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Darling Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9240 8500
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As featured in 3 days in Sydney
Ranked #21 of 293 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 »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

One of the best and liveliest places in Sydney! Would recommend the restaurant, Casa. Awesome Italian food. The IMAX theatre, Sea Life Aquarium and Wildlife are also located here. A must-do in Sydney!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This one site houses so many attractions, that you can spend days and nights there. There are so many cafes and restaurants there, that you will definitely find your favourite. Always something new. Just recently we saw a circus festival there. Among other attractions you will find the biggest IMAX cinema and the best ever playground, where your children will... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and do, plenty of restuarants to choose from. Sea Aquarium was good, Hard Rock Cafe expensive!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit - the Chinese Garden of Frendship ($6 admission, $3 concession) and The Maritime Museum. Walk over the Pyrmont Bridge (and if you are lucky get to see it open), also free play equipment for the kids. You will spoilt for choice if you want eat here or stop for a coffee (and cake). There are many... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The Darling harbour is full of life.Vibrant at anytime of the day especially at night when all the drunk druggies go about their business.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This must be the place to be in Sydney. The harbour is a safe and exciting place to be for families of all ages. There are restaurants and bars to suit all budgets. We like to eat early evening and as a result we found bargains galore in the bars and restaurants. There were a number of choices of restaurants... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Darling Harbour the heart of Sydney...one of the awesome place and must visit place.Every night during my stay for a week i spent my time roaming around, sight seeing and excellent bar and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you're pressed for time, or overwhelmed with choices on what to see and do in Sydney, try visiting Darling Harbor first because it has almost something for all tastes. For the kids there's: -the Sydney Aquarium -Wildlife World -Powerhouse Museum (nearby) For Dad and the guys there's the Maritime Museum with HMAS Vampire, the Oberon class sub, HMS Endeavor... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Just a short walk from city centre, and there are 3 major attractions within the Darling Harbour concourse. Places to eat, walk and take in the sights, including the maritime museum if it takes your fancy.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

If you visit Sydney it is very unlikely that you will not come across Darling Harbour.Very picturesque,with lots happening both by day and night.Take the ferry to the Rocks for great views of Sydney. Recommended

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