Sydney Showboats Wharf Location

Australian Cruise Group

Opposite King Street Wharf 5,
32 The Promenade,
King Street Wharf,
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia.

Car Parking

There are 3 parking stations within close proximity to the wharf.

  • Shelley Street carpark, under the Macquarie Bank building
  • Wilsons Parking, at the corner of Sussex and Erskine Street
  • Wilsons Parking, 321 Kent Street

Parking rates are available directly from the carpark operator. We do not have any special parking rates. There is often heavy traffic between 5:30pm-7:30pm in the city on Friday and Saturdays, hence please allow sufficient time to facilitate parking and arrive at the wharf a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure.


Request the taxi driver to take you to Lime Street on King Street Wharf. Alight close to the Malaya or Kobe Jones Restaurant and walk down to the Promenade. Our office is opposite Wharf 5.


King Street Wharf is located on the Western waterfront of the CBD. You can access King Street Wharf from either Erskine Street, King Street or from the waterfront promenade beside Sydney Wildlife Park.


The closest station is Wynyard which is approximately 7 minutes walk away. Walk down Erskine Street to King Street Wharf.

An alternative station is Town Hall which is approximately 15 minutes walk away.


Government and private ferries operate to King Street Wharf 3. Refer to ferry websites for details.

Hotel Proximity

King Street Wharf is conveniently located on the western Harbour front of the Sydney CBD.

The location is easily accessible by taxi or commute from the following hotels:

  • Park Hyatt (10 minutes by taxi)
  • Shangri La Hotel (10 minutes by taxi)
  • Four Seasons (10 minutes by taxi)
  • Quay West (10 minutes by taxi)
  • Sydney Harbour Marriott (10 minutes by taxi)
  • Holiday Inn The Rocks (10 minutes by taxi)
  • Intercontinental Hotel (10 minutes by taxi)
  • Wynyard Travel Lodge (10 minutes walk)
  • Amora Hotel (10 minutes walk)
  • Radisson Hotel (10 minutes walk)
  • Westin Hotel (10 minutes walk)
  • Sydney Hilton (15 minutes walk)
  • Sheraton on the Park (15 minutes walk)
  • Swiss Grand (15 minutes walk)
  • Four Points Sheraton (5 minutes walk)
  • Park Royal Darling Harbour (10 minutes walk)
  • Novotel Darling Harbour (15 minutes walk)
  • The Star (Casino Hotel) (15 minutes by taxi)

Local Area

King Street Wharf is a spectacular Sydney Harbour waterfront location, which is close to the central CBD. King Street Wharf is famous for its bars, restaurants and active nightlife.

King Street Wharf has a colourful history and was previously called “The Tumbalong” by the original inhabitants – a place to find seafood. Since the European settlement, the place was called Cockle Bay. The precinct was officially named Darling Harbour in 1826, after its Governor Ralph Darling. In 1855, a railway goods line was built into the Darling Harbour mud flats which later became a hugely successful and commercial precinct of finger wharfs, warehouses, markets and saw mills.

In late 1996, a master plan was developed by the NSW government to convert wharf 9 and 10 into a dedicated multi-functional precinct, integrating Sydney Harbour charter vessels with a dining and residential precinct. Today, King Street Wharf boasts some of Sydney’s leading restaurants and most popular bars.

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