Renowned as one of Sydney’s premier tourism destinations, Darling Harbour features an everchanging array of attractions in addition to the acclaimed drawcards of the maritime museum, aquarium and Madam Tussauds.
Throughout the year, the destination comes alive with live entertainment, light shows, and festivals, and February through to March is a prime time for such events.
That means there’s no time like the present to enjoy all the culture, events and activities on offer, so here are four fresh reasons to visit Darling Harbour.
Chinese New Year
From February 17 to March 4, Darling Harbour features all the sound, colour and vibrancy of Chinese New Year Celebrations, using its prime position and proximity to Chinatown to showcase this popular cultural event.
The festivities commence with the opening ceremony Lion Dance on February 17 and continue with a lantern festival from February 23 to 25, Dragon Boat Racing on February 24 and 25, tea ceremonies and more before concluding with a closing ceremony Dragon Dance on March 4.
The Box that Changed the World
Until October 25, the National Maritime Museum is exploring the influence and impact of the humble shipping container with an open-air exhibition entitled The Box that Changed the World.
This bright and colourful display sees containers scattered like Lego boxes in the museum’s first outdoor installation and looks into how container shipping has shaped our modern world, changing how we live, work, eat, produce and shop.
Enjoy a whole new perspective of Sydney and Darling Harbour with the Star of the Show Ferris Wheel that’s currently in residence.
Located in the Harbourside Amphitheatre, the Ferris Wheel showcases simply spectacular 360-degree views until March 11, and then again from April 11 to July 22.
At over 32-metres in height, the Star of the Show Ferris Wheel claims the title of the highest continuously travelling Ferris Wheel in Australia, and is open day and night.
Just a hop, skip and jump from all the action of the Darling Harbour foreshore, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences is currently hosting a unique display.
Known as Future Park, the exhibition allows participants to immerse themselves in an interactive world of light and colour.
The museum explains guests can: “compose a symphony of light and sound with giant colourful musical balls, create a living ecosystem of animals and plants with digital graffiti, test out your building skills and design a futuristic town, try your hand at electronic hopscotch, plus so much more.”
Future Park runs until April 30.
Located on the King Street Wharf amidst the beauty and excitement of Darling Harbour, George’s Mediterranean Bar and Grill is renowned as one of Sydney’s premier eateries. Come share the hospitality for which we are renowned as we serve up harbourside dining in simply stunning surrounds.