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Published February 18th 2012
Darling Quarter, Darling Harbour's Newest Entertainment Precinct

Darling Quarter Playground
The fantastic new playground at Darling Quarter attracts hundreds of families every week

Darling Quarter is the newest precinct in Darling Harbour, providing a fun day out for the whole family.

With everything from a fantastic kids playground, a good variety of restaurants, cafes and takeaway outlets, ping pong tables and a serene community green, Darling Quarter has something for everyone.

Visit Darling Quarter for a great family day out, where the little ones can play in the free playground, older kids can while away the hours with the free ping pong (byo paddles and ball), while you just sit back and relax in the comfy deck chairs.

Deck Chairs at Darling Quarter
Deck Chairs on the Community Green at Darling Quarter


Darling Quarter Community Green
Picnic mats on the Darling Quarter Community Green


Darling Quarter Ping Pong
Free Ping Pong tables at Darling Quarter - remember to byo ball and paddles.


Free Kids Playground

Darling Quarter Playground Water Pumps
The water pump play area in the Darling Quarter Playground

The Darling Quarter Kids Playground is reportedly one of the best free children's playgrounds in Australia. With water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides and a flying fox, the kids will be entertained for hours.

Not only is the playground fun, it also features a range of activities that are intended to promote learning and imagination for all ages. Check out the playground features here.

Darling Quarter Playground
The kids will love climbing on the ropes in the playground


For parents, there is a cafe located right in the playground for easy access to a good cup of coffee and a light snack to refuel while chasing the little ones around.

The playground is suitable for children of all ages, and the children should especially love playing with the many water features - so remember to take a towel.

The main problem is that the area is unfortunately not pram or wheelchair friendly.

Great Restaurants offering something for everyone

Darling Quarter has a diverse range of eateries suitable for all members of the family, including:

  • An authentic Brazillian BBQ house, Braza Churrascaria;

  • Thai food at Nok Nok, a sushi train at Umi Sushi & Udon and asian fusion at Box & Bowl;

  • A taste of the Mediterranean from Son of Tuysuz and Stacks Taverna & Bar;

  • Modern French fare from Taste and The Naked Duck;

  • Delightful desserts from Guylian, Janus, Meno Diciotto.


  • Of course, there is the fast-food giant - McDonalds - as well as several other food options.

    Darling Quarter Restaurants
    There are many cafes, restaurants and other eateries all along Darling Quarter


    How to get to Darling Quarter

    Darling Quarter is located at:

    1-25 Harbour Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000

    There are many ways to get to Darling Quarter:

    By Train: Take the train to Town Hall Station and exit towards Bathurst Street. Darling Quarter is a short downhill walk along Bathurst Street. Click here to access the train timetable.

    By Ferry: Catch a ferry to Darling Harbour and alight at King Street Wharf or Pyrmont Bay Wharf. Click here to access the ferry timetable.

    By Lightrail: The closest Lightrail station is Exhibition Station. Click here for more information on Lightrail routes.

    By Taxi: There is a taxi rank at Wheat Raod, near the IMAX Theatre and Convention Place, which is behind Harbourside.

    By Bicycle: There are several bicycle racks located around the perimeter of the Darling Quarter precinct.

    By Mini-train: The Darling Harbour Mini-train stops at all major destinations in Darling Harbour, including Darling Quarter.

    Darling Quarter Mini-train
    The kids will love riding the mini-train to Darling Quarter
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    Where: 1-25 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW
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