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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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a ferry and bus terminal with a great view

This is a departure point for ferries and buses. As such, there is nothing remarkable. However, its location is great for the view. If you look in front, you can see the Opera... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a departure point for ferries and buses. As such, there is nothing remarkable. However, its location is great for the view. If you look in front, you can see the Opera House, which is very close; You can see the Bay bridge, the Rock section of the city. And behind is a great skyline view of the center... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Corcular quay is one of the most beautiful spots in Sydney. With the train line and the ferries the place is always teeming witb people. There's plenty of choice with all of the restaurants and bars along the quay. Street acts are brilliant. A very vibrant place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Looks so similar to marina bay in singapore with iconic harbor bridge & opera house by it's side. Spent hours leisurely strolling on circular quay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Good spot to sit in the park on a nice day and watch the world go by. Ferries, trains and buses all depart from here. Lots of eating places to choose from. Contemporary art museum and The Rocks nearby for a stroll and a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

You could spend the entire day here, there are so many things to do and see. Having a lunch overlooking the harbour milling through the shops its certainly a nice day out !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Beautiful area where the ferries leave from, always entertainment going on as well as plenty of superb views of the Opera House and the Harbour. Restaurants a plenty, highly recommend you spend some time here.

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thurrock essex uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Circular Quay is certainly I think the hub of Sydney, what with the cruise terminal, whilst we were there the three Cunard Queen's Victoria, Elizabeth & Mary 2 were docked as well as The Voyger of the Seas and others. As well as being the centre for the ferries, their are many round trips around the harbour as well as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We found the best hot chocolate - even better than specialist cafes and chocolate shops - at Pier 5 (Parramatta RiverCat route). The soy option was superb, and unlike too many others, it wasn't loaded with sugar! The nearby Royal Copenhagen Icecream was great too. The best value harbour experience is to buy the $24 multi pass, then you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Circular Quay is the hub of Sydney Harbour, situated at a small inlet called Sydney Cove. We were walking straight from George street all d way to the quay. Certainly nice to walk around circular quay, to start enjoying the view of the Harbour Bridge, passing the ferry terminals on your left, row of shops/restaurant on your right, further better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great atmosphere, plenty of eateries and shops, not to mention the opera house, and the never ending magical view of the Harbour Bridge. If you have a little extra time, take a walk around the Botanical gardens, right next to the Opera House.

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