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Circular Quay

George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9387 6644
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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 Museum of Contemporary Art where a sculpture garden on the roof is as much a view as the waterways below.
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  • Average8%
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“opera house” (758 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
+61 2 9387 6644
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The quay is convenient to everything--opera house, botanical gardens, the Rocks, bridge, ferries, buses. And there is food here--lots of quick, inexpensive places to grab food as you go places and take photos. Also a fun place to people watch.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The cove of boats. Access to many points from the Harbour Ferries to day cruises depart from here. The Captains artfully come & go at quite a pace. Ticket booths helpfully advise where to board. Well done Sydney

Thank codym481
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must-visit site when you're going through Sydney. Cafes are a bit overpriced but if you're on holiday and can splurge, the view is well worth the $$$. IG: @tyuuuuu

Thank Thomas Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Circular Quay is such a beautiful place to visit or to just sit or wander. Look for all the history and try to find the original shoreline on the Opera House side of the Quay. Walk up into the Botanic Gardens just behind the Opera...More

Thank Jane I
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked around here after climbing the Bridge on the way to the opera house. Nice area with lots of activity. Perfect postcard picture location. Almost looks fake as I've seen this area on TV/movies so often. Good place to visit to add to the Sydney...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Circular Quay Sydney is one of the best locations in Australia. With its ferrys, International cruise Terminal, shops restaurants, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera house it would have to be the most enjoyable place to stroll around and enjoy yourself.

Thank Mr. Mario C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a lovely area to visit, however, there was some construction which made the navigation a bit difficult.

Thank TravelUSAToday
Reviewed 5 days ago

Of course this is where you'll take the ferries or cruises while in Sydney. Also good stop on the metro too. However, it's also one of the best places to see sunset and also all through the day to take good pics of the bridge...More

Thank jenabaintheworld
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just another wharf in my book. Lots of people, places to eat, boats, bus and train terminal. There are a few unique arts and craft shops but nothing stands out.

Thank aqwn2be
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to meet up and grab a bite to eat and people watch. Lots of shops and restaurants. Often events held in the area. The Bastille Festival is taking place July 13-17 Celebrating the spirit of Bastille. The much-loved BBR Festival is in its...More

Thank David W
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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