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Novotel Sydney Central
169-179 Thomas St
Sydney NSW 2000

Discover Sydney Attractions when you stay at the Novotel Sydney Central

When you stay at the Novotel Sydney Central hotel you will always find things to do and places to see in Sydney. As a culturally diverse city there are many things to visit such as the best theatres and major Australian attractions including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

No matter what time of the year you visit Sydney there is always adventure to be found. Dine in world-class restaurants, shop in the best boutiques or enjoy Sydney’s iconic beaches such as Bondi Beach.

If you are travelling to Sydney with kids, there are numerous family attractions and fun things to do in the area. Visiting Sydney with family can be an exciting experience and extremely educational. There are museums, zoos, gardens, beaches, the Sea Life Aquarium in Darling Harbour and so much sightseeing to do!

Novotel Sydney Central is located in the heart of the Sydney CBD and you will find all of these locations very accessible with Sydney’s major transport hub only minutes away. A visit to Sydney will be so much more exciting if you cross some of these popular attractions and activities off your list.

Some of our favourite Sydney attractions and activities include:

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  • Sightseeing
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  • Shopping
  • Entertainment
  • Harbour Cruises

    Cruise along Darling Harbour and sightsee breathtaking Sydney from the water. There are many cruise operators in Darling Harbour. Please feel free to check out some of these companies below for more information and schedules. 

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    Harbour Cruises

  • The Star Casino

    Located near Darling Harbour, the Star Casino is the second largest casino in Australia and one of the best nightlife venues in Darling Harbour. Dance at the newly opened Marquee Night Club or have drinks at one of the bars. Try your luck at the casino and enjoy a stunning view overlooking…
    more info

    The Star Casino

  • Lyric Theatre

    The Lyric Theatre is the host of large musical productions and events such as Singing in the Rain and Shen Yun, and it is a 20-minute walk or short light rail ride from the Novotel Sydney Central hotel.

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    Lyric Theatre

  • Capitol Theatre

    As one of the most popular theatres in Darling Harbour, Sydney, the Capitol Theatre features top Broadway Shows such as Les Miserables, CATS, The Sound of Music, and Lord of the Dance.

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    Capitol Theatre

  • Darling Quarter

    Take a short walk to enjoy the Darling Quarter, Sydney's new playground for children large and small! The new playground and restaurant are the main Sydney attractions of Darling Quarter.

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    Darling Quarter

  • Sydney Fish Market

    Sydney Fish Market’s six wet fish retailers offer Australia’s biggest variety of fresh seafood. The site also features numerous restaurants and cafés, a bakery, gourmet deli, greengrocer, bottle shop, fishing supplies store, and gift shop.

    more info

    Sydney Fish Market

  • Chinese Garden of Friendship

    Take a sightseeing tour or private stroll at leisure through the Chinese Garden of Friendship, an oasis amongst the buzz of Darling Harbour. The Chinese Garden is located near the Sydney Entertainment Centre (Known now as the Qantas Credit…
    more info

    Chinese Garden of Friendship

  • Australian National Maritime Museum

    Take a journey back in time and explore the Australian National Maritime Museum. Discover the wonders of history on your own or take guided tours and catch their ever changing exhibitions. Located on the western shore of Sydney's Darling…
    more info

    Australian National Maritime Museum

  • Powerhouse Museum

    Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum is not your traditional museum, but rather a place of discovery. Ideally suited for families, this popular family-friendly museum offers interactive experiences including school holiday workshops. 

    more info

    Powerhouse Museum

  • Imax Darling Harbour – The World's Biggest Screen

    Experience the IMAX Darling Harbour movie experience and visit the world's biggest screen! With 15,000 watts of digital surround sound, amazing images, and effects, IMAX will take you to places you…
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    Imax Darling Harbour – The World\'s Biggest Screen

  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo

    Situated on the city side of Darling Harbour, this popular family fun attraction in Sydney attracts thousands of kids and those who love animals every year. See snakes, wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, and one of the largest crocodiles in the world named Rex! 

    more info

    Wild Life Sydney Zoo

  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

    Make your visit to Sydney complete by stopping by the famous Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. As one of Sydney's top family attractions, there are over 12,000 animals to see including dugongs, turtles, penguins, sharks and platypuses.

