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A day trip to Darling Harbour, Sydney

Maritime Museum Photo, Sydney, Australia

Darling Harbour is a small area of Sydney Harbour, at Pyrmont, that is a popular place to head to on a great, sunny day. It has plenty of activities for people of all ages.

1/ The street performers, that occupy various corners and areas of pathways, entertain the public with acrobatics, dancing and comedy skits.

2/ On the north eastern side of Pyrmont Bridge is the Sydney Aquarium. This is home to several varieties of different fish and other water creatures. It has 2 fantastic large tanks in which you can walk within a glass topped tunnel to view the fish. One for large ocean fish and sharks and one for small fish, rays etc. The newest addition is a large tank called the Barrier Reef and houses the brightly coloured fish that can be found in the water around the Great Barrier Reef. The last time we went to The Aquarium the entrance fee was $16.

3/ On the north western side of the bridge is the Australian Maritime Musuem which is well worth a visit. You can actually board a small old Navy Ship and an old harbour boat. It has been a while since we have been there so I am unsure of the price.

4/ Darling Harbour itself, on the southern side of the bridge, has a large shopping centre full of clothing, jewery and souvenier shops, many great restuarants, bars and small fast food joints and has something to suit every budget.

5/ At the far south eastern side is an IMAX Theatre where you can view special films designed to be screened on oversized screens.

6/ Further around there is SEGA World which has simulated games, roller coaster rides and other rides and is great for the kids. You pay one price to get you through the door and you can go on all the rides. If you don't wish to go on the rides, but the others do, you can get special passes that allow you to enter and not participate.

7/ Across on the western side is the Sydney Convention Centre and the Exhibition Centre. Around from this is the Powerhouse Museum, where you can wander at your own leisure around the history of mechanical, electrical developments and other discoveries throughout the past. Some areas of this musuem are hands on and have displays where you can physically get involved and touch the items. Great for kids, small and big.

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