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Circular Quay is a colorful port where ferries and cruise ships board and depart, and boat watching can be as good a pastime as people watching. While street performers entertain outside, those wanting a more cultural experience can head into the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed yesterday

Circular Quay is a main transport hub for ferries. Great clear information boards. Also restaurants etc. great experience.

Thank Frances S
Reviewed yesterday

This is where everything leaves and returns. Busy but in a good way. Some plush apartments above the shops overlooking everything that’s going on.

Thank mglrowan
Reviewed yesterday

With the fabulous rocks on one side and the magnificent opera house on the other and of course ferries going all over the world’s most beautiful harbour. What’s not to love?

Thank Scott R
Reviewed yesterday

There is nothing quite like a stroll round Circular quey. Its a real hive of activity. Here you can catch ferries to many different places around the sydney waterfront. Jump aboard the Manly ferry and havefish and chips on the beach or grab a ferry...More

Thank GAGASydney
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very busy area of what should be a calm area to walk through. At the intersection of a train station and harbour ferry terminals, it is chaos galore on a weekend. This area needs urgent attention by the government to make it more people...More

Thank Mulloes
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great little place, you can easily stroll from one side to the other in under an hour. Always lots to look at from buskers and markets to cruise ships and sneaky seagulls. Heaps of places to stop for a snack or coffee.

Thank KathleenGaza
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's not too long a walk between the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and you'll walk right around Circular Quay. Can be quite busy, but there are plenty of places to eat nearby and it's great for a stroll on a sunny day.

Thank Marie P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Quite a distance walking with a disabled passenger from Circular Quay train station to the passenger terminal. Not everyone can afford the passenger transfer after the cost of the cruise. Yes, it would have been easier if a wheelchair accompanied our disabled companion, however as...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Circular Quay (pronounced key) handles much of the harbor ferry traffic as well as the cruise ships. The downtown flows right down to the quay and the Opera House is one anchor of the circular quay. If in Sydney a must place to go....More

Thank DaleRachmeler
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for catching the ferries to all areas around Sydney, the trains and buses all stop here too. There are lots of eateries round the quay, and it's close to the "rocks" area, a nice quaint area, again with lots of shops/eateries

Thank tony s
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Response from Debra D | Reviewed this property |
Hurricanes Grill is a great restaurant. Great quality and reasonably priced.
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Yeah..its perfectly fine