Top Hacks For Your Darling Harbour Family Day Out

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By: Serina Hajje, ellaslist

With the school holidays arriving and the amazing choice of activities, events and shows happening in Darling Harbour, it’s more than likely you’ll spend some time there with the family. But it can be tricky, especially with the new constructions on George Street, and of course parking is always an expensive challenge in the city. Find out the top hacks that will make your day at Darling Harbour stress-free and cost-efficient.

1. Best Places to Park

If you’ve got a car full of kids, take advantage of the great parking deals at all the major car parks situated around Darling Harbour.

Wilson Parking at Darling Park - right side of Sussex St. It’s one of the cheapest Wilsons Parking rates in Sydney with a charge of $5 per hour.  You can get a few dollars off if you book online.

IMAX Discounts - If you’re heading to the IMAX then you can get a flat rate for as little as $10 for a day. To see the different flat rates and how to take advantage of them go here.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Discounts - Wilsons Parking offers a discounted flat rate for families that go to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. It ranges from $13-$20 for a full day, and you can see the different access points here.

Parking in Darling Harbour

2. Best Ways To Get There By Public Transport

If public transport is your preferred option, getting here is easy on a bus, train to the city or ferry via Circular Quay. And don’t forget about Sunday Family Funday – travel every Sunday with your Opal card for just $2.50 per person.

Family Travel in Sydney Public Transport

3. Building Construction To Avoid

There’s been a lot of construction throughout the city and it can be difficult to wrap your head around it. Here are the places you should avoid. Road works will begin on the next zone of George Street, between Alfred and Grosvenor streets. There will be some traffic changes in The Rocks and the Circular Quay area. George Street will be closed to southbound traffic only from Alfred Street to Grosvenor Street from March 2016 to December 2016. A single northbound lane will be open to general traffic from Alfred Street to Grosvenor Street to allow access into The Rocks.

top hacks for your darling harbour family day out

4. Where To Get Cheap Deals To Attractions

Visit the 5 best attractions in Sydney for just $13.80 per attraction! See SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary within 30 days for just $69. You can buy this deal here.

You can also pick and choose which attractions you want to see and still get it at ridiculously cheap prices within the 30 day period. To take advantage of this awesome deal, go to the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo website and pick your preferred attractions on the right side of the website.

If you’re thinking of bowling then head to Kingpin for the Trilogy School Holiday Deals. The deal allows you to mix and match or play the same activity (bowling, laser skirmish and arcade games) for $27 per person. There’s also unlimited bowling and laser skirmish from Sunday to Wednesday from 7pm for $30 per person.

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For full information on what’s on at Darling Harbour these School Holidays visit their website