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Darling Harbour

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Darling Harbour
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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9240 8500
08:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
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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Great atmosphere

Several firework displays in the harbour leading up to Christmas. Many bars, restaurants & things to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Several firework displays in the harbour leading up to Christmas. Many bars, restaurants & things to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful harbour I have seen yet. It is simply a must when you are in Sydney. Take on a boat cruise and enjoy this great place. A 90 min cruise should be enough for Darling Harbour and Sydney Harbour together. One should see the harbour by day and night time. Just wonderful with all the lights!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here with the kids and it's great in the evening and during the day so much to look at and do the ferris wheel price is quite expensive for five people as it only last for about 6-7 rotations, Apart from that it's great so many restaurants and cafes I just love it there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely beautiful place with stunning views of the City. One of the top ten place to visit if you are visiting Sydney. Lots of shops and food places to choose from. The harbour provides ggreat views to check out and you definitely will take heaps and heaps of pics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came across Darling Harbour by chance and what a beautiful place. The harbour filled with yachts and restaurants surrounded the area and just at dusk different coloured lights would come on to light up the harbour. Amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area has great city views and nice views over the water. There are lots of shops and places to eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of wonderful restaurants and shops! Beautiful "photo opportunities" Can book cruises, just walk or sit and people watch! Lots of things to do in this area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Darling harbour has a fee boats docked within it and an unique foot bridge that turns open to let the larger boats out. All around the harbour are many restaurants and shopping malls. It is a very busy place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a hotel in Darling Harbour and our room looked out on to the harbour. Fabulous view. Darling harbour is well worth a visit. It's buzzing. There is everything you need here. Shopping, lots of eating places, lovely coffee shops and just generally a great place to be

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Darling Harbour is chock full of activities for both young and old alike. There is the Chinese Garden of Friendship which we experience and was amazing, there is the National Maritime Museum which was equally amazing, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium (also excellent) and also the Wild Life Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussauds Sydney which we did not visit but... 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 Gardens of Friendship or the Sydney Aquarium, one of the largest in the world. The Sydney 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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