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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 #34 of 291 attractions in Sydney
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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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sydney
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I love Circular Quay. Besides the access for Ferries to Manly, Watson's Bay etc - and it's close proximity to The Rocks and also the M.C.A. (Museum of Contemporary Art) -just walking the boardwalk from Overseas Terminal right around to The Opera House is enchanting. There is always lots to see, people, buskers, Aboriginal performers, Street Artists, Living Statues, musicians... More

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London
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The Circular Quay area of Sydney is certainly the main highlight of the city. It is where the famous Harbour Bridge can be found, as well as the iconic Opera House, and is also the terminal for Sydney’s ferries, which can take you all around the waterways, from Darling Harbour to Manly! Just walking around Circular Quay, from The Rocks... More

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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197 reviews 197 reviews
79 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

There is a writer's walk all along the Quay. Circular disks tell of many different writers important in Australia. There are also disks showing where the shoreline used to be. this aside from magnificent view of the opera house in one direction, and any cruise ship which is in port in the other. Every day we were there, there was... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A visit to Circular Quay is a must if you visit Sydney. For a great experience, take a table outside at City Extras, order some raisin toast and a milkshake and just watch the world go by. Your view will include the Harbour Bridge on the left, the Opera House on the right, bustling ferries coming in and out and... More

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Melton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a great place, went there every day. It is so accessible to everything. Great eating areas there.

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melbourne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Great place to spend time before catching a Ferry. Go to Manley but enjoy your time here before making your way on the harbour and thinking about the people who arrived before you.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

everything is excellent. Many interested activities on this quay. good path straight away to the Opera House

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Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and The Rocks is just here, so it's pretty much a place you'd definitely come if you're in Sydney for the attractions. There's quite a number of cruise tours here, and also Viator is just here at near Harbour 6 I think, you can get a attractions pass for a few days on a... More

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Tiburon, CA
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224 reviews 224 reviews
59 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

A very well organized center for the extensive Sydney ferry system, as well as harbour cruises. Served by buses, trains and taxis. Also the center for tour buses. A number of cafes and restaurants. Adjacent to the cruise liner terminal and Museum of Contemporary Art, the harbour bridge, and The Rocks district. Live entertainment by buskers and artists.

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leicester, UK
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Ferries to all sorts of destinations constantly coming and going. Also the occasional cruise ship in port. Lots of fast food type eateries around general area.

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