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Darling Harbour

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
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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Tourist trap but worth a look

Only second to Sydney Harbour for busy tourist traffic, Darling Harbour holds lots of family fun and good restaurants. Great for a sunny wander and shop. Chinese gardens are cute... read more

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only second to Sydney Harbour for busy tourist traffic, Darling Harbour holds lots of family fun and good restaurants. Great for a sunny wander and shop. Chinese gardens are cute but not essential.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Darling harbour is a beautiful place to visit, the are a plethora of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes! A huge air conditioned shopping complex called Harbourside with an array of shops, tenpin bowling arcade, and large food court, it also is home to the Hard Rock Cafe ..... The tourist ticket office is located at the entrance where... More 

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Thank Jane B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A trip to Sydney would not be complete without a visit to Darling Harbour. I love the variety of places to eat, the views of the city and the sense of life that is created by the crowds and the buskers and street performers. As someone interested in people photography, this place is a playground of stories!

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Thank Terry P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There were many activities for little kids - fountains, play areas, etc.. We enjoyed walking through and doing some people watching. We also heard the fire works on Saturday night at 10 PM from our hotel room. They only lasted about 5 minutes.

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Thank Diane K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a bit touristy and it may not be your thing. A little expensive too. But if you have time at your hands, I will recommend walking around, drinking coffee, eating, visiting Madame Tussaude, Wildlife, sea life. You can take a lot of pics, especially if you are into boats, or ships.

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Thank Sara S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed near Darling Harbour for a few days. Walking around is lovely and there are lots of restaurants with nice views and some have happy hours. The Aquarium is there as well as opportunities for sightseeing tours.

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Thank autotripper
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Darling Harbour, such a lovely place.... it has a fair bit of construction happening near the IMAX and old EntCent site... but otherwise nice.

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Thank Lincoln H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

it's true that the sydney harbour is great because you have the opera house just right there. but darling harbour offers more excitement and activities. as i've said, be sure to be at the bridge when it turns... nice attraction to watch. then walk around the harbour and if you can, try to dine on any restaurants or bar around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is another of my favourite haunts.i can never get enough of this place.it has changed a lot since 1987 and has become a favourite haunt for the tourists ,as they have made it especially for them.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked around Darling harbor for a short time as it was very touristy. I'm sure you could et something to eat in the area.

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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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