The Playground | Darling Quarter

Water Squirts at Darling Quarter
Water Squirts at Darling Quarter

If you ever find yourself having to go into the city with your kids, The Playground, Darling Quarter should be added to your list of places to visit.

The Playground

The playground itself is quite large with many things for the kids to do. Here is a list of some of the play equipment you’ll find in the playground. We didn’t get to explore the whole thing but their website mentions a flying fox, a low ropes course and more.

2 different sets of swings.

One for the younger ones and one for older kids. The one for older kids has 4 swings and the younger one has 2.

The Big Slide.

The Big Slide is the largest slide in the Darling Quarter playground. It is over 3 metres high with a length of 8 metres.

A Sandpit with Sand Diggers

The sandpit is quite large and contains 2 sand diggers. It is conveniently placed right next to the water play.

Water Play which consists of

  • A water pump station
  • A water scoop
  • A water screw
  • Water Squirts


Food and Drinks

In the middle of the playground, there is a small cafe. Just outside the playground there are many restaurants. McDonald’s happens to be situated very close to the area.

Other Activities

Right near the playground there are 3 different types of rides. A pirate ship, tea cups and a carousel. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth.


Within the Playground, there are water taps and soap for the kids to wash their hands after playing. This is super convenient especially if you plan on eating after.
The bathroom can be found at a short walk towards Darling Harbour. There are also plenty of toilets within the Harbourside shopping centre.

Around Darling Harbour

There’s plenty to do around Darling Harbour. You can go shopping at Harbourside as well as eat at one of the Harbourside restaurants. There’s also plenty of restaurants found on the Cockle Bay Wharf side as well as Darling Quarter and King Street Wharf.
You’ll find the Sydney Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney, Madame Tussauds at the end of Cockle Bay Wharf and at the beginning of King Street Wharf.
The Australian National Maritime Museum is also close by, just after Harbourside Shops.

Getting There

There are various ways to get to darling harbour. We caught a bus in and caught a ferry back home. There are plenty of places to park as well. Visit the Darling Harbour website for more details.

1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000