Getting here

There’s really nowhere in the world quite like Darling Harbour, right in Sydney's CBD and enjoying the spectacular and sparkling waterfront.
Getting here
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Train, bus, bike, boat, car, rail or foot: there are lots of ways to get to Darling Harbour. It’s leaving that’s hard! Be sure to leave your vehicle in one of the secured car parks, and allow extra time for major events - they’re frequent in Darling Harbour.
For buses travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth, Castlereagh, George or York streets, alight at Market, Park, Druitt, Bathurst or Liverpool streets.

If you walk down Market Street you will enter Darling Harbour close to Pyrmont Bridge, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Cockle Bay Wharf.

If you walk down Park and Druitt streets you will enter Darling Harbour close to Cockle Bay Wharf, the IMAX Theatre complex and Sydney Visitor Centre.

The Bathurst Street entrance into Darling Harbour takes you to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and Sydney Visitor Centre.

The Liverpool Street entrance into Darling Harbour is adjacent to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and the Chinese Garden of Friendship.
Catch a ferry to Darling Harbour from Circular Quay and alight at Barangaroo Wharf, or Pyrmont Bay Wharf.

If you alight at Barangaroo Wharf, you'll be close to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Cockle Bay and King Street Wharf.

If you alight at Pyrmont Bay Wharf, you'll be close to the Australian National Maritime Museum and Harbourside Shopping Centre.

 
The Inner West Light Rail travels between Central Station in the CBD and Dulwich Hill in the Inner West and has a number of stops in Darling Harbour.

Alight at the Paddy's Market stop the Powerhouse Museum and the Chinese Garden.

Alight at Exhibition stop for Tumbalong Park and the ICC Sydney Exhibition halls.

Alight at Convention stop for the ICC Sydney Convention Centre and Harbourside Shopping Centre.

Alight at the Pyrmont Bay stop for the Australian National Maritime Museum and Pyrmont Bay Park.
Pyrmont Bridge is a shared path used by pedestrians and cyclists, providing a scenic gateway to Darling Harbour—from Sydney’s CBD to the east, and inner city to the west.

On Pyrmont Bridge, as on all shared paths, cyclists are required to give way to pedestrians at all times, even if that means coming to a complete stop. The speed limit on the bridge for cyclists is 10km/h.

Darling Drive is now also open as a shared path, allowing cyclists to access Darling Harbour, Darling Square, Pyrmont and Ultimo.

There are 50 bicycle racks located at the ICC Sydney and 40 bicycle racks at Darling Quarter that are available for public use.

The Place Management Division of Property NSW is working closely with transport agencies, the City of Sydney and other interested groups to ensure the harmonious flow of traffic between cyclists and pedestrians along this busy thoroughfare. Please adhere to the signs along Pyrmont Bridge and be mindful of Shared Path etiquette.
Take the train to Town Hall Station and exit south into Bathurst Street. A short downhill walk on Bathurst Street will take you directly to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and the Sydney Visitor Centre.

Take the train to Central Station. Follow the signs to the South Concourse and UTS via the Devonshire Street Tunnel. Go west to George Street, cross beneath George Street, and take the Ultimo Pedestrian Network. Take The Goods Line to its northern end, at Macarthur Street. Turn right and cross Darling Drive onto Hay Street. Turn left into Darling Harbour where Hay Street meets Quay Street.
For Taxi travelling through the CBD along Elizabeth, Castlereagh, George or York streets, alight at Market, Park, Druitt, Bathurst or Liverpool streets.

If you walk down Market Street you will enter Darling Harbour close to Pyrmont Bridge, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Cockle Bay Wharf.

If you walk down Park and Druitt streets you will enter Darling Harbour close to Cockle Bay Wharf, the IMAX Theatre complex and Sydney Visitor Centre.

The Bathurst Street entrance into Darling Harbour takes you to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and Sydney Visitor Centre.

