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Darling Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9240 8500
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Ranked #24 of 297 Attractions in Sydney
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Darling Harbour is just one of the most beautiful places in Sydney. Everything looks new and modern. Here you will find plenty of shops and... more »
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Los Angeles
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39 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Darling Harbour is a very pleasant and picturesque area of Sydney, attractive in and of itself and offering great views of downtown. There is a multitude of restaurants and eateries of all categories - including some themed restaurants such as Hard Rock Café and Margaritaville, as well as the Australian National Maritime Museum, and tourist attractions such as the Sydney... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Good view. Restaurants and cafes are available. Short walking distance from the Chinatown and the Paddy's Market. Friendship Garden is nearby too.

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Boston
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45 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was in the Darling Harbor area, quite the vibrant spot. On our arrival we went for a stroll and it was quite a fun introduction to Sydney. Lots of restaurants and cafes, the Chinese Garden at one end of the Harbor and the Maritime museum at the other end with so much entertainment in between! There is a... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I was able to go during the Australia Day celebrations and sit right on the Harbour and watch the fireworks and the displays. I absolutely loved it. Lots of food nearby and fun for everyone!

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Springfield, NSW
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Having been to Darling Harbour quite a few times, I was surprised to see the exhibition centre gone, and work started on new development. Hopefully it will be good, at the moment it is a bit of a shame to see the large construction site instead of the buildings that were there which always had good events going on. Nice... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Stayed in the Darling Harbour area for a couple of nights, lots of restaurants bars and places to visit like the maritme museum madame tussauds and Sydney aquarium there are also a range of cruises that depart from here we went on the showboat cruise which included entertainment and meal, which was fantastic. Well worth staying here and Sydney is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Always something to do at Darling Harbour. Lots of shopping and dining options, and great attractions close by too. Love the weekend fireworks.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We visited Darling Harbour a few times over our four day trip and love all the activity there. Loads to do and lots of great restaurants. Leave yourself enough time to spend the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A place with lots of good restaurants and nice environment. There is also a nice fireworks display every Saturday night!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Gadigal people are the original inhabitants of Sydney Cove however now Darling Harbour is on the hit list for tourists and day trippers - it's lost touch with how other inlet coves and waterways look in terms of natural beauty. Commercialism, residential high rises, water craft and other concepts to attract visitors have taken control of this beautiful inlet.... More

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