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The Welcome Wall is actually part of the Maritime Museum but deserves to be a tourist attraction in its own right. It stands separate from the Museum, in the open air on Darling Harbour. It's free of charge, unlike the Museum and is a record of the...more
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Darling Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
My family immigrated to Australia in 1970 from Bremer haven in Germany. We have our names inscribed on the welcome wall and proudly call Australia our home. It was good to visit the wall and see the many names inscribed and people walking up and...More
The Welcome Wall is a relatively new addition to Darling Harbour (OK, 2 years now), and it's relevance is interesting, given that anyone can request their ancestor names be added to the wall - for a fee.
Nice to see, however don't expect a huge...More
Of personal interest as my fiance's father arrived from Italy in 1951 and the kids all got together a few years ago for a special birthday and got his name added to the wall. As part of rhis the stories of the immigrants are also...More
Fascinating read of the comments and seeing some familiar names. This shows how Australia was / is put together. People coming from all over the world for lots of reasons. Most with hope for the better.
The Welcome Wall is a great reminder of what makes this country the great place it is. The fact that we welcomed people from all over the world is documented with the names and arrival dates. This is a worthwhile place to visit.
We probably stumbled across this wall , as it was adjacent to the pier we used every day to travel around. Once you start reading all the information, you just can't but by impressed by the journeys some of the pioneers made all those years...More
This is a huge wall with names on it of people who have arrived in Australia. If you arrived,mor your family arrived, and your name is on here, or the names of your family, then I guess this is a 5 star review as its...More
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.