (02) 8274 7777
Tickets online www.bridgeclimb.com
Sydney Opera House
This must see Australian icon is home to the Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Symphony, Opera Australia and the chosen venue for many touring theatre, ballet and musical productions.
The Opera House now has world heritage listing for buildings in the modern era and you can experience participation in a building which for future generations will stand alongside the ancient icon buildings of the world.
How to book
Tel. +61 (02) 9250 7250. or online at www.sydneyoperahouse.com
Tours depart daily every 30 minutes betw. 9 am and 5 pm.
Sydney first began with the establishment of the English colony in 1788 and now represents Sydney’s historic precinct. World famous area crambed with chic boutiques, historic pubs, galleries and Sunday markets, fine food all set in charming cobblestone streets.
How to book
Sydney Visitors Centre, Cnr. Argyle and Playfair Streets or www.therocks.com
Sydney Olympic Park
Home of the 2000 World Olympics set in beautiful parklands where you can visit the Stadium that hosted the best Olympics ever. 35 kms. of cycleways, walking paths with bike hire, restaurant and café facilities, and you can also dive into the Sydney Olympic Pool.
Refer to www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/tourism
Regarded as the premier provider of Surf Education, Water Safety and Surfing Programs for Schools, Early Learning Centres, Corporate and Tour Groups. Based on famous Manly beach (an easy ferry or bus ride away).
For more information see their website www.seaaustralia.com.au
Blue Mountains Trolley Tours
Catch a train to Katoomba then spend the day exploring the Blue Mountains with the hop on and hop off trolley running every hour.
For more information see their website www.trolleytours.com.au
Car Hire Sydney. Car Hire Sydney from Nova including one-way rentals from many other pick up locations nationwide.