Darling Harbour is a large recreational and pedestrian area which is situated on the western outskirts of Sydney's central business district. It is names after its famous Governor Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling, who was Governor of New South Wales from 1825 to 1831. The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center at Darling Harbour was the venue of the Summer Olympic Games 2000 and a key meeting venue of APEC Australia 2007.
The Darling Harbour area is linked to the CBD by the Sydney Monorail. A ferry wharf near Sydney Aquarium provides access to the Inner Harbour ferry service. It is home to a number of public facilities and attractions which include the Sydney Entertainment Center, Paddy's Markets, Sydney's Chinese Gardens and Tumbalong Park. The beauty of this place can be explored in a better way by renting a car.
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You can also enjoy the LG IMAX theatre which has the world's largest screen. Lying to the north of it is the Sydney Aquarium and the Sydney Wildlife World. The Sydney Aquarium is renowned for housing a large variety of (more than 650 species of) Australian aquatic life under one roof. This feature among the list of must see tourist attractions in Darling Harbour.
If you are a history buff then you must drive down to the Australian National Maritime Museum to learn about the history of the area. This museum showcases ships including the HMAS Vampire. The Powerhouse Museum has a diverse collection encompassing all sorts of technology including decorative arts, computer technology, steam engines and many more.
You can also enjoy your stay here by visiting the Star City Hotel and Casino. It is the second largest casino in Australia with two gaming floors. It is also the only legal casino in entire New South Wales. If you have more time on hand then you can also drive down to the Pyrmont Bridge. It is an old swing bridge that was previously used as a main thoroughfare into Sydney. Now it carries only the pedestrians across the harbour and the monorail.
There are cruises available from the King St Wharf and Circular Quay which are located along the harbour. The cruises offer cabaret shows and hire magicians to entertain the guests. You can even explore the streets of Darling Harbour to shop and purchase souvenirs. The Australia Rent Car offers quality cars to help you make the most of your time in Darling Harbour.