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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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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...

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Free fireworks

The best time to visit Darling Harbour is on a Saturday just before 8.30 pm to ensure you get to see the free fireworks.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The best time to visit Darling Harbour is on a Saturday just before 8.30 pm to ensure you get to see the free fireworks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A reflection of your journey is clearly stated on the water in front of Darling Harbour bay. Lights from surroundings, and a 'fancy' bench along the coast will give you a serenity and tranquil feeling despite of people walk or mingle around you. Such a bay. Try to eat or drink in the bay side, one to many. Take a... More 

Thank aguss755
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Darling harbour is a trendy part of Sydney lots of great eateries oops take a stroll watch the ferries and look at some very rich boats

Thank Marie T
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of things to see and do especially if you want to eat. Good attractions to see as well which will keep you busy.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Darling harbour is best to visit on weekend nights as there are so many pubs for drinks and all…hut I specially recommend to people for food such as zaffran for Indian food and casa best Italian food. It’s well connected with road and sea.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's always been a nice view to walk on the bridge across the darling Harbour. It's a bit chilling today. Both sides of the Harbour have plenty of seafood restaurants, so there are many choices around here.

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Coylton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

unreal this place love it so so much you wont be disappointed so many places to see and eat and relax, drink or just explore

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place with awesome view on the marina side. Lots of restaurants, cafes and other entertainment for the family such as the aquarium.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A good variety of restaurants and shops, however great disruptions at present from construction..A great deal to see and do at Darling Harbour.It is one of the focal Points of Sydney; along with Circular Quay,The Rocks and the Botanical Gardens

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

Spent an afternoon walking aroubd Darling Harbour soaking up the sun, entertainment and fine restuarants. Plenty to do which includes shopping, Museum and just sit back and enjoy the buskers. Well worth the experience.

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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.