There are cafes and gift shops at Sydney Aquarium, some of which are accessible to non-paying visitors. Neither my granddaughter nor I bought much here. This was where all the children turned in their scavenger hunt cards to get their chocolate.
Their website says:
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has three retail outlets which provide an impressive selection of gifts, toys and souvenirs to remember your day at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium....
The Box Office shop, located on the boardwalk of Darling Harbour stocks essentials as well as souvenirs of both Sydney and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
Coral Cove, located within the attraction, is an excellent stop off to treat the kids with a novelty toy or some confectionary.
The main SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Giftshop is located at the end of the SEA LIFE journey. This shop carries everything from Sydney and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium souvenirs, plush, clothing, dvds, toys, novelties and much much more.
If you fancy doing a spot of shopping in Sydney then you can't go wrong with Harbourside. Located in the picturesque Darling Harbour its easy to spend a couple of hours here before or after visiting one of the many cafes or restaurants or even the zoo, aquarium, chinese gardens or imax theatre!
What to buy I can't remember any of the shop names but this is a good place to find clothes and souvenirs.
In one shop I bought a funky hippy traveller scarf for just $10 and my boyfriend bought a hoody (it was a shop near some escalators and had mens clothes on the left and womens clothes on the right).
We bought some photo frames and digeridoos in one of the gift shops near the entrance and magnetic bracelets in another gift shop near the entrance.
What to pay How long is a piece of string? My scarf was a bargain $10 but you can spend alot more (or alot less) here.
This is quite a big mall and you will find something for everyone. There are quite a few souvenir shops and also some shops that sell didgeridoos with art by aboriginals. They will get paid when one of their artworks are sold. I always recommend buying at those places rather than some random souvenir shop.
Beside souvenir shops you can find a lot of nation wide stores here with big and some smaller brands of clothes and quite a few food places.
Harbourside Shopping Centre buzzes, with over 150 stores on two levels with great gifts, duty free, exotic jewellry, restaurants, novelty entertainment stores and the latest in men's and women's fashion. Services are at hand with several bank outlets, chemist, newsagency and hairdresser.
This is a fairly new mall that was built as part of renovation of Darling Harbour, and made to be one of its cornerpieces. It is a largish shopping center, full of swanky shops and cafes just on the other side of the footbridge from the city. Could be a nice place to spend some time if you like to shop. Some of the cafes on the outside of Harbourside have some nice views of the water and Sydney's dramatic skyline just beyond.
What to buy Whatever you want.
What to pay Whatever they charge.
there's this shop in habourside shopping centre that sells just candles.. it's really interesting to see them make the candles with different coloured layers of wax and carving it out.. makes a lovely gift to bring home..
What to pay about aus$12 for a pair of the smallest simplest candle..