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 place is great. It has all the boat rides and family trip you could ask for all in one area. A must visit part of Sydney.  more »
  • Relax in the laid-back feel. You can go to play at places such as Taronga Zoo, boat ride from here. Many including the famous steak shops nearby. Great night.
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  • There is nothing much to do here but to chill and relax. The season we were here was in end of spring and near to summer. The wind and temperature are just nice. If time is permitted, do visit around 7 to 8 in the evening when the lights are on. In the afternoon, there are a lot of cafe to chill at which is a great experience too. Hope that you would enjoy the scenery here.
  • Best place to be specially during evening or night...there's always something going on...street performances, people dancing or someone playing piano or guitar. Or if you want to be alone, just wander to the far end away from the hustle bustle.Its so lively and romantic. I go there at least once a week and still can't get enough of it :)

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