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Darling Harbour

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Australian National Maritime Museum General Entry Ticket
from US$14.66*
Australian National Maritime Museum General Entry Ticket
from US$14.66*
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“maritime museum”(791 reviews)
“imax cinema”(97 reviews)
“hard rock cafe”(83 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This iconic place is simply too stunning and complex to review. Let me just say if you are traveling to Sydney, this is the place to be! You cant go wrong here!

10  Thank USMC_Recon_2003
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 December 2006

We had a wonderful few days touring around Sydney and Darling Harbour. Visited the Aquarium, Paddy's Market etc etc and tried out a number of the restuarants. Can't fault most of them but give CMC ( Citi Marina Cafe) a miss. Shocking service, bad food,...More

10  Thank keznscud
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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

Stroll around and see Sydney Aquarium ( dive is a must) beautiful gardens lots to see and do. Casino close by

Thank davlynh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used a ferry from the Circular Quay to this harbour , on the way to the Fish Market. Yes, you can use a train as well and it’s cheaper , but you can enjoy more fun on the ferry. You can use Opal card...More

Thank Travel63825591907
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Many of the office being situated bear harbour, it's very busy place. One can see people all around the harbour either enjoying the view or having food. Lots of eateries to choose from and nice shopping area too. You can also take ferries from here...More

Thank 441ipsitad
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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Thank Trail827793
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our hotel room at the Sofitel overlooked the harbour and we spent hours looking at the different attractions. The tall boats with multiple masts coming in and out, the Fireworks that occur weekly, the range of restaurants and the gelato, oh the gelato - perfect...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such I great water front venue,has plenty of restaurants, activities going on such as buskers, madam tussauds, the aquarium, and the wildlife sanctuary, an maritime museum at most of all a great walk around surrounded by water,just a fantastic place to visit on a sunny...More

Thank walkthetalkthewalk
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love Darling Harbour. Take a leisurely stroll around the harbour. Sit and relax, grab yourself a coffee or glass of wine from the many cafes or have a meal from the many restaurants. There are so many to choose from. Do a bit of...More

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I cross the harbour every year and it gets better every time, the restaurants around it keep improving as do the attractions museums and views.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great area to stroll around and feel the breeze. Many picturesque building and attractions for one's camera. Lot's of interesting food and restaurants along the way

Thank cha0318
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful view, good for an afternoon or evening walk. There is a Ferris wheel that kids will love as well as the maritime museum, zoo, aquarium and wax museum. Easily accessible by LRT and bus.

Thank kruban78
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14 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.