Monday, August 18, 2014

What's on at Darling Harbour ~ August 2014

what's on darling harbour august - Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour

Daily Event:
True Blue Cruises (Sydney Whale Watching)
Two level decks and a 360-degree lower viewing deck bring you as close to Sydney's migrating humpback whales as possible.
Time: 8:45am to 12:35pm and 1:30pm to 4pm
Price: From $60
Where: Departing from Cockle Bay Marina near IMAX Theatre

Daily Event:
Beautiful Whale
American articst Bryant Austin is the only photographer in the world producing life-size photographs of whales. Come eye to eye with his portraits of nature's underwater giants.
Time: 9:30am to 5pm daily
Price: Adults $15, child/concession $10
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum Darling Harbour

Daily Event:
Undersea Art Exhibition Sydney
A 5-metre tall, 15-metre long floating sea turtle has arrived inn Cockle Bay to celebrate the new Undersea Art Exhibition by BJ Price featuring at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium until 11th of September.
Giant turtle: Showing 24 hours (located southern end of Cockle Bay)
Exhibition time: 9:30am to 7pm daily
Where: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Aquarium Wharf

Sat 16, 23 and 30 August:
Harbourside Fireworks
why wait until New Year's Eve to see fireworks in Sydney when you can see them every Saturday night at Darling Harbour? It's a great way to celebrate the weekend!
Time: From 8:30pm
Price: FREE!
Where: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

Tues - Sun: 
Constructed from 557 LED lights, powered by 100% renewable energy and boasting unique interactive capabilities, Luminous is a shimmer canvas through which to explore your curiousity.
Time: From 7:30pm
Price: FREE!
Where: Darling quarter

Sat 16:
Stella Fella Black Tie Ball
Enjoy a three course dinner and canapes including drinks and live entertainment. All profits from tickets go towards The Salvation Army's Trafficking and Slavery Safe House.
Time: 6:30pm
Price: $190 per person (for table of 10 - $1750 using the promo code stellafella2014)
Where: Dockside Pavillion, Darling Harbour

For more information on any of these events, visit

Need accommodation near Darling Harbour?

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour has Darling Harbour views and is located only 10 minutes from Wynyard station. Located perfectly in the heart of the city, Metro Apartments Darling Harbour is within easy access of all major attractions such as, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, IMAX Theatre, Cockle Bay Restaurants, Maritime Museum, Chinatown - restaurants and taverns, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Powerhouse Museum and the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

We are offering this online discount: Book an accommodation package at Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour to receive 15% off. Promotion code: DarlingHarbour.
Select specials from here:

Tel: (02) 9290 9200
Address: 132-136 Sussex Street, NSW 2000

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour
Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour
It's all about the views. Imagine standing on your own private balcony with a relaxing drink and watching the sun set over Darling Harbour. Well that's exactly how you could enjoy the end to another day when you next stay with us in one of our executive apartments located on levels 4-7.

The fully serviced one bedroom loft-style apartments provide you with many of the creature comforts of home. The brand new well equipped kitchen and bathroom with laundry facillities in your room are ideal for longer stays and provide you with plenty of room to relax and enjoy your stay.

Each of the well appointed rooms also has a LCD television with free Foxtel , telephone, free WiFi and small balcony.

More info:

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fireworks in August 2014 - Darling Harbour Sydney

Fireworks in August 2014 - Darling Harbour Sydney

Fireworks in August 2014 - Darling Harbour Sydney

You don’t have to wait for big occasions like New Year’s Eve to see fireworks in Sydney. Head to Harbourside in Darling Harbour and you’ll see fireworks most Saturday nights. Why? Because it’s the weekend and it’s time to party!

With more than 24 bars and restaurants, state-of-the-art entertainment venues and magnificent waterfront views, Harbourside is a great spot for a romantic meal, entertaining the family and partying with friends. Relax, have fun and feast on your favourite food while the spectacular fireworks turn the night sky red, green, blue and all the other colours of the rainbow.

Fireworks in August 2014 - Darling Harbour Sydney

Upcoming fireworks dates:  8.30pm Saturday 16, 23 and 30 August

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2 Night Stay Package @ Apartments G60 Gladstone - Managed by Metro Hotels

Book your stay at Apartments G60 Gladstone - offering stylish and comfortable two bedroom apartments conveniently located in the heart of Gladstone. For a limited time, stay two nights or more and you'll save up to $20 per night!

Location: 55 Central Lane, Gladstone QLD 4680 Australia
Phone: 07 4972 4711
Details & to book:

About the hotel:
Apartments G60 Gladstone is located in Gladstone’s city centre, and just minutes away from local bars, restaurants, shops and the central business district.

Ideal for company relocation and long stay accommodation, these new contemporary and spacious apartments offer all the conveniences you need while away from home, including fully equipped kitchen and laundry, WIFI, large balconies and air-conditioning and a BBQ area.

