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Circular Quay

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“transport hub” (83 reviews)
“opera house” (856 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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"transport hub"
in 83 reviews
"opera house"
in 856 reviews
"street performers"
in 93 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 101 reviews
"ferry terminal"
in 62 reviews
"museum of contemporary art"
in 47 reviews
"starting point"
in 34 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 29 reviews
"watch the world"
in 45 reviews
"rocks area"
in 63 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 89 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 42 reviews
"taronga zoo"
in 56 reviews
"luna park"
in 44 reviews
"walk around"
in 32 reviews
"opal card"
in 43 reviews
"sydney ferries"
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Reviewed yesterday

A real hub of Sydney from ferries to cruise ships and trains to access all of Sydney so much going on here very touristy, good McDonalds here to, difficult to miss when in Sydney

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Circular Quay is a place you will have to visit if you want to book a ferry boat to Manly or a harbour cruise. There are lots of restaurants in the Quay area but they are mostly of the fast food type so if you...More

Thank Duquesadiner
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Circular Quay is a great point in Sydney to Orientate yourself from. A lot of the great attractions are walking distance from here plus there are many ferries, buses and trains you can get. The sun is always out, there are buskers, the view is...More

Thank Kabwe
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Extremely busy, but I loved it. Loved the all boats, ships, ferries and water taxi's coming and going. View is spectacular. Lots of different types of restaurants and cafes. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank 220nancy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This quay has a few very nice restaurants and is the embarkation point for the ferries which are a must do. However, I think Darling Harbor is more exciting.

Thank philipmillermd
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Came to Circular Quay by Train on Australia Day. Glad we did. Great Atmosphere and entertainment. Wish the food in the cafes around the area were better.

Thank Katrina A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

lots of people, eateries, ferries, gorgeous views, bustling and busy and definitely worth a walkaround

Thank lannie62
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the place where the ferries leave and arrive (and also the cruise ships). It is nice to watch all the buzzing and humming, or take a ferry for a ride (wherever, really!). Also, close to the Rocks, a great historical area.

Thank Alfred V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where it all happens. Ferries, trains, restaurants, and the Opera House. What a dynamic part of Sydney. It should be on every tour.

Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As many times as we have visited the Circular Bay we always enjoy it. It is a great place to people watch and to take in all that is nearby including enjoying beautiful view of the water, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House...More

Thank KEITH10
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Ann739
31 January 2018|
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Response from WaikatoSue | Reviewed this property |
YES! Saw people doing this all the time - probably will take you 5-8 mins depending on how fast you walk.
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hongkongmay11
20 October 2017|
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Response from Howarth S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, sorry. Might depend on which boat you are taking -perhaps contact the company?
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Alison H
12 April 2015|
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Response from Leon L | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the former Customs House.
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