The Liverpool Street entrance into Darling Harbour is adjacent to Darling Quarter, Tumbalong Park and the Chinese Garden of Friendship.
There are a number of secure car parks conveniently located in and around Darling Harbour.

Want convenient and cheap parking? Try booking a car park in advance and look out for special ‘early bird’, evening and weekend parking rates.

Remember to plan your route in advance!
There are a number of secure car parks conveniently located in and around Darling Harbour—right next door, or within 250 metres’ walk.

Want cheap parking? Look out for special ‘early bird’, evening and weekend parking rates offered at many of the car parks in and around Darling Harbour.

Want cheap petrol? Check out the free FuelCheck app. Search for fuel by price, location, fuel type and even brand, making it quicker and easier than ever to find the best deal on fuel, wherever you are in NSW.

CAR PARKS

Harbourside Car Park
ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre Car Park 
ICC Sydney Theatre Car Park
Secure Parking, 1 Dixon Street
Secure Parking, 320 Harris Street
Secure Parking, 186 Sussex Street
The Star car park
Wilson Parking, CitiPark
Wilson Parking, Darling Park
Wilson Parking, Darling Quarter
Wilson Parking, Market City
Wilson Parking, Jones Bay Wharf

Why not book in advance? It pays to plan ahead and allow plenty of time, especially for the big events. Most car parks offer a booking service online or through an app—remember to look for this when you visit the parking sites listed below.

Grab a Water Taxi to Darling Harbour. Aussie Water Taxi’s departing from The Rocks, Circular Quay, The Opera House, Luna Park.

One way fare to Darling Harbour:
$15 per adult (minimum 2 pax)
$10 per child

Return fare to and from Darling Harbour:
$25 per adult (minimum 2 pax)
$15 per child

One way fare for groups of 10 or more:
$10 per person

Where to grab a water cab in Darling Harbour?
Cockle Bay Marina, Harbour Side steps, Harbour Side Jetty, Convention Jetty, King St wharf 6 through 9, Aquarium Wharf and Pier 26

Aussie Water Taxis
(02) 9211 7730

Book a berth and sail your own boat into the Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour before enjoying everything that is on offer in the precinct, then sailing out again!

Book online or call (02) 9211 5227.

Note that no petrol boats are allowed at the Marina during fireworks displays and that the Marina is closed on New Year's Eve, 31 December, and on Australia Day, 26 January.

Accessibility 

Access to Darling Harbour is mostly level from surrounding streets. Lifts at both ends of Pyrmont Bridge link the Sydney CBD with Ultimo.

The Goods Line provides an accessible east-west connection between the city and Ultimo via Mary Ann Street and Darling Drive at Macarthur Street. While connections onto and across The Goods Line are accessible at both streets, unfortunately the grade of Macarthur Street itself is too steep to be considered accessible. The Goods Line provides a new accessible north-south connection from the southern side of Ultimo Road, across the rail bridge to Darling Drive, near the end of Macarthur Street.

The lift adjacent to Home Nightclub links Darling Harbour with Druitt Street, with further lifts at Darling Quarter linking with Bathurst Street and at the Convention Centre linking with Ultimo.

The wheelchair accessible bus route 389 operates between Bridge Street, Circular Quay and Pyrmont, making several stops around the edge of Darling Harbour. 

The ferry wharves at Circular Quay and Darling Harbour are both fully accessible.

All Light Rail stations have either ramp or lift access with two stations situated in the precinct.

Darling Harbour’s car parks provide accessible parking spaces and level access to the street.

An electric wheelchair recharge station is situated along the wall on Tumbalong Boulevard at Palm Grove.  

Maps

Darling Harbour maps will help you locate major attractions, accommodation and places of interest.

Download the Darling Harbour Map

This map provides information on attractions, museums, parks and gardens within Darling Harbour. The map also indicates the locations of parking stations, services (including public toilets and ATMs) and accommodation and transport options.