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Celebrating 30 years of the Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Chinese Garden of Friendship symbolises the friendship between Sydney, New South Wales and the city of Guangzhou in the province of Guandong, China (sister cities of sister states). Officially opened on January 17, 1988 in Darling Harbour as part of Sydney's Bicentennial celebrations, this ...

Discover What’s in Bloom this Spring

  The Chinese Garden of Friendship in Darling Harbour was officially opened in January 17, 1988 to mark Australia's bicentenary in 1988. Designed and built by Chinese landscape architects and gardeners, the Garden blends the principles of 'Yin-Yang', the balance of opposites yet ...

Top 5 Tips For The Final Nights of Vivid Sydney at Darling Harbour!

There are only four nights left to go, and then Vivid Sydney is done for another year. We’re sure you’ve already planned your night and jotted down all the cool light activations you want to check out, but we thought we’d share a few extra ideas to make your visit to Darling Harbour ...

Top Dining Destinations For A Vivid View!

  Vivid Sydney is a feast for the eyes, so what better way to experience it than during a feast for the belly. Whether you’re dining solo, with a partner, friends or family, the combination of Vivid views and offerings from these awesome eateries are sure to ignite the ...

Plan Your Family-Friendly Vivid Night Out!

After ten years and still going strong, Vivid Sydney is back again to illuminate the city with multimedia lightshows, music, art, talks and ideas. Right at the heart of the action, Darling Harbour is hosting all kinds of luminous events for the entire family. Think lasers and fountains, water ...

Darling Harbour Timeline Exhibition

Celebrating Darling Harbour

In celebration of 30 years of Darling Harbour we've pulled together some of the key moments from Darling Harbour's past, from the official opening on May 4 1988 to visits by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, as well as Pope John Paul II. Learn when attractions such as Sea Life Sydney ...

We’re Throwing $30 Deals For Our 30th Year!

Some people might feel uncomfortable about turning 30, but not us! On 4 May 1988, Darling Harbour was officially opened by the Queen. We’re super excited! We’ve planned an awesome family fun weekend on 5-6 May, but we’ve also organised some extra special pressies just for ...