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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
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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 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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You have to go here if you come to Sydney. This is the oldest part of Sydney, and it's a must see! You learn about all the history of the harbour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to go here if you come to Sydney. This is the oldest part of Sydney, and it's a must see! You learn about all the history of the harbour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 559 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the hub of the ferry system and also has many nice restaurant choices and shopping. Great place to stroll around and people watch too.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are several good restaurants to choose from, all with great views no matter where you seat. The bridge on one end and the Opera house on the other. The cruise ships and the ferries coming in and out. Great for people watching .

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Trains and buses are all accessible to and from Circular Quay. From there you can access the cheap ferries that go everywhere and make Sydney one of the most beautiful harbours in the world to experience. Sunday's are very busy as an all day ticket on buses/trains and ferries is only about $2.50

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Berkeley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love going to Circular Quay any time when in Sydney. From here you can visit so many places of interest The Opera House, Botanic Garden Walk and of course there are the ferries that can take you any where. Not forgetting The Rocks apart from the history there are some great shops and art galleries.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not only is the view terrific but there are great places to eat, a good movie theatre, and the view is one of the most beautiful I've seen.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the place to visit when in Sydney. There is so much to do and see from shopping, to climbing the bridge, catching ferries, visiting the opera house or lounging around in the gardens. There are heaps of buskers around making it always seem like a party. Also if you are lucky you can view a big cruise ship... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

brilliant place to visit, lots to do plenty of shops loads of places to eat some right on quay side, a must see place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Street performers, outdoor restaurants, ferries, and lots of people. Circular Quay is an active location that has a good vibe. Walk around the corner for views of Opera House or just stroll along and check out menus. This is also the place to get ferries to other parts of Sydney, including the Taronga Zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed discovering the restaurants, the shops and the tour of the Opera House the convenience of the railway was a bonus.

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