Stay in Darling Harbour to enjoy the best of Sydney
The city’s top things to do are just steps from the Radisson hotel, located in the heart of Sydney’s central business district (CBD). Walk to family-friendly attractions in Darling Harbour and Cockle Bay Wharf, and then make your way downtown to picnic in Hyde Park. World-renowned for destinations like the Sydney Opera House, the city also boasts unique cultural opportunities. Explore the bustling streets of Chinatown and the beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship. The Radisson is also just a few blocks east of the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) and 10 minutes south of the city’s tallest structure, Sydney Tower.
- Darling Quarter (0.2 km)
Darling Quarter features a playground where kids can slide, swing and splash, as well as attractions for adults like a wine bar.
Phone: + 61-2-8267-8200
- The Sydney Tower Eye (1 km)
Standing nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower, Sydney’s tallest structure offers spectacular views of the city and the coast.
- Sydney Harbour Bridge and Pylon Lookout (2.7 km)
Built in 1932, “The Coathanger” is the longest single-span bridge in the world. Experience its impressive height through a BridgeClimb, or ascend 200 stairs to the top of Pylon Lookout.
Parks and gardens:
- Chinese Garden of Friendship (0.2 km)
Take a tranquil walk down the pristine pathways of this exquisite garden with trickling waterfalls, sparkling lakes, budding plants and a Chinese teahouse.
Phone: + 61-2-9240-8888
- Hyde Park (0.8 km)
Visit Australia’s oldest park and discover historical places like the ANZAC War Memorial, Archibald Fountain and the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. You can step next door to see the famous Australian Museum.
Phone: + 61-2-9265-9333
- The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (2.3 km)
Explore the incredible beauty of Australia’s oldest botanic garden at Farm Cove in Sydney Harbour. Stroll through a rose garden, a fernery and much more. The garden is also home to kid-friendly attractions like the Choo Choo Express.
Phone: + 61-2-9231-8111
- Chinatown (0.3 km)
Celebrate Chinese culture Down Under when you experience Chinatown’s restaurants, shops and festivals, like the Chinese New Year celebration in February.
Phone: + 61-2-9281-9051
- Darling Harbour (0.5 km)
Fireworks, festivals, retailers, restaurants, live music, museums—you can find all these and more at Darling Harbour. You can also choose a more coastal adventure by climbing aboard a sailboat, water taxi or cruise vessel.
Phone: + 61-2-9240-8500
- Cockle Bay Wharf (0.8 km)
Fashionable crowds flock to Cockle Bay Wharf for shopping, dining, dancing and more. Come find out why this bayfront entertainment district is one of the hippest scenes in the city.
Phone: + 61-2-9264-4755
- The Rocks (2.1 km)
Whether you’re browsing The Rocks Markets, Cadman's Cottage or the Aboriginal art in one of the galleries, you’re sure to find a wealth of entertainment and information in this historic district that dates to the 1800s.
Phone: + 61-2-9240-8500
- ICC Sydney (0.8 km)
Featuring everything from trade shows and sports competitions to concerts and comedy shows, this modern complex is Australia’s first fully integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment centre.
Phone: + 61-2-9215-7100
- Capitol Theatre (1 km)
Escape reality and see your favourite fairy tales, musicals and long-time classics come to life at this historic theatre.
Phone: + 61-2-9320-5000
- Sydney Opera House (2.8 km)
Possibly Sydney’s most famous feature, this iconic opera house features five performance venues, including a concert hall, an opera theatre and three dramatic arts spaces. Concerts and festivals also take place outside in the courtyard area.
Phone: + 61-2-9250-7111