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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 #22 of 293 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

I had a wonderful experience there with my family. The fireworks were grand. But I think the most beautiful of all is near the sunset. The view is just unbelievable. I really want to sit beside the Harbour for the whole day!

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Davao City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Located at the city centre, this is also another good place to hangout with family and friends regardless of the occasion. More restaurants crowd the area and with lots of entertainment, you can never get tired here. Ferry cruise trips are also available. Various artists show their performances that you may or may not donate money to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Even with the convention center all torn up during July of 2014 (and it still has a long way to go before the work will be done), there is a lot happening on Darling Harbour, in terms of things to see and do. There are lots of food choices here, but like Circular Quay, they tend to be expensive and... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Darling Harbour would have to be one of the best attractions in Sydney. Plenty of great eateries and lots of shops and sights to see. You can spend at least 3-4 hours on the harbour and wont want to leave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I had not bothered to recently visit Darling Harbour (until now!) and regret the lack of attention I'd previously given it. It is an enjoyable (though touristy) place to visit day or night (provided the weather is good). I loved Pyrmont Bridge that once had lifting spans. The lift house is preserved on the bridge. There is a good selection... More

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Burnie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Darling Harbour is amazing at night. Loved it! Definitely come here if in Sydney, and they have fireworks on Saturdays. Great city!

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I just LOVED Darling Harbour, something for everyone! Great shops, Check out the fudge shop, toffee apples to die for! cool food court. Water fountains, grass, good views, plenty to see!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I love Darling Harbour. Its not like Docklands in Melbourne, no wind, calm and quite. But yet, lots of good restaurant. Every time I go to Sydney I must go there for dinner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We really enjoyed the hub of darling harbour. The fireworks at night lit up the cockle Bay Area We went to a few bars and museums, and generally enjoyed the sunshine in Cockle bay. The light rail was handy to get back to our hotel too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Harbour is nice, but doesn't offer the same views as Circular Quay (which I'd recommend seeing first if you only have time for one). Tons of modern restaurants, stores, museums, and tourist activities. It felt like a really big, nice, shopping mall. Not so different from South Street Seaport in NY or the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

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