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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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Rivercat - One of the best experience for overseas guests

Our overseas guests from USA enjoy this experience more than nearly all others because it is such a different experience for them. It is particularly good if you come in from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Our overseas guests from USA enjoy this experience more than nearly all others because it is such a different experience for them. It is particularly good if you come in from the west and go under the Harbour Bridge and see the Opera House for the first time. It is a very relaxing thing to do amongst the hustle and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

I love strolling around Circular Quay, all the best spots to visit in Sydney are not far away and of course the ferries depart from here, the best ones are to Manly and Parramatta. The Rocks area is only a short stroll, pubs and restaurants and a great weekend market.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Returning to Sydney after twenty years to catch a cruise ship, we used the train service to get access with our car parked over an hour away at Woy Woy. The area is well served with lifts and stair so we were on the concourse very quickly. The walk to the Passenger Terminal was punctuated with stops at many of... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Circular quay is the meeting place where folk gather in holiday mood, not far from the Opera houSe and Rjoyal Botanic gardens. A quay where all the ferries which go to places around Sydney, dock. Lots of open air cafes surround the quay, and the train station is quite close, so a great place to be,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

great area of Sydney. The atmosphere is great and there are great transport links; the ferries were our favourite. Had a wonderful little meal in one of the restaurants along the harbour front, and enjoyed people watch by the Opera House.

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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Circle Quay (Key) is the nerve center for transportation on the south shore. Located right near the ferries, it also has the train stops for the airport and a bus station to all destinations. The tickets for the bus can be purchased at a kiosk outside the McDonalds across the street from Circle Key. There are ticket machines for the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place has so much to see and do. Being right next door to the Opera House and the grate way to many other adventures. There are so many eateries to choose from with some great views. Finding the right wharf is easy to find to book tickets and get to your destination. It is very busy and full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Such a busy place! You can simply get everything over there: ferries to Manly and Taronga, trains, shops, the (maybe) first view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the way to The Rocks, people. It's the point to start from!

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Now just awash with tourists either on their way to either the opera house or the rocks. Some very expensive eateries complete this tourist mecca. I'm not so keen on it these days. 👍👍

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The unforgettable moment when you realize to be in the place you have seen so many time on tv. Very nice area, full of bars and restaurants, amazing for taking pictures of Sydney harbour.

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