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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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Beautiful harbour

We came across Darling Harbour by chance and what a beautiful place. The harbour filled with yachts and restaurants surrounded the area and just at dusk different coloured lights... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came across Darling Harbour by chance and what a beautiful place. The harbour filled with yachts and restaurants surrounded the area and just at dusk different coloured lights would come on to light up the harbour. Amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area has great city views and nice views over the water. There are lots of shops and places to eat.

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Cornelius
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of wonderful restaurants and shops! Beautiful "photo opportunities" Can book cruises, just walk or sit and people watch! Lots of things to do in this area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Darling harbour has a fee boats docked within it and an unique foot bridge that turns open to let the larger boats out. All around the harbour are many restaurants and shopping malls. It is a very busy place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in a hotel in Darling Harbour and our room looked out on to the harbour. Fabulous view. Darling harbour is well worth a visit. It's buzzing. There is everything you need here. Shopping, lots of eating places, lovely coffee shops and just generally a great place to be

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Darling Harbour is chock full of activities for both young and old alike. There is the Chinese Garden of Friendship which we experience and was amazing, there is the National Maritime Museum which was equally amazing, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (also excellent) and also the Wild Life Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussauds Sydney which we did not visit but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I visited for a work trip but found it was so close to everything that we had plenty of down time in between events! We had the freshest seafood & variety of happy hours to chose from!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Especially good Indian restaurant on upper level of Harbourside, Zaffron. Lovely view of Darling Harbour while enjoying dinner. Plenty of shops and restaurants in the area although, the food court isn't as good as in the past. Easy to reach from Central Quay by ferry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything is her. Shopping, eating, drinking, relaxing. The perfect place to spend a relaxing day seemingly away from all of the hustle of a major city. Always a pleasure

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As i stayed nearby, it was one of my frequent spots.I truly enjoyed the eves and weekends.Also its walking distance to the Opera house

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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.
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