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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  • This is a great place to visit, lots of shops, bars and places to eat. The wharf runs around this area and it is near Barangaroo and darling square with more bars and restaurants.  more »
  • It is a place that is being transformed all the time. With the historic Pyrmont Bridge and continued development including a new convention center, it is a central location to gather, walk, eat and dr...  more »
  • Our cruise ship, docked in White Bay, had a complimentary shuttle bus drop us off at Darling Harbor. This is the place to get dropped off all right if you want to see attractions like the Wildlife Syd...  more »
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  • It was fun, has some new structures over the last 6-12 months, i love the Chinese Garden of Friendship, love the water and the shopping centre. I love the little water areas where kids can play and the big play areas. I love the amount of open space too. There’s a McDonald’s for anyone wanting that and some more new stuff being built still. Very excited to see what it is!
  • Between Darling Harbour and Darling Quarter the is a fun water feature for kids to play. Plenty of places for parents to sit a relax and plenty of food outlets. The playground is so interesting for kids and the water feature is entertaining and educational. If you have kids needing some entertaining this is the place to head for. Make sure you bring a change of clothes because they will get wet and they will have lots of fun.
  • I celebrated my birthday with my friends at a Belgium Cafe here. I really like the customer service there and they even gave us complimentary drinks. This is a nice place for families and a great place to celebrate a birthday. Darling Harbour is well designed and very easy to get back to the city. Light rail trams run on a regular basis. 😄😊
  • We had a lovely night out here. There's ongoing construction at the southern end. However this doesn't make it any less scenic. Ferries are a great way to see the beauty of the city from the water and they stop in darling harbour frequently.
  • Sydney is a very fast pace city. But when you come down here at dawn it feels like city kind of stopped. People are having drinks, just chilling at this harbour. It's blissful when you work the whole day, and come here to grab a drink. So many good, drinks options. With live music, lounge or even club music. One of the best places to visit in Sydney!

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