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NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS IN DARLING HARBOUR

Near the city centre and in beautiful Darling Harbour, Novotel & Ibis Sydney on Darling Harbour are perfectly location if you’re looking for fun activities and attractions. Take a break from our views of the Sydney city skyline and experience some of the local variety of things to do. Whether you’re looking to experience the tranquillity of a garden, the wildlife of an aquarium or the excitement of a casino, we know where to go.

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour

International Convention Centre

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Australian National Maritime Museum

Powerhouse Museum

Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Madame Tussauds Sydney

Harbourside Shopping Centre

ICC Sydney near Novotel Darling Harbour

International Convention Centre

Location, location, location is key and our hotel is adjacent to Asia Pacific’s premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct, International Convention Centre Sydney, providing unique accommodation and event options, within walking distance of shopping, dining and most points within Sydney’s Central Business District.

Sydney harbor bridge near Novotel Darling Harbour

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore.

Sydney harbor near Novotel Darling Harbour

Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) is a federally operated maritime museum in Darling Harbour, Sydney. After considering the idea of establishing a maritime museum, the federal government announced that a national maritime museum would be constructed at Darling Harbour, tied into the New South Wales State government's redevelopment of the area for the Australian bicentenary. The museum building was designed by Philip Cox, and although an opening date of 1988 was initially set, construction delays, cost overruns, and disagreements between the state and federal governments over funding responsibility pushed the opening back to 1991.

Powerhouse Museum

The Powerhouse Museum is the major branch of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney, the other being the historic Sydney Observatory. Although often described as a science museum, the Powerhouse has a diverse collection encompassing all sorts of technology including decorative arts, science, communication, transport, costume, furniture, media, computer technology, space technology and steam engines.

Sydney Sea Life Aquarium

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (formerly Sydney Aquarium) contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 700 species comprising more than 13,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia's water habitats. Additionally, the aquarium features 14 themed zones including Jurassic Seas, Discovery Rockpool, Shark Walk, and the world’s largest Great Barrier Reef display. Along the way, visitors encounter animals unique to each habitat, including two of only five dugongs on display in the world, sharks, stingrays, penguins and tropical fish, among others.

Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Wild Life Sydney Zoo (formerly Sydney Wildlife World) is a wildlife park in the heart of the city of Sydney, Australia. Officially opened in September 2006, it is located on the city side of the Darling Harbour leisure and retail precinct, next to Sydney Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Sydney.

Madame Tussauds Sydney

200 YEARS OF EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY: Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity.

Harbourside Shopping Centre

Harbourside offers a unique dining, shopping and entertainment experience in the heart of Darling Harbour, just a 5 minute walk from the Sydney CBD. With over 100 specialty stores, including over 25 restaurants, bars and cafes, and five state-of-the-art entertainment venues.