Darling Harbour, Sydney

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A harbor within the giant Sydney Harbour, Darling Harbour buzzes with activity right next to downtown Sydney. Shopping centers, museums, entertainment centers, restaurants, the largest IMAX in the Southern Hemisphere, Madam Tussaud's Wax Museum, the Sydney Aquarium--the list goes on and on. You can head from attraction to attraction and then stay for dinner, or just stop in, snap a few photos, and people-watch from a cafe. For Darling Harbour and beyond, use our Sydney online travel planner to get the most from your Sydney vacation.
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  • Took the kids on what we called an adventure. Caught the bus and train to darling harbour. Would of preferred to drive as it would if knocked 2 hours of our return trip but public transported it for.....  more »
  • One of the Tourist icons of Australia, Darling Harbour has something for everyone. There are museums, dozens of restaurants, shopping experiences, cruises, wildlife experiences, convention centres...  more »
  • There is so much to see and do in Darling Horbour. By day it's lovely to walk around and visit the shops. At night there is a huge selection of restaurants to choose from.  more »
  • Darling Harbour never fails to delight no matter how many times you visit. The views are amazing and are relaxing after a long days work. Don't miss the many breweries which offer fresh beer. Best time to visit is between 5 and 7 pm
  • A great place to hangout with anybody, anytime of the day and 365 days. Been to darling harbour for a Xmas party and it was the most happening place with loads of pubs and music till late night. Visited again during Xmas break with family and kids, it was great with lot of options for shopping, play area, public water play areas.
  • Probably the best harbor in the world. Amazing vibe, sun, and sky. Great little shops to get your nibble on or activities. Public transport is close by. Don't fall into the water though, it's shark infested.
  • A fantastic night at Darling Harbour with an ice-cream. Here you can see gentle waves of the harbour and reflection of lights. People are peacefully walking. Music can be heard from restaurants. The clean atmosphere of Sydney is serving ones who love a tranquil life. By Andrew ProTadTV
  • This is a great place to walk around and take in the sights. It has lots of people walking around and enjoying the sights. You find all your main attractions hear. Hard Rock Cafe, Museums and Aquarium all in walking distance. The best part comes after dark when the building light up with a wonderful glow of colors. Food of all types and nationalities can be found here; from BBQ to Taiwan food. Lots of large water taxes with hop on hop off service can also be found here.

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