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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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A must visit when in Sydney

Darling Harbour is so relaxing to sit by the water and watch the world go by. Its not too busy and most of the time it is very quiet and peaceful. Enjoyable, easy walk right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bray Park, Australia
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Bray Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Darling Harbour is so relaxing to sit by the water and watch the world go by. Its not too busy and most of the time it is very quiet and peaceful. Enjoyable, easy walk right around. Visit the Maritime museum and purchase tickets to go on 4 ships. There are plenty of bars and restaurants all around to choose from,... More 

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Mequon, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Darling Harbour is a lovely little walk from the CBD and has some nice shops, restaurants and vistas. It is well worth a walkabout.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visit Darling Harbour on a Saturday at 8pm where they have a fireworks display. Plenty of dining options and activities to do there such as the maritime museum, aquarium and ferry rides to do whale watching or just simple let the kids play at the playground. Great place to spend a day with so much to do and see all... More 

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

I loved Darling Harbour! The waters were pristine, the bridge was beautiful and there were heaps of eateries and what not around! I could easily spend almost half a day there. Sitting on the bridge was great for people watching too.

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Thank otonashii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it here so pretty and when we went in July it was busy but not too busy! The shops and the atmosphere were great! Will return one day!

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

View of the water, happening place with people buzzing around. Spoiled for choice with eateries and bars. We enjoyed happy our drinks at Tokio Hotel (cocktails $10 and spirits $5) with great live music. Got Gelato at Gelatissimo 👌🏼 and sat by the water. Go into imax if you need to use the bathroom, it was clean.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are a lot of interesting things to do in Darling Harbour. My wife and I prefer the most basic one, we sit and enjoy the sunshine and just watch people go about their business. You can get an ice cream an a coke and just relax on a really nice day.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

charming harbour lined with cafés, restaurants, Imax and aquarium. fireworks on Saturday night was a nice surprise!

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Charlotte, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Darling Harbor is ok but not my favorite. The Zoo, Aquarium, wax museum and other very touristy things are here and there are not many great views. The Maritime Museum is just across the water but there is no easy way to walk there. If you miss this one, you won't miss anything.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a bustling public space with plenty to do and keep people occupied including the Maritime Museum and an IMAX theatre. There are places to eat and drink and when I was there a street entertainer was trying to juggle flaming swords with varying degrees of success. The harbour is surrounded by skyscrapers and urban scenery fatigue is a... 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.