In the 19th century Darling Harbor was largest seaport of the Australia. Its first wharf was constructed in 1811 as well as the port done well until the end of Second World War. After then the Botany Bay had become main port of the Sydney.
The Darling Harbor can be easily reachable.It is just a walking distance from Queen Victoria Building and Town Hall of the Sydney. The monorail has numerous stops in the area and which connects Darling Harbor with CBD of Sydney.
The once industrial region is now a pedestrianized sector with lots of attractions, hotels and restaurants. One of the most well-liked attractions in the region is the Sydney Aquarium. The aquarium is the home to largest variety of marine animals of Australia which is boasts a 475ft (145 meter) underwater channel from where you can see sting-rays, sharks as well as other fish up close.
The Darling Harbor is also home to the Star City which is a hotel-casino, Sydney Convention Center, HarbourSide which is a complex of restaurants, cafes and shops, a stunning Chinese Garden and an IMAX theatre. A new addition is the Cockle Bay Wharf, is entertainment zone which is developed in year 1998.
There are also some well known museums in Darling Harbor: the Motor World Museum, the National Maritime Museum and much more. The National Maritime Museum is devoted to Maritime history of Australia. There are a number of temporary and permanent exhibitions covering topics such as the immigration waves, the arrival of the First Fleet, sea trade and indigenous seamanship. There are some vessels at the Maritime museum; the main is the Vampire, a destroyer constructed in year 1952.
The Motor World Museum and Gallery has collection of near 200 motorcycles and cars, which is ranging from the Vauxhalls to a Delorean and a Model-T BP tanker.
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