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Darling Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9240 8500
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Ranked #29 of 308 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Neighborhoods, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and other tourist attractions.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I have recently arrived in Sydney and wanted to go for a run, I found myself running around the darling harbour, it was lovely. Great atmosphere and many little cafés and restaurant to grab something quick to drink. A place to go when you just want to people watch.

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Riverview, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This harbor has many restaurants and they did fireworks at night. I think they do fireworks every Saturday night. Also has one of the only Starbucks in Sydney.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Great area of Sydney to wander around, so many places to eat or have a drink. Visit the maritime museum, go on a submarine, people watch, relax, enjoy the sun. Have a great time.

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Lake Haven, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I love the atmosphere of Darling Harbour and the fact that it is so well laid out. It is easy walking (or pushing a pram or wheelchair) and there is always so much to see and do. There is nothing better on a nice day than walking around and getting a bit of sunshine and exercise near the waterfront. There... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

it is the place where one should be during weekend evenings. it has all the interesting places for the people of all the ages. there are attractions like wax museum, playgrounds for the children and there is star casino for adults. there are many restaurants and bars. there are ferries and show boats departing from the darling harbor.

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Warragul, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Lots of lovely restaurants and cafes to visit during the day and evening. Shopping complex to spend money. Very easy to walk around to see some of the sights.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely spot, one of the best in Sydney so a must for every tourist, this place is always packed with people and usually there is something going on. Great view, lot of restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy at just be aware prices are slightly higher.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

I live around the corner from here, and the place is very touristy. A lot of overpriced restaurants with mediocre food. But there are some hidden gems including the regular free festivals and free fireworks display. If you are a tourist, I recommend checking out the aquarium, wildlife park and Madame Tussauds. You can purchase a combined ticket which makes... More

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Southport, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Darling Harbour has long been an asset to Sydney. Having been there at it's birth in the late 80's I have been interstate for many years and every time I am in Sydney head down here for a drink, a meal or just to relax. It really has reached iconic status I think.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Great to visit Darling Harbour again but amazed at how much development is taking place. Always a great place to dine and watch the world go by. Food is very expensive but the location makes ir worthwhile. Take the ferry to Circular Quay and thr Opera House. About A$4 (£2.50). Try and avoid the water taxis as they cost upwards... More

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