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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
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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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Great area for everyone

There are lots of bars and restaurants here. There is shopping and a hard rock restaurant. Lots of other restaurants on the harbour too with boast some cool happy hours if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are lots of bars and restaurants here. There is shopping and a hard rock restaurant. Lots of other restaurants on the harbour too with boast some cool happy hours if you time it right! On a sunny day you could spend all day down here. There is the IMAX cinema and the ferris wheel which would keep the kids... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Darling Harbour is a great place to visit. It has plenty of places to eat or to stop and have a coffee. Unfortunately the Western side is a bit of a construction sight at the moment making it not very interesting. Other than that it's a nice place to walk around.

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Thank Karen S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely loved it loads to see fun bars and plenty of food options to pick from only downside is its a bit pricy but overall good experience

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is the main attractions (imax, aquarium etc.) are all open. However once u start walking towards Chinatown area it's all under construction at the moment. Makes general exploring around a bit worthless at the moment.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely Harbor with lots of restaurants and attractions (almost all cost money). You could probably end up spending lots of money here. Looking around is free of course.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A walk around this area is one of movement and entertainment… there is the Aquarium, Movies, Water Movement and lots of bars to stop at and take a drink and a meal and feel very refreshed… especially in the afternoon when the sun is shining.. so much to see and enjoy..

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely love Darling Habour. Great shopping, great layout, great night lighting. Such a beautiful place to walk around, to sit and relax and just watch the world go by.

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La Mesa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not our cup of tea but would be a great area for families. Hard Rock, Ripley's, Aquarium, many Restaurants etc. Nice area but not what we were looking for in our trip. We found the Quay Area much to our liking.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Darling Harbour is a great place for everyone to visit. There is lots to do for young children with the water attractions and parks and lots for adults with the casino, bars and restaurants. This is one of my favourite places in Sydney.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous Harbor with many places to sit and eat. You can also catch water taxis here as well as boats to go whale watching. A must visit while you are in Sydney.

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Darling Harbour
The original docklands of Darling Harbour have been transformed into a tourist mecca with entertainment for the whole family. Cockle Bay Wharf offers dining options from budget to upscale and million dollar views of the harbour. Young crowds gather on weekends for nightlife that ranges from salsa clubs to DJ's. Families can visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Australian National Maritime Museum and the IMAX theatre are also popular attractions. The Harbourside Shopping Centre is a site unto itself, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. On Saturdays in the summer, the city puts on a spectacular fireworks show along the harbour's shore and there are plenty of other free events during the year - Darling Harbour Fiesta, VIVID’s light installations and the Sydney Festival, just to name a few.