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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and...
Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and other tourist attractions.
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This area used to be so nice, now all the development has made it a noisy, disgusting, hot and barren concrete jungle. The loss of the monorail killed it.

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Charters Towers, Australia
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Charters Towers, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This area used to be so nice, now all the development has made it a noisy, disgusting, hot and barren concrete jungle. The loss of the monorail killed it.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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207 reviews 207 reviews
57 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I really don't understand some people's expectations and why some reviews are so negative. Darling Harbour for us was a gem of a place and we were so envious of such a city facility. We visited a couple of times during two separate 4 night stays in Sydney. Enjoyed every time. So much going on in the evening with everyone... More 

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Perth, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There is always something happening around Darling Harbour. A great place to visit with lots of attractions close buy. Good eating places.

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Every time we visit Sydney we end up in Darling Harbour. It just keeps improving. The gardens are now finished and it is just a great place to visit, even with young children due to the new play area. There is always something happening it seems.

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Yamba
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favour and take a walk around Darling Harbours water side, many wonderful Restaurants, Ferries, Boats of all sorts .Usually there is always something going on at Darling Harbour, don't miss it.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting Sydney, Darling Harbour is a must. Plenty of cafés and restaurants, and a beautiful walkway right around with a large play park for kids. Just sit and have a drink whilst watching all the yachts in the harbour or just people watch.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Went one evening and it was heaving with people. Why do they have to play corny old pop songs on loud speakers as you walk over the bridge? I really felt for the poor animals in the wild park below having to tolerate this every evening, and probably even the fish in the aquarium needed earplugs in. Probably better for... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived via the train and toured the Queen Victoria Building on our way to the harbor. This is a must. It has been renovated and is now an upscale mall with many designer shops and fine eateries. The harbor itself is also accessible by ferry. The zoo, aquarium and other attractions dot the wharf as well as restaurants such... More 

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Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Darling harbour is a great place to visit if you're only in Sydney for a couple of days. The scenery is magnificent and there is always something happening. The only down side is that the night clubs are average around their and play terrible music from 5 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a marvellous family get-together - so many good restaurants and sights - the views are incredible... and the fireworks at night are brilliant. Love this place!

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