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Darling Harbour

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 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...

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Oh my Darling

If you have never been here wait until the evening to walk out into the Harbour and be dazzled by the magical lit up buildings that takes your breath away. The restaurants... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have never been here wait until the evening to walk out into the Harbour and be dazzled by the magical lit up buildings that takes your breath away. The restaurants surrounding it are fabulous and very reasonably priced. I experienced Toros Tapas, Italian and The Hard Rock Café - nothing bad to say about any of them. To... More 

Thank Dee L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very typical tourist area with restaurants lining the water front. Shops are plenty as well with some good bargains at some of them. But make sure you know the fair market prices, otherwise you might be paying more than you should.

Thank John W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is another great harbor! Short walk from the man harbor. Still offers great views from different side!

Thank Carey J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't be deceived by the activity, fun and laughter. We had our go-pro taken out of a bag. The police collaborated, but it was a loss. Thinking back, for the crowd that gathers of a Sunday, there is little supervision. Be cautious even though in Sydney in general, we did lower our "tourists cautiousness".

Thank rmpangui
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a flying visit to darling harbour we got the ferry here to manly bay.boats coming and gong all the time.This is like the hub of Sydney.

Thank fish58
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favourite places to go in Sydney. There are so many things to do there with your family or friends. Restaurants, bowling, laser tag, cinema, aquarium, museum, playgrounds. You can even just walk and enjoy the view.

Thank Yulia T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy food and also have kids (you can also enjoy it without kids, it's a bay of restaurants) then it's a great option for Sydney. It has plenty of things to do with children (IMAX, several museums, etc.) and so many food options that you'll grow tired of deciding where to eat next.

Thank Isislabella
Bray Park, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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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.