- Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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Darling Harbour is a pedestrian district filled with a number of entertaining things to do. For instance, you'll find the largest film screen in the world at the LG IMAX Theatre Sydney, as well as the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Harbourside Shopping Centre. Multiple kid-friendly attractions and the city's convention center are also found here, not to mention some delectable cafes and restaurants.
Travelers who visit the Darling Harbour area rave about the abundance of shops, activities and restaurants offered. An ideal hangout for families, couples and solo travelers alike, many note that this bustling harbor community is better than its more well-known counterpart, Sydney Harbour. Make sure to check out the district's various street performances, and on Saturdays, stay for the 9 p.m. fireworks show, which is free to view and receives tons of praise.
You'll find Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney, neighboring Chinatown, Cockle Bay and the King Street Wharf. The area is free to visit, though many of its attractions charge an admission fee. From Circular Quay, visitors can take a short ferry ride to Darling Harbour. The light rail has two stations, Paddy's Market and Pyrmont Bay, in the neighborhood, and car parks and water taxi docks can also be found. For more about attractions, transit options and scheduled events, visit Darling Harbour's website.
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