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Darling Harbour

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Darling Harbour
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Address: Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9240 8500
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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one of the best places in the world.. go there... amazing food and sights. no words for how good it is. restaurants are awesome

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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

one of the best places in the world.. go there... amazing food and sights. no words for how good it is. restaurants are awesome

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Could literally spend all evenings here just enjoying various acts that people keep performing on the sides and entertaining the crowds. A beautiful place indeed.

Thank MananK18
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Choose from a huge selection of restaurants, bars, and cafes on either side of the Harbour. One side is called Cockle Bay Wharf and it is from here that ferries can be accessed. One will also find Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Sea Life Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, whereas on the other side known as Harbourside, one can find the Chinese Gardens,... More 

Thank sandykperth
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Darling harbour is especially good in the evening. There are many places to eat or enjoy a drink whilst watching everything around you. Restaurants line the waterfront and views are great. During the day ferries to many areas, including Circular Quay, leave from the harbour. Other attractions such as the aquarium can also be found here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can stroll around the harbour soaking up the views or sit at one of the many restaurants and cafes and people watch. As a tourist area the prices are a bit dearer but the views and ambiance is free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Darling is beautiful to walk around. Many restaurants to visit and great photo opporunties. There other attractions to visit while you are there. We went in the wax museum and enjoy ourselves!

Thank BritishColumbiaKathy
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came in the evening and found it relaxing and breezy. Took some nice pictures here in the warm evening glow.

Thank Regina H
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked around Darling Harbour several times and enjoyed the food and attractions there. The waterfront restaurants were nice and provided lovely views. The naval ships and sub were interesting we generally had a nice time just walking around here.

Thank Piemadman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With its ships and lovely, lively sidewalk activity, Darling Harbor is another clean, enticing site in Sydney!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Darling Harbour is a beautiful part of Sydney. And will be even more so when all the construction work is finished. At the moment it's a little noisy. Still a fantastic place to visit.

Thank 920clarkh

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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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