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Darling Harbour

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
61 2 9240 8500
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Ranked #26 of 300 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 older children, Activities for young children
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Lots of restuarants/bars/clubs and a few shops jotted about too, also great scenery and everywhere is really clean and also close to china town

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Adelaide, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We went out for lunch and had a. Few drinks after visiting the aquarium and wax museum what an amazing place enough to take the whole day visiting great shopping too.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place not to missed accompanied with the best lemon meringue pie ice cream I have ever tasted watching the world go by; a little break from the lots to do & see.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great place to wander round, with shops, restaurants and other attractions. Restaurants were cheaper than I expected bearing in mind the location

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I was around Darling Harbour on a Saturday evening, before the fireworks display. I needed an activity for the evening, and most of the shops were open, the bars and restaurants were nice and busy and it was a nice place to walk around. It seems like there are plenty of festivals happening around the harbour in the upcoming months.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Darling Harbour is a great place to just pass the time, and there is something for everyone. Known as the "entertainment area", I enjoy doing shopping, going to restaurants and other entertainment events. If you have a chance, I highly recommend the harbourside fireworks which are absolutely gorgeous!

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Brisbane, Australia
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227 reviews 227 reviews
152 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

If the weather is great you simply can't go past darling harbour if you're a tourist or just visiting Sydney. There are many eateries from entry level low priced options to the more extravagant. The shopping is a little ordinary and just seems a bit tired however the maritime museum, aquarium and imax will keep you entertained. Easiest way to... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Darling harbour was one of my favourite places. Unlike the crazy streets of Sydney the kids could safely run and act like kids. They have a huge park awesome for kids of most ages. Lots of restaurants and shopping. Short walk from central station. We spent a whole day their and will be spending our final day in Sydney Tomorrow... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My wife and I caught a ferry to Darling Harbour and walked the length of the sea front. There is lots of attractions and restaurants to choose from. It's ideal for a drink inthe early evening after everyone finishes work. The bars get extremely busy at this time. We only spent 1/2 day in the area. It's a modern vibrant... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great place to spend a weekend wandering around. Always something to see and do not to mention a cazillion restaurants to choose from.

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