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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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favourite place in sydney

Darling harbour became my favourite place in sydney. Buzzing with energy, there is so much a tourist can do here. during evenings the place takes another shape all together. some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Darling harbour became my favourite place in sydney. Buzzing with energy, there is so much a tourist can do here. during evenings the place takes another shape all together. some amazing restaurants around. childrens play park has free entry. Many water taxis start from here. Aquarium, zoo, madam tussads museum , everything is here select a hotel which is at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The darling harbour buzzes all day with sll the restaurants around. One could find a variety of restaurants with open air seatings helping you enjoy your lunch or dinner overlooking the harborZ

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During an evening trip to photograph the Sydney Opera House, a friendly family on vacation told me about some fireworks at Darling Harbour. I wasn't quite sure where that was, but I figured if I followed the waterfront, I would find it eventually. It took me longer than it would have had I simply asked for directions, but I was... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is stunning area with shops and food places around the harbour there is a great vibe and a must see place enjoy the water and street performers at certain times of the day

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only wandered and had a drink here but there are many restaurants and bars as well as ferries departing. The area is home to many museums and the Aquarium. A must visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place especially at night. Great place to sit and eat and thoroughly enjoyed by my wife and I. Highly recommend going here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent day out and easy to get to from our airport hotel by train. Plenty to see and do, unfortunately we only had limited time to spend here. The maritime museum and dock area was really good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Darling Harbour is a nice place to spend half a day or so. You can visit the National Maritime Museum and its static displays --- sub, battleship and old warship, or the Seaquarium.It's a very pretty place and good for just having a walk. It is filled with shopping although I can't say I saw any shopping that was truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great bars & restaurants in a lovely harbour front area - like being in a totally different city. Much nicer area than the cbd.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely layout with cafes and restaurants dotted along the fringe. Was excited to hear that there are fireworks held here EVERY Saturday!! After a long day walking Sydney we just wanted to curl up in our hotel but set an alarm to go back out and watch the fireworks. Great choice. The atmosphere was great with crowds of people all... More 

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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.