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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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“transport hub” (81 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

If you're lucky enough to catch a ferry ride from this area to another place in Sydney or even the zoo then you will be in for a treat as the views are very nice and the ones you envision when you think of Sydney.

Thank Brix510
Reviewed 28 November 2016

You can reach this location by train, Ferry or with the Bus after a short walk. The view around is spectacular and there are so many things to see that you need at least the whole day. It is also very good to stay around...More

Thank Giuseppe F
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Its the place to go if you need to catch a ferry, boat etc. Very very busy place. Lots going on. Plenty of Restaurants and places to get drinks. Great atmosphere

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a train station, bus station and ferry terminal. It's main function is transit hub, hence it is very busy. There are always a number of street entertainers varying from very poor to very good. The restaurants are designed for fast through put. It...More

Thank brucemaree
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Visited Circular Quay and Darling Harbour for the first time in many years last weekend. Both areas extremely busy. The worst part was breathing in other peoples cigarette smoke plus seeing the number of butts on the ground.!! What a mess, plus other general litter....More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This is the hub of Sydney, sandwiched inbetween the Harbor Bridge and much recognized Sydney Opera House, where you find tickets for tours and ferry boat rides. You can even buy a combination of ferry and zoo tickets to take you to the opposite side...More

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We came here in 2008 and loved Sydney this time we found a big change. At Circular Quay restaurants had cut down the tables in front on their pavement and all the little shops had gone. Too many chinese or Asian restaurants and no Australian...More

Thank boltontraveller505
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Circular Quay is a must to visit for all the hive of activity with the different ferries coming and going. Ferries to everywhere leave from here. If you don't visit her you haven't been to Sydney.

Thank jaav
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a good place to just kill some time and walk around or grab some food, there is a lot to choose from.

Thank FogHat13
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I have heard they are going to upgrade the area and can't wait till they do. Expect it to be busy at all times and be patient. Read the signs carefully if travelling on the ferry. Customer service is a bit of a hit and...More

Thank Nicole L
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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20 October 2017|
Response from Howarth S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, sorry. Might depend on which boat you are taking -perhaps contact the company?