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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  • A great getaway right in The City. Public transport is a breeze and we used the ferry to do the sights. We also used the tap on - tap off cards (I think it’s called Opus and can be purchased at the ai...  more »
  • I recommend if you're in Sydney to take a walk in this area which is so cute. There are pictures on the bridge and the promenade is really nice there are many bars and restaurant is great. We also have wheel honestly it's very cheap and there is a view sublime upstairs for a few dollars I really recommend to make and of course the zoo and aquarium! Guaranteed unforgettable memories
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  • This was area also has good views of the harbours, as well as being by the convention center. Every Quay has an tantalizing assortment of restaurants, and vistas. If you just want to sit and people wa...  more »
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  • Darling Harbour is vibrant and exciting. The restaurants are plentiful and affordable. Our favorite spot was Darling Quarter, which has the best playground I've ever experienced. Our 7 year old was in heaven. The climbing structures are impressive, but the most fun are the water features. Kids can move dams and different gadgets to move water around the huge installation. Dress them in a bathing suit so they can really enjoy it!
  • Lots to watch. Regular festivals and fireworks. Most food options are chain restaurants (hard Rock cafe, grilled etc) amazing dance community who jam next to the ICC (convention Centre) most nights of the week from about 8pm. Tram close by. Lots of ferries and recently a giant puppet show! I recommend coming to enjoy the sights and then walking up to China town for 🍴 dinner.
  • Slightly over over developed entertainment hub with not a lot of gritty character. But if you like being around a lot of people and have a selection of mid-range quality food and beverages then this might be your go. Great views of the city sky line and close to the Casino. There are probably more interesting places to go.
  • Awesome place for having a good time with family or friends. Lots of harbour side restaurants available and a great mall as well.The ships outside the maritime museum are stunning. The Sydney skyscrapers view looks pretty cool from here in the light of setting sun and of course it looks awesome at night. Park is also here for kids to have a great time. Overall wonderful place for enjoyment even with less burden on wallet.
  • Great place to stay and enjoy the view of the ⚓ harbor. Stayed at the Park Royal hotel just a walking distance away so I get the best views of the harbor both in the morning and evening during my stay there. Darling Harbor is also a popular spot for tourist to visit as such you will find all sort of nationality gathering there especially in the evening as the place turns into a chill out spot.

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