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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
November 10, 2010
From journal The Heart of the Harbour: Sydney Cove & Darling Harbour
London, United Kingdom
October 29, 2009
From journal Things to See in Sydney
May 5, 2006
From journal Sydney: Worth All the Fuss
May 1, 2006
From journal The watery city of Sydney - Gleaming, Glittering and Gigantic
November 28, 2004
The major attractions include: the Sydney Aquarium, the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Chinese Garden of Friendship, an IMAX Theatre, the Powerhouse Museum, the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Cockle Bay Wharf and King Street Wharf, and the Harbourside Shopping Centre.One could spend all day here or spend a little time on multiple visits instead.The Chinese Garden of Friendship was already closed when we went by late in the afternoon. The IMAX was playing features that were of no interest. We arrived late at Sydney Aquarium and were given the helpful advice to come back another day to get the full benefit of the aquarium, which we did. The Harbourside Shopping Centre and Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre contains a lots of shops and some restaurants. Cockle Bay Wharf has waterfront-view restaurants.
From journal SYD
July 1, 2003
Our return on Sunday afternoon to Darling Harbour led to a degree of confusion and the taxis called in advance couldn't find the nearest pick up spot to the wharf! The approach to the wharf is down a flight of stairs making luggage handing tricky. Likely there is another way down, but as the Captain Cook's Explorer is not accessible for people using wheel chairs, this detail is less important at the moment.
Check your travel documents and the Captain Cook cruises office on Circular Quay for you exact departure point. Our original documents did say 'Circular Quay' a few minutes walk from our hotel, but in the meantime the change was made to the King's Wharf on Darling Harbour. Although if you had gone to the wrong place, a quick dash in a water taxi would have gotten you to the ship in short order.
From journal Australia on Top--Capt. Cook Explorer
June 14, 2002
From journal Sydney in December
May 6, 2002
The harbor itself is pretty to look at, both day and night. The mall contains restuarants, cafes, and all the regular stores. I got a Lowe camera bag on clearance there for about $12US which was an amazing deal. In the mall you'll also find a 1 hour photo developing shop. I was able to get my APS film developed there.
The monorail has a stop at Darling harbor and loops around the city. For few dollars you can ride the full loop or stop off at one of the museums.
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a short walk from here. It was established to preserve and share the heritage of the many Chinese immigrants to this part of Australia. The garden is beautiful and inexpensive to visit. Stop and have tea at the Tea House.
At night head over to Star City where you can to try your luck at the casino with over 200 tables and 1500 slot machines. Catch movie a one of theatres there or wander around the mall. There's many restaurants including Plant Hollywood and a number of night clubs.
From journal 12 Days in Oz - Sydney
March 8, 2002
The Sydney Aquarium and the Australian National Maritime Museum greet visitors if one is coming in by ferry. Just south of these two museums, two popular shopping and dining complexes flank the water: Harbourside and Cockle Bay Wharf. The hits keep coming: Chinatown, Star City Casino, Powerhouse Museum, markets, parks, and much much more! It is pleasant to just wander about and let something or someone catch your fancy.
The Darling Harbour area is well-served by several modes of public transportation: ferry, bus, monorail, and light rail.
From journal Bill in Australia - SYDNEY