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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 #24 of 294 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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Chantilly, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great views, bars and restaurants. It is a place to hang out and chill. It is really the embodiment of Sydney charm and is a must do.

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North Wales
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We arrived at Sydney on a Saturday and as our apartment was 200 metres from Darling harbour , we made a bee line for the bars! A great location , with breathtaking vistas all around. We had a great meal at one of the fan restaurants and watched the sun set over the epic skyscraper skyline. The area seemed to... More

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Wales
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We stayed about 5 mins walk from the harbour and kept going back to visit as it was so lovely!! Great views, shops, bars and restaurants! I loved the little train which took you from one end of the harbour to the other (only $5), which was great as every now and again the driver would stop and give you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Brillant place especially at night, clothes shopping, food shops, well priced,just so pretty at night with lights on water, fireworks most Saturday nights too

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Fantastic area with plenty to do. Our family enjoyed taking a break to play at the fun playground. The shops in the harbour area are great, too. Safe and affordable family fun - loved it!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were staying in a hotel in the centre of Darling Harbour so we spent a few days here exploring. We absolutely loved it as it's got everything! Wonderful bars and restaurants serving different types of foods from all over the world, cafe's, aquarium to mention just a few things to do. We caught a few harbour cruises from here... More

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Pune,India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is one of the best, well connected places to stay in Sydney-The Darling Harbor. The harbor is bustling and crowded on weekends and evenings. Yet, it has some of best eating joints in Sydney. The connectivity to various beaches and the Circular Quay is great. If you're a shopaholic from Asia, Sydney is probably not the best of shopping... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Working in the area i have seen the area change alot with time. Darling harbour is becoming smaller each year and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority are to blame. You can still find decent shopping at the Harbourside complex including a range of food options. My advice is visit Darling Harbour early and avoid the major crowds!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have not been to Sydney for several years and could not recognise Darling Harbour. However we loved the changes and enjoyed the walk from where we got off the ferry to the Chinese Gardens. It was well worth going into these gardens which we thorougly enjoyed. We have a very similar tourist attraction in our home city of Dunedin,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

You can't really come to Sydney and not venture down to darling harbour. It is full of over priced places to eat and drink but gives you a pretty good view. Saturday night (every Saturday) they have a pretty good firework show, bit of course expect crowds

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