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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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lots of good restaurants, shops and near the opera house. Cool place to hang out and take he ferrys. great views! near the bridge too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

lots of good restaurants, shops and near the opera house. Cool place to hang out and take he ferrys. great views! near the bridge too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Circular Quay is easy to get to with public transportation. Most subway lines stop here, you can catch a ferry across harbor. If anything, the best part of coming here is to see The Opera House and Sydney Harbor Bridge (which are a must for anyone in Sydney) Some restaurants along dock but other than that not much to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Nice walk along the harbor to Opera house. There lost of food shops and restaurants to stop for food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Situated between the harbour bridge and the opera house, this location offers great views, a good ferry service and has some nice restaurants

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A documentary that the Australian government television station screened this week on Captain Arthur Phillip suggested that Circular Quay had sandy shores around 1790 when first settled. This is hard to comprehend today with Circular Quay being Sydney's main bus and ferry terminal as well as playing host to the 1955 era Circular Quay railway station on Sydney Trains' City... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Circular Quay is not only easy to get to by train, bus, ferry or by foot, it also offers some incredible views of Sydney's best known tourist attractions, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Head here to catch a ferry to start exploring the many fantastic places along the harbour, including Manly, Mosman and Cockatoo Island. You... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Walk through it to catch a ferry to somewhere lovely, walk past it to get to the Opera House, walk back to the Museum of Contemporary Art. Do not bother to stop. Circular Quay is nothing in itself, it's - a transport hub.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Let's face it...who wouldn't like being able to wander the quay and taste any type of cuisine, including great pastries...watch the world go by and wind up with a spectacular view of the Harbour and the Opera House? It's a nice place, especially early in the morning on a sunny day when the crowds aren't yet up and about. That... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great spot with plenty going on. Clean, tidy, nice views, well sign posted with which ferry to catch. People there were very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

very organised and systematic approach to reach place and very neatly manintained. Loved the view of both opera house and Habour bridge.

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Address: Address: George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney

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