Suburb Profile: Darling Harbour

By life@scape
Mar 27, 2024
Darling Harbour is a great option for student living in Australia.

If you’re looking for student accommodation in Sydney Australia, it’s important to choose a suburb to live in that suits your lifestyle. Scape Darling Square and Scape Darling House are convenient to everything Sydney city has to offer, located near the world famous Darling Harbour.

Here are just a few reasons student accommodation near Darling Harbour is a great option for student living in Australia:

It’s a historic area
Darling Harbour may be a bustling precinct in Sydney CBD today but for over 7,000 years it was a quiet and idyllic area, home to the indigenous people of Australia

The suburb has actually been known by several different names – it was originally named Tumbalong by the Aboriginal people and when the First Fleet arrived it was known as Long Cove and then Cockle Bay. However, according to Visit Sydney Australia, its current name was settled in 1826 after the Governor at the time, Lieutenant-General Ralph Darling.

Darling Harbour - Wikipedia

You’re close to pretty much everything!
One of the major benefits of living in Darling Harbour is its walking distance to the CBD, including Town Hall and Wynyard stations and the suburb of Pyrmont. So you have easy access to everything the city of Sydney has to offer without worrying about public transport.

Plus some of Australia’s best universities such as the University of Sydney, University of Technology and University of New South Wales are easily accessible by train or bus from this inner city suburb.

A civic cultivation: Darling Square | Landscape Australia

There’s always plenty to do
Thanks to its great location, there are always plenty of recreational activities to do in Darling Harbour.

You can go shopping at the Harbourside Shopping Centre, view a range of marine life at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, explore the Australian National Maritime Museum and meander the winding paths in the Chinese Garden of Friendship. What better way to take a break from your studies?

Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia - Museum Review | Condé Nast Traveler

Great food is at your door step
There are literally countless eateries scattered throughout Darling Harbour, from Hurricane’s Grill to Casa Ristorante Italiano. You can also easily walk to the nearby George Street and China Town to try out the cuisine there too.

Mercure Sydney - China Town

If you’re seeking student accommodation and a city living lifestyle, Darling Harbour, is in one of the most iconic spots in Sydney. We have two properties Scape Darling House and Scape Darling Square both in close proximity to universities, eateries and public transport – what’s not to love?