“Sydney’s newest precinct” (whatever that means) - DARLING QUARTER - opens in Darling Harbour tomorrow.
This new complex is all about entertainment. It’s part play-equipment, part water-feature, with some relatively unappealing restaurants and palm trees added.
Now … if we were 6 years old, Darling Quarter would be a wonderland of epic proportions. The possibilities would be endless! What a dream. We would try to stay there for 12+ hours, exploring new magical territories, climbing grand landmarks and establishing mythic kingdoms.
But we’re no longer 6, sniff, so to our eyes it looks rather like Club Med Miami. Not that we’ve actually been to Club Med Miami, and it may not actually exist, but we’re still fairly sure this is an accurate description. Did nobody tell the designers that post-modernism is over?
That said, Darling Quarter really does have some kick-ass play equipment. We used to get excited about the big old flying fox in Victoria Park, but this stuff is slick.
Do they let adults play on the equipment a night time? Ok, that sounded dirtier than we meant it.
As of tomorrow, you can all get your swing on at Darling Quarter. (Again, no double entendre intended.)
Thanks to Erin Riley for tipping us off about the opening tomorrow.