Welcome To The Macleay Serviced Apartments / Hotel, Sydney
Being one of the world's best waterfront tourist destinations, each year the Darling Harbour attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. The Darling Harbour brings significant attraction to Sydney, whilst currently going under a massive transformation due to the development of the Sydney International Convention Center, which is to be completed by 2016.
Named after Lieutenant General Ralph Darling, the Governor of NSW (1825-1831), the Darling Harbour was initially a part of Sydney's commercial port. In mid 1980's, the actual port was moved elsewhere, the Darling Harbour is dedicated solely for entertainment and tourism. The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center, located inside the Darling Harbour served as one of the locations for 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Sitting at a harbour setting with a water-front, the Darling Harbour houses several must-see attractions in the city, including the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Maritime Museum, Star City Casino, Chinese Garden, Imax Theatre and the Sydney Wildlife World. There are also a number of restaurants and hotels where you can sit down for a delicious meal belonging to any culinary culture of the world. For shopaholics, there are also a number of designer department stores and budget shopping centers. If you are there at the right time, you will also get the opportunity to attend a number of national and international exhibitions, hosted at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center.
The address: Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The harbour is opened on weekdays 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM for public visit. It's closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Sitting at the Macleay St in Elizabeth Bay, the Macleay Hotel is 5.4km away from Darling Harbour. From the hotel, it's only a 10-minute drive to the Harbour Street, from where you can walk to the harbour. The hotel staff will help you grab a taxi to get to the harbour. Or else, if you are in a mood to take a walk down the street, you can also get to the harbour by foot via the William Street, which would take only 13 minutes.
Here are directions from the hotel to the Darling Harbour: