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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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Center of action for the Sydney Harbor

This is where the action is in Sydney. We took a harbor luncheon boat cruise from here, walked through the shops and visited the Sydney Opera House. Easy to get to via public... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Gales Ferry, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is where the action is in Sydney. We took a harbor luncheon boat cruise from here, walked through the shops and visited the Sydney Opera House. Easy to get to via public transportation, including the free bus. Something here for everybody.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Fabulous place to look around! Lots of exciting places to visit and shop! Bustling activity and people watching. Great place to stay to be close to the Fireworks!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

lots of restaurants, souvenir shops... public transport is available. Great view of the Harbour Bridge & Opera House. Should go there in the evening.. spectacular view that you cannot take your eyes off. Just sit on a concrete bench to feel it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I first went to Circular Quay in 1975- waited a long time to go back and now been three more times in just over 3 years. It is like a magnet, it draws me back. It gets very crowded and the seagulls are a big problem. They are scavengers, they are around your feet, steal food, fly low and dive... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Everything close by, Public transport all together, buses, trains, Ferrys, to Darling Harbor, Lunar Park, Manly, walk to the Opera house, all the cafes and restaurants on the way, even jet boat rides available. The hub of the City, McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, Ice cream, Coffee, friendly helpful staff everywhere. so much to do.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Anyone visiting Sydney without a doubt must go for a wander around Circular Quay. The Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are the most iconic structures in Sydney. You can walk around the Opera house, inside the Opera house, over the bridge or go across the water in a ferry to different destinations. From Circular Quay it is also an... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lovely part of the city but the ferry area itself is crowded and outdated, needs a bit of work. MAny restaurants and cafes around, the park near the art musuem makes for a great place to relax, have lunch and watch the harbour go by

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We walked from the opera house to The Rocks via the Quay. It is very interesting. A total mixing pot of different people, cultures and languages. I can happily spend a day here people watching

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great area as can explore the old Rocks area and converted warehouses, the Opera House, the contemporary Modern Art Museum and ride on a ferry to Many or anywhere on the Harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This area leads onto the two of the worlds most iconic structures; Sydney opera house and Sydney bridge. Various shops, ferry terminals and trains.

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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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