    more info

    Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

  • Chinatown

    If you are looking for quirky shopping experiences, stop in Chinatown for some interesting food halls, noodle bars, restaurants, and shops. Chinatown, along with Hayward Market, has attracted thousands of people annually for quite some time now. At night, Chinatown becomes a vibrant…
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    Chinatown

  • Paddy's Markets

    Paddy's Markets are fantastic for shopping for a wide variety of items such as gifts, crafts, fashions, gadgets and fresh food items. With over 1,000 stalls spread out over two massive market locations, (Flemington and Haymarket), you will be able to find anything you want! These markets…
    more info

    Paddy\'s Markets

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Harbour Cruises

Cruise along Darling Harbour and sightsee breathtaking Sydney from the water. There are many cruise operators in Darling Harbour. Please feel free to check out some of these companies below for more information and schedules. 

The Star Casino

Located near Darling Harbour, the Star Casino is the second largest casino in Australia and one of the best nightlife venues in Darling Harbour. Dance at the newly opened Marquee Night Club or have drinks at one of the bars. Try your luck at the casino and enjoy a stunning view overlooking the harbour. The Star Casino is a 20-minute walk or short light rail ride from the Novotel Sydney Central hotel.

Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre is the host of large musical productions and events such as Singing in the Rain and Shen Yun, and it is a 20-minute walk or short light rail ride from the Novotel Sydney Central hotel.

Capitol Theatre

As one of the most popular theatres in Darling Harbour, Sydney, the Capitol Theatre features top Broadway Shows such as Les Miserables, CATS, The Sound of Music, and Lord of the Dance.

Darling Quarter

Take a short walk to enjoy the Darling Quarter, Sydney's new playground for children large and small! The new playground and restaurant are the main Sydney attractions of Darling Quarter.

Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market’s six wet fish retailers offer Australia’s biggest variety of fresh seafood. The site also features numerous restaurants and cafés, a bakery, gourmet deli, greengrocer, bottle shop, fishing supplies store, and gift shop.

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Take a sightseeing tour or private stroll at leisure through the Chinese Garden of Friendship, an oasis amongst the buzz of Darling Harbour. The Chinese Garden is located near the Sydney Entertainment Centre (Known now as the Qantas Credit Union Arena) and Chinatown, only a 5-minute walk from the Novotel Sydney Central hotel.

Australian National Maritime Museum

Take a journey back in time and explore the Australian National Maritime Museum. Discover the wonders of history on your own or take guided tours and catch their ever changing exhibitions. Located on the western shore of Sydney's Darling Harbour, the museum is a 10-minute walk from the Novotel Sydney Central hotel.

Powerhouse Museum

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum is not your traditional museum, but rather a place of discovery. Ideally suited for families, this popular family-friendly museum offers interactive experiences including school holiday workshops. 

Imax Darling Harbour – The World's Biggest Screen

Experience the IMAX Darling Harbour movie experience and visit the world's biggest screen! With 15,000 watts of digital surround sound, amazing images, and effects, IMAX will take you to places you have never known before!

Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Situated on the city side of Darling Harbour, this popular family fun attraction in Sydney attracts thousands of kids and those who love animals every year. See snakes, wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, and one of the largest crocodiles in the world named Rex! 

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Make your visit to Sydney complete by stopping by the famous Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. As one of Sydney's top family attractions, there are over 12,000 animals to see including dugongs, turtles, penguins, sharks and platypuses.

Chinatown

If you are looking for quirky shopping experiences, stop in Chinatown for some interesting food halls, noodle bars, restaurants, and shops. Chinatown, along with Hayward Market, has attracted thousands of people annually for quite some time now. At night, Chinatown becomes a vibrant haven for nightclub goers, late-night diners, and theatre lovers.

Paddy's Markets

Paddy's Markets are fantastic for shopping for a wide variety of items such as gifts, crafts, fashions, gadgets and fresh food items. With over 1,000 stalls spread out over two massive market locations, (Flemington and Haymarket), you will be able to find anything you want! These markets have a great history of being a major attraction in Sydney for over 150 years.