Sydney’s escape

Imagine a place that’s always open, always pleased to see you, and always looking for new, bigger and better ways to have fun. Darling Harbour is that place.

But take a minute to wonder what came before the playgrounds and pedestrian boulevards, water taxis and whale-watching boats, bowling alleys and bars, shops and restaurants. How did Darling Harbour come to life, how has it developed, and who and what were here before it? From the Indigenous Gadigal people, the original inhabitants of Sydney Cove, through a time of great industry, to today... Darling Harbour has a thousand stories to tell.

History and heritage

Discover Darling Harbour’s history from pre-European settlement and a time of great industry to the big personality you meet today... More info

Pyrmont Bridge

The amazing story of Darling Harbour’s Pyrmont Bridge... More info