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Circular Quay

Sydney Cove, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
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As featured in 3 days in Sydney
Ranked #36 of 297 Attractions in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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... more » 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. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Most ferries depart from here so this place is forever crowded. Make sure you check n the wharf number properly else it'll be long walks and frustrations... And worst, missing your ferry!!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Love walking around Circular Quay. Always bustling during the day. Caught the ferries to Taronga Zoo and Manly this visit, always fun for the kids. Efficient train service nearby too. Just brilliant at night, with the Opera House in its shining glory.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Fortunately we stayed at the Marriott at Circular Quay. It is the home of the main ferry station. Take the ferry your first day and another time, take the ferry to the zoo. Great stores, restaurants , and hotels are located at Circular Quay.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We arrived at Circular Quay station on the city loop line and if you want to explore the area than using public transport is probably the best and cheapest way to do it. The station platform itself has some great views over the harbour and we saw a fantastic sunset on one evening from here. Below on street level are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Circular in Sydney is fantastic no matter when you go. It's quite a large area with many things to do, so plan for a good half day or so to do things within the area. You'll find food places, the contemporary art gallery, Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay wharf and train station, as well as other great attractions in the... More

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Emory, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

At Circular Quay (pronounced Circular Key), you have not only the very useful Ferry service but you also have the Train service above and bus service out front. There is free Wi-Fi at the bus help stand across the street for you to map your route but the attendant was excellent and was right every time we needed help. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Circular Quay is a place you'll definitely miss when you leave Sydney. It has a great view of the Opera House and the Sydney bridge and it's a fantastic place to have a lovely and enjoyable walk along Sydney harbour. Don't forget to get a ferry to Manly or any destination and enjoy a memorable trip with fantastic Sydney ferries.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Great spot. Loved catching the ferries around Sydney and walking around circular quay to the opera house, the bridge and the rocks.

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

Love Circular Quay, one of the most spectacular places in the world. Catch a ferry to Mosman and visit the yacht club.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I walked along George Street to reach Circular Quay and it was really worth the 2km walk. At Circular Quay, you will be able to view the awesome view of Sydney Habour Bridge and Opera House. This place is a great place to take photos!

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