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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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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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Nice area

I've been here numerous times to catch cruise ships. There are some nice bars around to pass the time until you board the ship.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I've been here numerous times to catch cruise ships. There are some nice bars around to pass the time until you board the ship.

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Sippy Downs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You must visit Circular Quay. This is where you can catch a ferry across the Harbour, view the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Photo opportunities galore!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a busy place for locals and tourists both since it's where most of the ferries go through. But there are many cafes and restaurants and places to sit to people watch and take a breather. Also some good souvenir shops

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A bustling, busy place with extra interest at weekends. Lots of street entertainers, music and restaurants. Just the place to sit and people watch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute must see, must go to place when in Australia. It has the glorious Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Ferries and great restaurants all in one place . Outstanding views, good food, family friendly and street entertainment. You can walk around, sit and eat a packed lunch, fine at an expensive restaurant or buy some... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit Sydney, I take a walk to Circular Quay. Great atmosphere and lots of places to grab a bite to eat. By far the most enjoyable part is just sitting down watching people walk past and the ferries come and go. Add to that the backdrop of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and you have the... More 

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Perth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's an interesting place to be for a little while because of course you have the Bridge and the Opera House, but the Quay itself is really a ferry terminal. There are some restaurants around and some things happening, but this is not really a destination as such for tourists to go to see in itself.

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A hub of activity with numerous city ferries and tour boats coming and going like clockwork. Many little touristy shops for your postcards and T-shirts. Frequently Aboriginal street performances. Lots of stands to buy cups of coffee or tea and something to eat while you wait. Handy machines to buy your tickets or an actual store front where you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to spend a little time relaxing and enjoying a meal before a busy day out and about in Sydney

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Circular Quay is full of tourists and locals and is always busy. It is the main thoroughfare for the ferries & boats and also where the trains & buses intersect however it is still a beatiful port day or night. There are restaurants, bars, take away food outlets, street performers and some touristy type shops which are fun to have... More 

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