Darling Harbour Playground Upgrade

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A brand new 2,000 sqm state-of-the-art playground has just been unveiled at Darling Harbour, doubling the size of the existing playground and designed to cater for children and teenagers. Check out our Instagram Reel here.

The $10 million development is made up of two areas: the Bay, with a series of decks, ramps and bridges and the Wave, with higher-level ramps, climbing towers, and slides as well as plenty of seating and shade.


Darling Harbour is the third most visited destination in NSW – with an estimated 27 million visitors annually.

These reinvigorated spaces will improve the experience for those visitors and more than 28,000 residents in the CBD and 13,000 in Pyrmont.

You can learn more about the new Darling Harbour playground here.



This new section is a welcome addition to the already popular Darling Harbour Playground, the original section of which features:

  • amazing water play area with water pumps, streams and jets
  • water scoopers and screws and dams
  • spiders web climbing frames
  • giant ring swing and long swings
  • sandpit with sand digger
  • supernova roundabout
  • a long 21 metre flying fox
  • balance ropes
  • tunnels to explore

You’ll also find toilets, bubblers and plenty of seating around the playground.




There’s no shortage of places to grab a bite to eat in Darling Harbour, with loads of restaurant options right next to the playground (plenty of ice cream joints too ;p). Click here for more info on restaurants and eateries.



Getting There

Accessing Darling Harbour, Darling Quarter and Darling Square can be done in many ways! Whether it be by train, bus, ferry, light rail or car, here’s everything you need to know.


RDM Rating

Age range: 2-16

Coffee close by: 1

Shade sail: 1 (tree shade)

Bike/scooter track: 1

Noteworthy feature/s: 1 – water play

Can host a party (BBQ, tables, toilets): 0

Fenced: 1 safe from cars

TOTAL: 5 / 6

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