Darling Quarter

Short description

Set just behind the bright lights of Tumbalong Park (Darling Harbour), Darling Quarter is a laid-back oasis of restaurants, bars and green spaces. 
 

1-25 Harbour St
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

Since opening in 2011, Darling Quarter has become one of Sydney’s most unique and welcoming public spaces with a focus on sustainability and innovation. You’re right in the centre of the city but you’ll feel like you’ve escaped the 9-5 in this little pocket of paradise.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink, outdoor seating and the largest playground in central Sydney, with engaging and interactive water play facilities.  There’s also a dedicated youth theatre, Monkey Baa Theatre Company and one of the world's largest interactive light installation, Luminous.  

During Vivid Sydney 2022, even more brilliant installations will light up Darling Quarter. It’s always a popular destination for families and home to some of the festival’s more interactive exhibits.

How to get there: Catch the train to Town Hall and it’s just a short walk down the hill to Darling Quarter. You can also catch a bus into the city and alight at Bathurst or Liverpool streets. The light rail stops at Convention and Exhibition Centre, both only a few minutes from Darling Quarter, or you can catch a ferry to Darling Harbour.

Darling Quarter Logo

 

 

This is an image of Darling Quarter in Sydney at dusk.

Light Events

Bump in the Night

In Sydney, things tend to go bump in the night. Perhaps it is a possum party in your roof, noisy bats eating your mulberries or a brush turkey flirting...

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Bump in the Night
Location: Tumbalong Park Price: Free

House of Bombay Bar

For the first time, Bombay Sapphire is partnering with VIVID Sydney to bring you the House of Bombay bar at Darling Quarter. Partnering with Vivid Sydney...

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House of Bombay Bar
Location: Darling Quarter Price: Free

Temple of Joy

Once, heading out to meet friends and dance was a normal fun part of our nightlife. Sydney was the epicentre of Australia’s rave, techno and house music...

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This is an image of the Temple of Joy installation at Vivid Sydney
Location: Darling Quarter Price: Free

Vivid House

Join us on a sensory journey as artists and musicians collaborate to create a series of 3D walk-through visual and sonic experiences. Immerse yourself...

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Vivid House
Location: Darling Quarter Price: Free

Floating World

Curated by Stephen Ferris. Be entranced by shimmering worlds that evoke the wonder of imaginary places. Here, renowned local musicians team up with...

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Floating World
Location: Darling Quarter Price: Free

Progressum

Watch sound and light play with our perceptions of time and change. As small fragments of light initially appear from the darkness, increasing and diminishing...

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Progressum
Location: Darling Quarter Price: Free

Music Events

Mi-Kaisha | Tumbalong Nights

Drawing inspiration from the strong resilient women in her community, proud Darumbal Murri and Tongan RnB artist Mi-Kaisha Masella represents an artfully...

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Mi-Kaisha
Location: Tumbalong Park Price: Free

Hot Potato Band | Tumbalong Nights

Hot Potato Band’s larger-than-life brass collective is a breath of fresh air. These festival favourites set a new bar for energetic and interactive musical...

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Hot Potato Band
Location: Tumbalong Park Price: Free