Complimentary undercover car parking is also available.

Reception for the G60 Apartments is located at Metro Hotel & Apartments and 200m away at 22-24 Roseberry Street, Gladstone. Guests are also welcome to use all of the facilities at the Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone including swimming pool and Rocksalt restaurant.

Only two minutes away from Heron Island departure point and railway/bus depots, this hotel is your gateway to exploring Capricorn Coast’s Great Barrier Reef and numerous National Parks.

Visit our website for more information:

Hotel facilities:
• Brand new two bedroom apartments
• Complimentary undercover off-street car parking
• BBQ Area
• Lift

Bonus WiFi Hotel Deal @ Metro Hotel & Apartments Gladstone

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone room

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone is offering this fantastic hotel special: from $131.00 per night when you book your accommodation with us. This great price includes complimentary WiFi and car parking*.

Location: 22-24 Roseberry Street, Gladstone QLD 4680 Australia
Phone: 07 4972 4711
Details & to book:

About the hotel:
Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone is located in the heart of Gladstone. This smoke-free hotel is perfect for a short or long stays as it offers fully serviced apartments with laundry services.

Property facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, BBQ and licensed restaurant Rocksalt on site.

The one bedroom family apartment can cater up to five guests and the one bedroom apartment a maximum of four guests.

Room facilities include a separate lounge, fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, washing machine & dryer, WIFI and secure on-site parking.

Only two minutes away from Heron Island departure point and railway/bus depots, this Hotel is your gateway to exploring Capricorn Coast’s Great Barrier Reef and numerous National Parks.

Visit our website for more information:

Hotel facilities:
• 50 Newly refurbished one bedroom apartments
• RockSalt – Licensed a-la-carte Restaurant and Bar
• Restaurant for hire for small functions or weddings
• Room service
• Laundry/dry-cleaning services
• BBQ facilities and Outdoor swimming pool

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone exterior

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone exterior pool image

Metro Hotel and Apartments Gladstone swimming pool

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Latest Reviews on about Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour - August 2014

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 August 2014 by Bayholiday NEW
Girls weekend away and had a wonderful time the 1 bedroom loft apartment is spacious, clean, comfortable and had everything we required. The view is brilliant and so are the staff very helpful even carried bags down the stairs for us. The apartments are in easy walking to Darling Harbour, Paddys Markets, The Rocks & Circular Quay. Had a fantastic time!!! :)

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour loft apartment

Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour serviced apartment

Book your next stay at Metro Apartments on Darling Harbour:
Location: 132-136 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia (close to Wynyard station)
Phone: 02 9199 - 2517

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Alyangula Golf Club | Nearby Attractions | Dugong Beach Resort, Groote Eylandt

The Alyangula Golf Club is nestled amid a superb tropical island setting on the foreshore of Milner Bay within the Groote Eylandt archipeligo.
The course and clubhouse are situated on Alebuwa Road, centrally located within the township of Alyangula on the northwest side of Groote Eylandt in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The island was named by explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 and is Dutch for ‘Large Island” and is the homeland of the Anindilyakwa people.
Groote Eylandt is easily accessible from Cairns, Darwin and Gove (Nhulunbuy) with a variety of daily flights.
The Course
Alyangula Golf Club - The Course
Alyangula Golf Club – The Course

The 9 hole golf course has 18 different tee blocks and a par of 65 (ACR 62). The course is kept in excellent condition all year round thanks to dedicated greenkeepers and volunteers.

The beachfront journey commences after the first hole where local golfers are treated to marine activity in Milner Bay including dolphins, stingrays, numerous schools of large pelagic fish sizing up their prey and even the odd saltwater crocodile.
The par 3 third ‘signature hole’ has one of the largest natural sandtraps in the world and a typical Alyangula green which is surrounded by tropical coconut palms.
After the elevated tee shot over a water hazard (which flows through the entire course) on the par 3 fourth hole the course meanders through well established savannah woodlands playing host to a wide variety of bird-life, including wallabies and a few friendly frill-necked lizards.
The narrow tree-lined fairways, strategically placed bunkers, water hazards, elevated tee-blocks and naturally landscaped greens combined with a wonderful display of local marine life, flora and fauna make golfing at Alyangula a wonderful and unique golfing experience.
Golf at Alyangula Golf Club

Golf at Alyangula Golf Club
Clubhouse Facilities
  • Keno, Pokies, Austar, Pool table
  • Bar, Bistro & Dining room
  • Outdoor seating & BBQ, Playground
  • Toilets & Showers
  • Proshop for golf apparel & accessories
  • Practice Nets & Green
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Two Great Value Breakfast Options at Metro Brasserie Sydney

$18.00 Buffet Breakfast

 Coffee with Sandwich or Bagel for $10 (Burrito and Coffee $8)