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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the beating heart of sydney. Meeting place and main transport hub. Great place to experience the harbour on a cheap public ferry.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Circular quay provides the best views to two of the world's best icons, the harbour bridge and the amazing opera house. There is much more. The ferries take you to all sorts of locations and provide the cheapest harbour cruises you will find. The 3...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Reuben M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Busy place full of tourists and workers. A huge Transport hun trains/buses/ferrys /& new light rail. not many cars. masses & masses of people. T he only thing which spoils it are the homeless & beggers.THERE IS A LACK OF SIGNS & PUBLIC TOILETS....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rusty W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Circular Quay is the hub for harbour transport. Easy to reach with the trains and then you catch a ferry anywhere around the harbour. If you are feeling a little peckish and need a sneaky snack .. there is a Hungry Jacks (Burger King) and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In many ways this is a true hub of Sydney. The ferries ply back and forth to the suburbs and there is a real energy to be absorbed from the throng of peeople around you. Excellent eateries add to the pleasure.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bill291
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent place to sit in one of the many bars and eateries in the sun and just watch the world go by with its many oddities and coming and goings of ferries etc

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots happening hers, suburban trains, ferries, shops, cafes, the magnificent bridge and the opera house. Buskers entertaining and people in red ready and waiting to help tourists. Just a short walk to the rocks as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jandp768
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that we had wonderful weather or that it is the ferry hub but this place is busy! Has the attractions of Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Botanical Gardens and Rocks on its door step. Has many good restaurants and lots of souvenir shops. Definately...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank owlesey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in the Circular Quay area, and it made things very easy to navigate. Not only is it one of the main stops of Sydney ferry traffic, with not only the public ferries but also private ferries that are commonly used...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AmandaA4956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast! Ferried our to one of the bays and enjoyed cold bear and hot “chips”. What a pleasant way to see the harbor, the Opera House, and the beautiful bridge.

Date of experience: May 2019
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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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Linda C
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Response from Ren264 | Reviewed this property |
Hi no idea by train....you need to research it....we went everywhere by ferry.....lovely city. enjoy
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So many places around.... we love the central location of city extra. It’s casual dining and the pancakes are always a hit with the kids.
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