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WIN a Darling Harbour vacay

How hectic have the last few months been? After all that stress, we reckon you and your family deserve to treat yourself to something special these school holidays.

To help you unwind, NSW is giving away three incredible school holiday prizes, including:



To enter, all you have to do is share your favourite Darling Harbour memory on Instagram before Sunday 19 July - don’t forget to hashtag #MemoriesOfJoy and tag @DarlingHarbour. The three favourite memories will be chosen.


Novotel Sydney Darling Square

The Novotel Sydney Darling Square is a luxury hotel right in the heart of the action in Sydney’s newest and most vibrant entertainment precinct. From here, you can walk everywhere in Darling Harbour in minutes, including the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, the waterfront and some of Sydney’s best restaurants, bars and cafes. 


Included in the luxury staycation package are:

  • 2 nights accommodation for a family of four in a Deluxe interconnecting room.
  • $50 to spend on food and drinks at the hotel.
  • Bottle of wine on arrival.
  • Late check out at 12 noon.
  • Complimentary car parking at Wilson Parking Darling Square 100m from hotel.
  • 4 x tickets to the Chinese Garden of Friendship.

This is the perfect place to explore everything that Sydney has to offer, or to hide away in your plush king size bed and order room service. The choice is all yours.


Merlin Family Pass

The Merlin Family Pass gives you and your family access to three of Sydney’s most exciting family attractions. 


SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of Australia’s best aquariums, teeming with over 13,000 aquatic animals from gigantic sharks and dugongs to waddly penguins and tiny turtles. You’ll even find the world’s biggest Great Barrier Reef exhibit here including a colourful coral garden and an interactive bioluminescence display. 


WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is the home of Australia’s big five animals - kangaroos, wombats, platypus, crocs and koalas. This is your chance to get closer than you ever have to all of the beautiful wildlife Australia has to offer.


Madame Tussauds Darling Harbour is one of the world’s premier wax museums, featuring models of all your favourite celebrities and historical figures. That includes the Queen of England, Chris Hemsworth, Spider Man and more. 


Kingpin Bowling

A visit to Kingpin Bowling in Harbourside may just be the most fun you can have in Darling Harbour. This massive playground for kids and kidults features a 20 lane bowling alley, a massive laser tag arena, a games arcade, pool and table tennis tables and a restaurant/bar.


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Published: 8 July 2020

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