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Darling Harbour

Open Now: 08:00 - 20:00
Open today: 08:00 - 20:00
Australian National Maritime Museum General Entry Ticket
from US$14,49*
Australian National Maritime Museum General Entry Ticket
from US$14,49*
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“maritime museum”(783 reviews)
“imax cinema”(97 reviews)
“hard rock cafe”(82 reviews)
Scenic entertainment complex that features shops, restaurants, museums and other tourist attractions.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in Best & Worst of Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9240 8500
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All reviews maritime museum imax cinema hard rock cafe ferris wheel every saturday lots of restaurants sydney aquarium chinese garden madame tussauds street performers sea life watch the world other attractions great place to visit walk around opera house fireworks
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Darling Harbour is one of my favourite Sydney locations. Great place just to wander around and watching all the life around you. And it is a food heaven with so many different eateries the only stressor is knowing which one to choose. Great shopping centre...More

Thank Moonrock1962
Reviewed yesterday

Darling Harbour is lovely to walk around and less busy than the city streets when crossing to Hyde Park or The Domain. It also has bridges to shelter under when the thunderstorms hit.

Thank MacLachlan
Reviewed yesterday

Have a walk along the wharf, go to the Aquarium, eat at some nice restaurants or take a boat somewhere, go on a sightseeingtour or whalewatching!

Thank Eva E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a few hours here in a sat afternoon nice eating places and plenty of good offers on drinks with happy hours being in between 4-6pm and good food outlets and entertainment

Thank daniel m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Darling Harbour has so many restaurants to offer as well as a beautiful view at night! Compared to Circular Quay, it has much more of a night life and is central to a lot of tourist activities such as sea life, Madame tussards, Sydney...More

Thank SuaveAusTraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in maritime history, the Maritime museum is great (and don't miss the outside Wharf bits). The nighttime light show should not be missed, and the opening of the swing bridge is worth seeing. There is also the Aquarium and Madame Tousauds...More

Thank Samjam1949
Reviewed 3 days ago

So many restaurants to choose from...wonderful place to take an evening stroll....watching the water taxis and listening to the live music.

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Darling harbour is central to all public transport and the ferry's to circular quay and taronga zoo. The atmosphere is nice and a walk over the bridge is nice.

Thank Alana S
Reviewed 4 days ago

A short walk from the centre or a ferry from Circular Quay will bring you to Darling Harbour with all its excellent restaurants, bars, big wheel, Maritime museum, shopping centre and Hard Rock cafe. Restaurants can be pricey but several offer a Aus 20 to...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots to see and do here. Beautiful harbor views. Plenty of the restaurants offer lunch specials and appealing happy hour deals. Walk to the adjacent Barangaroo area for more dining options.

Thank bcastiel
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13 December 2017|
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Response from Edward B | Reviewed this property |
We took the ferry over from Sydney Harbor and then walked back. Walk is about 30 minutes
Teresa M
11 November 2017|
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Response from Tim S | Reviewed this property |
Every Saturday evening - and sometimes at other special events and occasions
17 February 2017|
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Response from WinnipegMaggie | Reviewed this property |
I agree with first response, you can walk (30-40) min but take the ferry for the best views of the bridge. The bridge is adjacent to central Quay, darling harbour is further inland and bridge is not visible from there.