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“A good place to start” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Circular Quay

Circular Quay
George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #29 of 239 Attractions in Sydney
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.
Sydney, Australia
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“A good place to start”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

There are one-day and weekly tickets of various sorts for public transport. All the ferries go to and from Circular Quay, and you can see a lot of the harbour by riding a few of the ferries, while paying far less than for one cruise. Get there by bus, train or ferry, leave by walking to the opera house, the botanic gardens or the Rocks.

Visited January 2013
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“This is the centre of the tourist location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Great walk from Circular Quay Station to the Opera House and get to take in a good view of the Bridge. Then walk back round to the other side to view the Opera House across the water.

Carry on around into The Rocks for souvenirs and historic early Sydney.

Visited December 2012
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“Busy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

A necessary part of the waterfront, avoid the "middle" section as it is very busy with commuters, both sides offer great tourist opportunities!

Visited December 2012
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“Lovely stroll on the weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Even for Sydney-siders, this is still a lovely place to come for a stroll on the weekend. Avoid business day peak hour, when people are rushing around catching trains and ferries. Walk from the Rocks to the Opera House and enjoy the view of the Harbour, the Bridge. On a sunny day, there's nothing quite like Sydney Harbour.

Visited December 2012
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“Loved the atmosphere - a fun walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the way you could walk from the Opera House to the ferry terminals, with great food and views along the way.

Visited December 2012
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