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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%
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“transport hub” (84 reviews)
“opera house” (871 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 84 reviews
"opera house"
in 871 reviews
"street performers"
in 96 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 107 reviews
"ferry terminal"
in 64 reviews
"museum of contemporary art"
in 48 reviews
"starting point"
in 38 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 32 reviews
"watch the world"
in 47 reviews
"rocks area"
in 72 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 97 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 45 reviews
"taronga zoo"
in 59 reviews
"luna park"
in 45 reviews
"walk around"
in 35 reviews
"sydney ferries"
in 37 reviews
"opal card"
in 44 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If visiting Sydney, it is an absolute must to visit Circular Quay, with it bars, cafes and street performers, there is something for everyone and of course, you get a full view of the opera House and Sydney harbour Bridge. Plus it is the central...More

Thank Oamaruvian
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Situated on Sydney's waterfront. A great area as it has all the services you need. (Ferries, Trains, Restaurants etc.) Has some great restaurants and historic areas. Close to The Rocks and the Opera House. Would recommend visiting the area for all tourists.

Thank Taylor P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Congested passenger drop-off area,baggage drop-off area chaotic very basic facilities whole place needs an upgrade

Thank Vicbarlv
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Easy to navigate and everything you want to see gravitates from here including all of the transportation. Stay close to here.

Thank robeyg
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently did a tour of the Opera House and before we went on this tour we had coffee and toast at the Circular Quay and then later shared a fish and chip lunch at one of the cafes, reasonably priced.

Thank Hardys607
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice spot to see the Sydney Harbour. Walk along the boardwalk and shop along the way. All kinds of clothes and souvenir stores...and restaurants too...Catch a ferry to Manly beach too if you wish.

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit the quay when waiting for our cruise ship and it never disappoints. Love how there are always things to see and artists to watch

Thank SuePC2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Circular Quay is where the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge is. Sit at opera bar to enjoy the view,just guard your food against the seagulls.

Thank Eric_LohSG
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a dirty part of Sydney, lot of road works but still had no ambiance about it, lots of homeless people sadly

Thank Twotravellers2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to get off one of the Sydney Ferries and visit some of the restaurants and shops in the area. it is central to many things so make sure you make your way here when you are in Sydney.

Thank PatBob56
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Ann739
31 January 2018|
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Response from mg7188 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah..its perfectly fine
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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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