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Circular Quay

Address: George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #27 of 273 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Circular Quay is a colorful port where ferries and cruise ships board...
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Circular Quay is arguably the centre of the harbour - it's the place where the ferries, tour boats, and speed-thrill jets are based and you can catch a waterborne vessels for many interesting and fun trips. There are plenty of attractions (including street entertainment) just near here besides the quay including the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This place always has buskers, and interesting street artists. It also has it's fair share of homeless sitting around, and it's a transit centre to get to the ferries from one end of sydney to the other. It is atmospheric, full of transport and people in a hurry to get a ferry. And you can see the pan around view... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Frequent this place often as it's always a great hive of interesting activity BUT BEWARE the local toilets are closed very quickly and if u should b occupied in one of the stalls there is a possibility u can get locked in. Happened to me and it took them over half an hour to find someone who could let me... More 

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Paralimni, Cyprus
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Another area of hustle and bustle Circular Quay is the home of the Sydney Ferries, with 5 separate Piers adjacent to most routes and the nearby train station this area is extremely busy 7 days a week. On one side of the quay is the famous Harbour Bridge and on the other the equally famous Opera House. Along the bridge... More 

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Ferntree Gully, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Circular Quay is not to be missed when visiting Sydney. With the coathanger (Harbour Bridge) on the left and the Opera House on the right, both within sight and walking distance, you've ticked off a couple of Sydney icons in one go. Busy, bustling and manic, particularly if there is a cruise ship in port, the Quay itself is an... More 

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Circular Quay is a top spot as a Sydney cruise ship port. It is so convenient to all amenities, such as ferries to go across the harbour, train station, hotels, taxies, buses, plenty of dining options, shopping and close to the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, all in walking distance. It is just a great place to... More 

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Tauranga
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

it is a awesome place and it is the hub of Sydney it is easy to access by train ferry taxi of car or bike and there is lots of sreet entertainment and it is a short walk away from the Sydney opera house so visit soon

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Adelaide, Australia
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75 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If you are visting Sydney this is a must visit location. The ferry terminal,the nearby Rocks,, Opera house,the Bridge... its all here.Take a ferry ride any where and see Sydney from the harbour.Its stunning

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This to is a great place to watch people coming and going. Ferries to catch to many destinations. Lots of street entertainment, Fun place.

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Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is the hub of all local travel. You can catch the ferries and light rail here. I would recommend buying the all day pass which gives you unlimited travel on the ferries, buses, light rail, and train. Worth the $24.

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