Take time to do the tourist stuff, tours of the Opera House, have dinner at the revolving restaurant in Centre Point, take in the pubs and clubs around Darling Harbour.
Fondest memory: Drinking at the Slip Inn on a Friday night with friends.
drop by the HARBORSIDE FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE here at Darling Harbor.
From Circular Quay, you can hop onto one of the many water-taxis plying the harbor (I think it costs only A$1). There are lovely eateries here (Japanese, Aussie, Italian, Chinese, Indian, French etc... . Interesting food to cater all types of budget!). When I'm here, I usually consume Japanese food; I mean, the sashimi is really reasonable compared to those in Tokyo (but that's another story altogether). There are lots of lovely koala bear, kangeroo etc souvenirs here too.
Favorite thing: Visit the SYDNEY AQUARIUM at Darling Harbor. It is one of the largest aquariums in the world. About 5000 different Australian fish are displayed in their natural habitats. 145 meters of acrylic underwater tunnels gives you a sense of walking on the ocean floor. It is open 9.30am-9pm daily, with the last admission at 8pm.
Try the dessert at this cafe at Darling Harbour -- it's called Passionflower.... You MUST try the black sesame ice-cream...... Awesome
Fondest memory: Sitting at a cafe overlooking Hyde Park in the morning having coffee and reading a good book.
Favorite thing: This is a great placeto visit. Darling Harbour is fit for all ages and style. Visit Sydney Aquarium, watch an IMAX movie, enjoy a great dinner in the harbour and enjoy in a bar/disco.
Favorite thing: Take a ride on the monorail to Darling Harbour. There you have the Sydney Aquarium, Maritime Museum, shopping complex, Imax Cinema, and Paddy's market .
Favorite thing: Take the harbour cruise at Darling Harbour. It gives you a very nice view of the famous Opera House.
Favorite thing: Spend a day touring Darling Harbour and The Rocks, taking an afternoon harbour cruise and finish the day with a meal at Chinatown...perfect
Darling habour is very much a tourist area however,that doesn't mean you should not go there. as there is alot to see and do .
lots of good eating places and shopping as well.