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Circular Quay

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Address: George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
0293876644
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Circular Quay is a colorful port where ferries and cruise ships board and...

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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Interesting location, really pretty.

Love watching the ships and ferries cruise in and out. Nearby restaurants are a must. Well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Love watching the ships and ferries cruise in and out. Nearby restaurants are a must. Well worth a visit.

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melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A hub of activity. We had a room at the Marriott which overlooked the quay and we watched the ferries and cruise ships coming in and out. Great location to see and be a part of.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Circular Quay is in the heart of Sydney's harbour. Great location to see the Sydney bridge, The Opera House, catch a ferry or find out about the various boat tours offered. Lots of restaurants and tourists shops as well. We were there over New Years and it was packed with people; it was a much nicer experience when the crowd... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is must see and must be place in Sydney. it is Main Ferry terminal and you can see big liners and ferries departing all day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

People come here for the Opera House and the bridge, the Rocks and the ferries to Taronga Zoo, Manly and elsewhere, but there are museums as well, and of course plenty of places to eat, drink and shop. It's a useful transport hub as well - but of course all of this means it gets VERY crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to chill and eat. This is where you can get a transport going to Manly, Taronga zoo etc. The place is also bear the Rocks where you can shop, drink etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our cruise ship left from this area and the views were fantastic, everyone needs to visit this area when visiting Sydney

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our cruise ship docked at circular quay, and we took advantage of having lunch at east bank cafe & bar , it was very good value with $17 dollar lunch specials , we ate , then strolled down the quay towards the Sydney opera house for amazing photos of the harbour bridge, opera house & of course our cruise ship!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in Sydney to catch a cruise ship to New Zealand a few days ago , we had flown from Melbourne and got the train from Sydney Airport to Circular Quay and the cruise terminal is right there in front of you , great , very handy. It is such a terrific place to walk around, the harbour is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking around this area and taking the ferry to several stops around the harbor. The ferries ran on time and were a wonderful to see the area near Circular Quay.

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