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Circular Quay

Sydney Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
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As featured in 3 days in Sydney
Ranked #35 of 292 attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Bendigo, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Wow loved Circular Quay Lots to see ships ferries shops street music and art Great views of opera house and bridge. We got to see a giant cruise ship coming into the quay, being from the country this was amazing! Train station is there too, toilets

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Auckland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Love visiting Circular Quay. Walk to the right from the main entrance and we end up at the Opera House. Walk to the left and there is the Contemporary Museum of Fine Art. Sit on one of the benches outside the museum and enjoy the mesmerising vistas of the harbour, the Opera House and everything else. A multicultural atmosphere in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a good place to see the opera house. It is the place where you can take ferry to many places in Sydney. Please check the timetable in advance.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Enjoyed the whole experience. The ferries are a fabulous way to get around. The people working around the Quay are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Great restaurants, cafes and walks. Enjoyed immensely.

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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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46 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The quay is the area where the ferries leave and depart from, it's also where the international ships dock. You have views of the Harbour, the Opera House, people watching. Restaurants line Circular Quay. Find a spot at the end of the tourist day to have a coffee and people watch or on your way out for the evening, have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Clean, beautiful. Great for people watching and chilling with a glass of wine. Lovely views, get the ferry to manly and the zoo - fab views of the opera house.

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94022
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We really didn't stay in Circular Quay. It basically served as the hub to go to Manly, go to the Opera House, go to The Rock, go to Luna Park, go to Bondi Beach, go to ... it is a transit hub and we certainly take advantage of it. By the way, the transit worker inside the building working on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We came over on one of the many ferrys that service Sydney and its suburbs. We had young ones in tow, so great to have plenty to look at and places to rest. The swiss chocolate shop was a touch snobby, but that aside, was a great central place to explore with public transport options right by to explore further... More

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It is a nice beautiful place. Took the ferry there to the Zoo. The ferry gives you a good view on the Opera House and Sydney Bridge. Good walk alone.

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Manchester
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Fabulous place to people watch always busy loads of bars and restaurants just spend the day witha great selection of snacks and a few glasses of you favourite tipple fantastic

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