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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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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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195 reviews 195 reviews
79 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
66 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Port Macquarie NSW
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Darling Harbour has become a delightful outdoor area within the confines of Sydney. A mass of quality International restaurants are dotted throughout along with a reasonably sized shopping centre and the area easily accesses China Town and the city. A mini train ride around the area costs $5 for adults and $4 for children and lasts 25 minutes. You can... More

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Semaphore, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Wanna feel like a yokel? Try growing up in Adelaide where we have... Let me see... One restaurant and one café by the River Torrens. Then magically transplant yourself by the power of modern air travel into the midst of Darling Harbour. Wow! Now this is a city. This is a city that knows how to relax, and relax hard.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I loved this place. Loads of restaurants and bars and a big club HOME had great times there. It is a great place would love to go there again. Great place!

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