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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 #20 of 291 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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Adelaide
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic restaurants Great free playground Will look fantastic when completed All the sites close to each other

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Dublin, Ireland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely restaurants set up around the harbour. Perfect to have some dinner and people watch. Firework demonstration every Saturday in March. It was quite spectacular.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It's a great place for lunch or for a drink, . Beautiful views of Sydney's skyline, plenty of restaurants and cafes, Imax theatre, fireworks...Don't miss it!!

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Edinburgh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Darling Harbour is wonderful for a stroll, plenty eateries and shops, my favourite is the Meat and Wine restaurant, they serve the best Ribs ever. Well worth a visit, great staff too.

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Wanganui
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Theres a lot to see around darling harbour, a beautiful outlook and a clean harbour and shoreline. Only a short distance from the Sydney CBD. Its un fortunate the mono rail has been discontinued and at the time of our visit there was a major building demolishion qnd construction which made the area a bit noisy

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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197 reviews 197 reviews
79 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

One place not to miss here is the aquarium. Wonderful place with lots of native fauna. Eat at one of the many cafes, Stroll along the water. Take in an Imax movie. Lots to see and do.

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Bolton, Lancashire UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you do only one thing when you go to Australia, visit Darling Harbour and the Chinese Gardens. A little haven of tranquility in the heart of a bustling city. Fantastic.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed spending time at Darling Habour. There are plenty of bads, restaurants, etc.. around.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Darling Harbour normally is a great place to visit with only a short stroll from China town. However due to demolition and rebuilding of the convention halls there is a great deal of machinery noise and building dust flying around. Thia will probably go on for months.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Though it probably is made our for the tourist didn't really seem it. Darling Harbour has an abundance of bars and restaurants with great night views of the many tall buildings across the water. Restaurants do breakfasts, lunches and dinners which are ok priced given their location.

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