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Circular Quay

Address: Sydney Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #26 of 236 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Landmarks
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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 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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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Excellent transportation hub with an information centre on sydney transportation to guide you anywhere into the city. Get off the bus/ train at CQ and stroll along the harbour to THE ROCKS and Sydney Opera House. The views are breathtaking and also many talented street performers if you wish to sit and soak in the atmosphere. The aboriginal music by... More

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Dandenong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We got on and off the train here with easy access to the ferries. It was buzzing with people and the atmosphere was great. There are a few restaurants and cafes here. Whilst they are a bit overpriced, you're paying for the location and it is lovely to look out to the beautiful harbour, and soak up the gorgeous Harbour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The hub of Sydney, it all converges here, buses, boats, trains & taxis. The place is just buzzing with people going to and fro. There's also shops and restaurants, cafe's and bars plus the local street entertainers. Really nice atmosphere, a great place to people watch and while away a few hours. Central location, easy to head out from here... More

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On saturday my partner and my 9yr old son decided to see Interstellar. Being a 3hr movie, im partial to indulging in Gold Class on George st, but because its a new release and we were only contemplating the outing that day , the seats we wanted werent available. The same deal went for Imax. So being an ex Canberran... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Spent some enjoyable time in Circular Quay in Sydney. It was busy spot, with people accessing the Circular Quay train station, ferries, restaurants, jogging clubs running past, and tourists watching the buskers. It is a transport and cultural hub in downtown Sydney. An enjoyable visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Many times we have traveled and looked for directions to no avail. Here it was easy to find our way and get around. My suggestion here is, give the public transport system a go. Once you get the hang of it - your holiday will be fantastic. Ours was!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just love shooting in the Quay, such a stunning location. There are so many things to shoot, you really must take your camera with you. At night it comes alive with all the beautiful lights on the bridge and reflecting on the water, tripods a must!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We drove from Penrith to Sydney and caught a ferry all the way to Circular Quay and back. AT circular Quay we saw the buskers, Charlie Chaplain, Artists and lots of other people. It was crazy because their was all sorts of cultures and people. That was a cool day because we saw the Westfield shopping tower as well. As... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Another must see area of Sydney! This particular area, in my opinion, is very much the definition of Sydney for most with the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Museums, Botanical Gardens all in close proximity of each other. Just like the Rocks, expect to spend a full day around this area to see as much as you can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Loved staying right in the middle! Walking distance to every thing,trains,buses,food. We didn't need a car all week,caught buses,trains,and was able to walk every where. Loved the spot!

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