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If you think you know all there is to know about Sydney, think again! Nestled among the icons, usually beaches, harbour views and world-class dining experiences, there awaits a wealth of must-do secrets and surprises.Some require serious digging - others are hidden in plain sight. Our team of creative Concierge have found them all for you to see. We have put together an insiders guide to sensational Sydney. Read on for our picks of the city's best kept secrets; each with its own story to tell and conveniently located within the vicinity of PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Explore our local Darling Harbour precint on foot and download a Darling Harbour map.

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Messina - The Star

A favourite with the locals - this gelato brand is often said to be the best in town. Located within The Star Casino

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I'm free walking tours

Started by architectural graduates, this tour is popular with locals and tourists alike. Join a tour daily at 10:00am or 2:00pm beginning at Town Hall.

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Affectionately known as the ‘brown paper bag’ this is the first building in Sydney from architect Frank Gehry.

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Sail on America's Yacht

With a harbour like ours, there is no way this experience should be missed. Hop on board and learn the ropes or simply sit back and soak in the magnificent views.

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The Barber Shop

A barber shop during the day and cool bar at night. This small bar attracts a diverse crowd specialising in gin and cocktails.

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Darling Quarter Playground

Just a short stroll from our hotel this playground will make for a great day out with your kids.

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Barangaroo Reserve

Experience Sydney's newest Harbourside park, located steps away from the Harbour Bridge.

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Chinese Garden of Friendship

A secret garden nestled in the bustling city featuring waterfalls, exotic plants and hidden pathways.

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Sydney Fish Market

Located on Sydney's Blackwattle Bay, Sydney Fish Market is the third largest in the world.

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