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ATTRACTIONS NEAR NOVOTEL SYDNEY CENTRAL

DISCOVER EXCITING THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO SEE IN SYDNEY

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 an 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 sightseeing activities off your list.

Some of our favourite Sydney attractions and activities include:

Novotel Sydney Central

Australian National Maritime Museum

Powerhouse Museum

Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Paddy's Markets

Chinatown

Darling Harbour

Harbour Cruises

The Star Casino

Lyric Theatre

Capitol Theatre

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Sydney Fish Market

Chinese Garden of Friendship

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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.

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.

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.

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 Hay 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.

Darling Harbour

Immerse Yourself In Vibrant Festivals And Family Fun at Sydney's iconic Darling Harbour!

Only a short 10 minute walk from the hotel via The Goods Line - a straight walkng path directly connecting you to the ICC, Darling Square and Darling Harbour.

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, Muriels Wedding & Billy Elliot, and it is a 20-minute walk or short light rail ride from the Novotel Sydney Central hotel.

Capitol Theatre

Sydney's historic Capitol Theatre is only 7 minutes walk from Novotel Sydney Central and one of the most popular theatres in Darling Harbour, Sydney, featuring top Broadway Shows such as Chicago, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Frozen (2020).

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

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.