Things to do in Darling Harbour

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  • Sam Grimshaw
    Dunfermline, UK50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely museum with lots of exhibits and boats to go on, would definitely recommend the submarine it is worth waiting for. The cafe does lovely food and lots to see and do for all ages.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Mallary
    Perth, Australia434 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed our visit. We arrived at 1.30 and it was fairly busy, but not crazy. We enjoyed the themed areas of the aquarium, in particular the penguins and especially the boat ride through the penguins. We lined up at the sign that said 30 minutes wait, at most it was 15. The employee at the touch pool was great with my children, sharing lots of information. I do feel like the entry price was fairly steep though $178 for 2 adults and 2 children is an expensive day out!
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • ITRT
    Virginia38,573 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Wild Life Sydney Zoo is located in Darling Harbor in the same complex as the Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Tussauds. The zoo is on the small side, but it does showcase animals that are native to Australia such as koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and platypus. The saltwater crocodile exhibit was under renovation. For additional cost, you can have your photo taken with one of the cute koalas, but you are not allowed to hold one. Follow the walkway to see the various habitats and different species of animals. The saltwater crocodile exhibit was under renovation when we visited. Other exhibits include frogs, snakes, pythons, and various lizards. Daily keeper talks are held at different locations and times throughout the zoo. Check the schedule when you arrive if interested in any of the talks.
    Written 14 March 2023
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  • Maddy S
    Newcastle, Australia7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although it was a little hot and crowded, the set up of the establishment and the figures themselves are awesome. I particularly loved learning about the history of madame tussaud herself!
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Susan C
    Melbourne, Australia810 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I did this walk as part of the Bondi to Manly walk but the easiest way to access this trail is from the Taronga Zoo ferry. This bushland walking track follows the shoreline and is mostly flat with a few stairs and is well graded, well maintained and signposted. There is a lighthouse at the point and I saw a kookaburra. There are some views across the harbour towards the city and the Harbour Bridge which were excellent. It is one of the longest harbour bushland walks, particularly if you continue onto the Taylors Bay track to Chowder Bay and the Headland Park and Balmoral and I found it the most pleasant.
    Written 1 June 2023
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  • MikeFo
    Brighton, UK1,073 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can cross by foot or bike or pass under by the same. A 100+ year old bridge that be admired for its construction or just used for its convenience
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • Marty ..
    Ballina, Australia490 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There’s so much to see & do around Tumbalong Park , with the open park areas & restaurants / cafes

    Also check out the beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship .. & for the kids , there’s the large Tumbalong Park Children’s Playground
    Written 4 April 2023
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely area featuring featuring various restaurants and bars with great views of the waterfront. Enjoyed our meals in the restaurants visited as we people watched and viewed the various activities on the water. It also serves as a terminal for the ferries and Captain Cook hop-on-hop-off harbour cruise. An area with a great vibe.
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • monenaManchester
    Sydney, Australia275 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    DDD section 16 Seat 29 - it’s hot in here although cooler outside - small seating space but clear views due to elevation
    Written 12 April 2022
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is evidently a great attraction for the young and not so young. Plenty of activities, play areas and fountains to engage and excite the kiddies and amuse the adults. Good variety of dining options crowded when we visited so just enjoyed an ice-cream. Not sure what was afoot behind the hoardings.
    Written 27 December 2022
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  • Stotty6
    Laos79 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    These are really charter boats for short distances, they need to be booked and cannot just be flagged down like a taxi. When we figured that out and called them, a boat was sent to our location quite quickly to pick us up. The service from the driver was fantastic, helping one of our older passengers to alight without issue. He also stopped the boat for a great photo. Not cheap though!
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Noticed the Welcome Wall as we disembarked the ferry at Darling Harbour. It records the names and pays tribute to migrants who have arrived from 200 countries and called Australia home. Over 30,000 names are recorded on the panels. The Wall was of interest to my wife, her parents arrived from England in 1948 and their names are inscribed on the panels adjacent the Maritime Museum in Fremantle.
    Written 14 December 2022
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  • RollingStone2
    Denver, CO110 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not one of the best aquariums I've been to by a long shot. Tanks are quite old and not that clean looking. The whole theme looks like something from the 60s that hasn't been updated. OK if local and need a place to go with kids but for out of towners I'd give it a pass.
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • nicole t
    Sydney, Australia1,139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    First time at IMAX since it reopened in Sydney.

    A great cinema experience for all the family.

    Good availability of food and drinks
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • kathmandu91
    Sydney, Australia155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    2016 - after more than 1,000 years, the engineers have finally figured out how how to capture pure sound in a large box - the absorption panels on the walls prevent the bouncing that distorts true music. Every seat hears it and sees the show. Wow. This is the place for great sound.
    Written 16 September 2017
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