Darling Harbour, Sydney

4.5
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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4.6
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  • We had an amazing time exploring Darling Harbour on a hot day. It was not at all crowded, kids had sprinklers to cool off in, and the large mall had great buys and a million choices in the food...  more »
  • Darling Harbour is becoming increasingly overlooked by tall buildings and an increasing “wind tunnel” effect. Still great fun to walk around but the eating places are incredibly touristy, serving...  more »
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  • We loved walking around the harbor! I liked the restaurant next to Nick's Restaurant! I enjoyed the delicious well-done grilled salmon and Ann enjoyed the vegetarian pasta! Yummy for the tummy! They had Happy Hour prices for wine & beer!! We got to eat outside by the rail, so we had a great view as we dined! I loved it!
  • Such a great place for water play for kids. Perfect for a hot day. The kids play zone is perfect for little and big kids. Nearby restaurants and amenities are added bonus. Not too far from public transport. Highly recommended.
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