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Address: George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Circular Quay is a colorful port where ferries and cruise ships board...

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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Loved this whole area which is serviced by Trains, Ferries, buses and Cruise Ships. The Harbour Bridge is right here along with the Opera House, Botanic Gardens, The Rocks etc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Ferntree Gully
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this whole area which is serviced by Trains, Ferries, buses and Cruise Ships. The Harbour Bridge is right here along with the Opera House, Botanic Gardens, The Rocks etc. Buskers were operating and heaps of people everywhere with lots of cafes and restaurants. Lots of seats to rest our weary legs. Extremely multicultural.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just walking around the Circular Quay is entertainment. It can get crowded but it soon thins out after you go right or left at the entrance off Pitt St Lots of restaurants but be a bit picky and look at the menus posted outside before entering.......there are different versions of fish and chips and oysters on the half shell!!! Walk... More 

Thank paul s
Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hub of Sydney. Shops, restaurants, everything a tourist would need. Once your on George Street you can walk everywhere. The Rocks is a fun place daytime or night time. There is a flea market where you need to really shop price because I purchased a necklace with a sterling silver necklace and then saw it for quite a bit... More 

Thank jelly3635
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is nice to sit around and do people watching. The harbour is also picturesque with a lot of slow boat and speed boat. The birds were also aggressive in preying on left over food.

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Pasig City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Alongside visiting the Harbour, a trip to the Quay is also a must especially if you love dining as the area is full of lovely restaurants and cafes. This is also where you can find the ferries to the other beach islands such as Manly, Don't forget to go to The Rocks to take in some history.

Thank Denise C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The CQ area is the epicenter of the action. Of course it is walkable from most places, but you can also take the train to the Circular Quay train station/ferry docks and you are there! From CQ docks is where you can ride the ferry to Manley and also to Taronga Zoo. Additionally, a ferry from CQ to Darling Harbor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From here you can take the ferries to a number of Sydney's beaches. I would recommend that you take the ferry to Manly which would save you from having to pay the high price of a harbour cruise, and you get to see the sights including the bridge and opera house. A sort walk gets you to the Rocks on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To me this was the center of Sydney, it's where the ferries leave, has shops, restaurants, and tons of nice hotel nearby. You're also near the Sydney Opera House, within walking district, and on the other side you have the Rocks..a historic area..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

so many things happening around this area .you can keep busy forever.i just loved being here all the time.though in the 80 it had more character-now it is a tourist place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Circular Quay is full of restaurants and bars overlooking the ever-awesome Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Come at about 5pm to have dinner and then continue for drinks while watching the sunset behind the skyscrapers. It amazes me every single time!

Thank Yudi L

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