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Darling Harbour

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 9240 8500
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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Darling Harbour is full of life

We stayed near the Darling harbour and spent most of our time there dining in the evening.Everything is also nearby within walking distance. It's full of life day and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed near the Darling harbour and spent most of our time there dining in the evening.Everything is also nearby within walking distance. It's full of life day and night. Darling harbour is huge with shopping mall, restaurants, cafes, museums, Madame Tussaud, and many more attractions.

Thank 6kousar
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great place for a stroll and to admire the yachts! An abundance of great restaurants and lthings to do including a great aquarium.

Thank barrett65
Bristol, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Darling Harbour is a tourist Mecca in Sydney but it works. There are still plenty of offices close by so there's a good crowd of locals to keep the cafes and restaurants well priced and on their game. The children's playground is brilliant, especially the water features. Arrive by ferry, stroll around, eat, drink and enjoy.

Thank BigKevTravels
New York City, New York
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was good having all the restaurants, but not as diverse as the Sydney harbor. Great access to places to visit with kids.

Thank isletripper
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Skylines, harbour, food, people, energy, peace giving, wonderful part of the city. Enjoy the wonders that are being built all around you and take time to read the wall boards that tell you how the area got its name, the women who were pioneers in preparing the future in what you're enjoying. It's amazing.

Thank Carol W
Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our 4th trip to Australia and every time we go, our anticipation of just being down on Darling Harbour really excites us. There is something magical about the place. It is so cool a place, with lots and lots of bars, restaurants, attractions and the best part of it is that it is sooo family friendly. Theres lots... More 

Thank michael109
Tuebingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed this lively neighborhood with its many restaurants and large playground, the Maritime Museum, water taxis, ferries to Circular Quay and the excellent Friday night fireworks. It is also a short walk to the Fish Market (well worth a visit!) and within walking distance of The Rocks. If you can, get an apartment with a balcony overlooking the... More 

Thank Janice L
Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Darling Harbour has lots of things for the tourists, an Aquarium, a mini zoo, and good number of restaurants. We were also lucky to see beautiful fire works display at night which is probably held only on some particular days.

Thank pralhan
Adelaide, South Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Darling Harbour is a hub of activity, the starting place for many harbour tours. It contains heaps of bars, restaurants, cafes, buskers and shops each side of the Pyrmont bridge. Great place to look around and close to the City. The restaurants are also very nice and can usually be booked for the same evening. Recommend to get there and... More 

Thank Elmonick
Springville, Utah
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed a few nights at Darling Harbour. We walked, took the ferry, saw fireworks, and went to the Aquarium. It was a fun visit

Thank pakabear

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The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's. Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Australian National Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.