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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  • Redeveloped harbour with a mall and the maritime museum. Went one evening and was surprised that the restaurants stopped serving so early. Ditto for breakfast, not many places open early either. At le...  more »
  • Fabulous eateries at the waterfront. We ate at the Chinese upstairs overlooking the harbour - really fresh food/vegetables. They do lunchtime specials too. 2 lunch meals and 2 beers under $50.00. Mari...  more »
  • Yes, the District of Darling Harbour reminded me of Chartrons in Bordeaux: a maritime district (old docks, factories, etrepots, shipyards) which has experienced a deep rehabilitation and which was invested by shops, services, restaurants, while maintaining the original spirit of the place. This is Darling Harbour I liked a lot: the architecture of recent buildings, landscaping of pedestrian pathways where he made good flanner. It's a nice place, with even a nice square for children, fountains. And nearby is also the Chinese Garden of Friendship, which is definitely worth a visit.
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