Darling Harbour, opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988 as part of Sydney`s Bicentennial Celebrations is one of Sydney`s most popular recreation spots with over 1.3 million people visiting the sunny foreshore precinct every year.

There are many things to do here including some great shopping (here you will find over 120 retail outlets at Harbourside, many of which are exclusive Harbourside retailers, selling everything from opals, flowers, leather goods, aboriginal art, handcrafted glass pieces and souvenirs), and wonderful restaurants (there are over 50 restaurants and cafes in the Harbourside complex and across the water at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour offers plenty of memorable dining experiences).

Cockle Bay is Darling Harbour`s newest addition, home to some of Sydney`s most highly awarded restaurants. The modern nautical design imbues a peaceful and open ambience conducive to outdoor and alfresco dining.

To find out the best time to visit Sydney and to speak to someone that knows the area please call Anne our Australian luxury holiday specialist: 01923 289 100