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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 #23 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 »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Fantastic place to walk around with the children, diverse food options, attractions, ferries, Pyrmont Bridge...has something for everyone!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Ibis on Shelley St, King St Wharf. Darling Harbour is the perfect location to stay as it situated in the perfect position. Ferries are very frequent and on time, the ambience is brilliant and it is nice to just stroll around for exercise or leisure.

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Sydney, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
45 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A great visitor destination year round, with various events and festivals (small and large) held throughout the year. Be sure to check out the Saturday night fireworks (year round). There's lots of restaurants and bars, Festival Place Shopping Centre, the Maritime Museum as well as the Aquarium, Sydney Zoo (not to be mistaken for the much larger Taronga zoo), the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We went to darling harbor on Saturday night and there was fireworks performance. The fireworks last for about 10 minutes.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Night lights were stunning. C curves are possible - but there are little pillars around, so it may not be possible to take nice photos. There's also a lot of good food around.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

So many things to do and see there. Beautiful scenery. Wax works aquarium cruises restaurants bars night clubs. Maritime museum and lots more. Cruises around harbor to view our beautiful harbour. A must see.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

So many restaurants and bars to choose from, great shopping and I loved the winter theme. We went during the day but had to go back at night to explore the nightife

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Darling Harbor is a very touristy area with shops, bars restaurants, some great museums. What's extra nice is the fireworks just after sundown. Wonderful display, so find a table with a view and enjoy a drink or meal or just stand on the sidewalk for a good view.

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Forster
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Haven't driven there, but access by ferry is excellent. Two ferry wharves... one at the western side at the Maritime Museum, which is a 'must see' for any maritime/navy type person, also on the second floor there is a shopping mall. The other ferry wharf is on the Eastern side, giving access to many bars and restaurants, also the Aquarium... More

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Curitiba, PR
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very nice place to go. Lots of restaurants and cinema, with a beautiful view. You can eat and drink a delicious chocolate.

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