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Darling Harbour

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9240 8500
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Darling Harbour

Lovely area to walk round, some lovely shops/restaurants in the area to. Plenty so see & do in the area.

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79 reviews
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Lovely area to walk round, some lovely shops/restaurants in the area to. Plenty so see & do in the area.

Thank niclouemmScotland
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed today NEW

We stayed close by. This is a lively place at night time, lots of bars and restaurants so there's no shortage of choice when it comes to eating and drinking. It's in walking distance of the city and Circular Key so a good location.

Thank Nick J
Trail, Canada
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We spent some time walking around darling harbour when we were in Sydney. The nautical history is really cool. We didn't pay to go on the boats but I imagine they are pretty neat. We enjoyed walking around and seeing the sights on a sunny day.

Thank herbal_healer
Alice Springs, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
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Have visited Darling Harbour every time I come to Sydney because it has something for everyone. Such a picturesque place with great eating houses, interesting shopping, always some new attraction and most of all, clean and convenient.

Thank Xanerin
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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Stunning at night. Lights and waterfall display interesting. Plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from. Mostly quite expensive but a few cheap eats still around. Undergoing busing works under the freeway at the moment so not quite as nice as it will be later.

Thank beslondon
Brisbane, Australia
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Often we might think of Darling Harbour as being a food destination but its much more than that. It's a great place to simply grab a glass of wine and watch the world go by. If Sydney is full of colourful people then Darling Harbour is its capital. A great venue for people watching

Thank Darrin D
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Darling Harbour a great place to go to. So much to offer for both adults and kids. There are great restaurants and cafes plus a wonderful park for kids. A little beyond are Sea Life and Wildlife Attraction. A must see in Sydney!

Thank gypsy604
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Harbour,for me,was too fake and not exactly exciting.Nice walk there and over the bridge but with a few overpriced restaurants,no stand alone bars and a few shops selling tourist stuff preferred the harbour area around the cruise terminal

Thank captaintimr
Heanor, United Kingdom
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We stayed at ParkRoyal Hotel so it was easy to walk to Darling Harbour although it did feel a bit like the 'poor relation' to Sydney Harbour. Having said that, there are lots of restaurants and bars around the harbour as well as the aquarium. It is a lovely place to have a leisurely wander or sit in the sun.... More 

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Paris, France
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I prefer this harbour than the other one. The nightlife is equally vivid ;, but for me is a bit more settle because is less crowded.

Thank LisGParisMiami

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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.
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