Renowned Kid-Friendly Attractions at Darling Harbour, Sydney

Darling Harbour is one of Sydney’s most popular tourist attractions, especially for families with kids. There is so much for kids to see and do at Darling Harbour that a day is just not enough!


Darling Harbour is always open, always welcoming and always offering bigger and better ways to have fun. Read on to know about a few must-visit attractions when you travel to Darling Harbour with kids.

Darling Harbour Children’s Playground

This is probably one of the best playgrounds your child has ever visited. Darling Harbour Children’s Playground offers some of the best of water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides and flying foxes in Australia. Enough to keep the tiny ones entertained for hours! The best part is that you don’t even have to pay a penny for all this fun. To satiate hunger pangs, dig into the various delicious snacks as well as healthy meals served at the Danieli Kiosk located on the edge of the park.

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Home to diverse sea creatures like sawfish, stingrays, Japanese spider crabs, and a lot more, Sydney Aquarium is certainly going to be an exciting experience for the young ones. The aquarium displays nearly 700 species across 14 themed zones. You will also spot barramundi and lungfish that hold the distinction of breathing air. Murray cod, platypus, yabbies, turtles, Sea Dragons, Pineapple Fish, octopus, moray eels and little penguins are among the other species to be seen at the aquarium.

9D Action Cinemas

Located in the Darling Drive opposite Hard Rock Café, 9D Action Cinemas brings you a thrilling multi-dimensional, movie experience that your children would simply fall in love in with. The stimulating and exciting 3D movies with surround sound, ‘active motion’ luxury seats, and dramatic effects such as rain, fog, lightning, wind, snow, touch, feel and more proves to be an overwhelming experience for kids. These movies are specially filmed for 9D to create distinctive visual effects.