First Time in Sydney? 5 More Must See Sites

View of Darling Harbour from Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

Turning up at the perfectly placed Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour for my first Ibis experience, I was pleasantly surprised at the friendliness of the staff, the simple rooms highlighting the beautiful views of Sydney, and of course a modern simplicity where less is more – well, Ibis Darling Harbour certainly pulled it off.

Next to a tasty Adriano Zumbo treat was a letter welcoming me to the harbour city, and it was evident that someone had read my ‘First Time in Sydney? 5 Must See Sites‘ post.

Their letter was too kind not to share, so here is an updated version of what you should do in Sydney, thanks to the fantastic staff at Ibis Darling Harbour!

Fresh Crab at Sydney Fish Market

Enjoy Sydney’s Seafood and Harbour

Visit the Fish Markets during the day for a great, fresh seafood feast
and take in Sydney’s Harbour by night at Luna Park
– Valeria, Reception

Address: Bank Street, Pyrmont
Open 8am – 4:30pm every day, except Saturday.

Sydney's Capitol Theatre

See a Show at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre

Take in a show at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre which currently has the Addam’s Family playing.”
– James, Assistant Manager

Address: 13 Campbell Street,  Haymarket
Websitewww.capitoltheatre.com.au [to keep up-to-date with the latest shows on]

Sydney Wine & Dine at Potts Point

Wine & Dine in Potts Point

Wine and dine in Sydney’s Potts Point precinct – Jimmy Liks for a wine or cocktail,
Ms G’s Restaurant for amazing Asian Fusion or Fratelli Paradiso for real authentic Italian.

– Kerstin, Rooms Division Manager

For more restaurant, bar or cafe suggestions in Potts Point, check out the Sydney Morning Herald’s story.

Sydney's Botanic Gardens

Visit the Sydney Botanical Gardens

Take a picnic lunch to the Sydney Botanical Gardens – it’s the best lunch venue and it’s free!
– Klaus, General Manager

Address: Mrs Macquaries Rd,  Sydney

Sydney Paramatta Eels

Watch an NRL Game

Watch a live game of NRL at ANZ Stadium in Sydney’s Olympic Park
and cheer on the Parramatta Eels

– Peter, Reception

Address: Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park
Websitewww.anzstadium.com.au [for the latest sporting events and concerts happening]

What would you do on a trip to Sydney?

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Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

70 Murray Street,
Darling Harbour
Pyrmont, NSW  2009


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Sweet Dreams at the ibis Sydney Darling Harbour

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I received two nights complimentary stay at Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour.
All quotes were shared by the staff and all paragraphs are my own.

Photo credits: 1/2/3/4/5

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  • Reply
    March 19, 2013 at 6:08 am

    that crab is terrifying

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      March 19, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      It’s pretty scary looking!

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    Anita Mac
    March 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Love that the list included an Eels game! Long time supporter (runs in the family!) I would be going to ANZ stadium for the game as well! Would also consider the ferry ride to Parramatta for a home game – but then I just like taking the ferry!

    Another must do – take the ferry Circular Quay – Manly. Especially nice at night to see the city lit up from the water!

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      April 1, 2013 at 3:27 am

      Oh, that’s a brilliant combination which can tick two quintessential Sydney experiences off of the ‘to do’ list. Thanks for mentioning it, Anita!

      And agree! I have the Circular Quay ferry on my previous post titled: ‘First Time in Sydney? 5 Must See Sites’ 🙂

      Thanks for sharing your local knowledge. =)

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