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Circular Quay

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Address: George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 0293876644
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Circular Quay is a colorful port where ferries and cruise ships board and...

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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Great place to walk around - try the fish at Quay Seafood near the ferry terminals - outstanding crumbed. Sorry there is no place to sit and eat, but there are benches in the... read more

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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to walk around - try the fish at Quay Seafood near the ferry terminals - outstanding crumbed. Sorry there is no place to sit and eat, but there are benches in the general area that have a nice view of the harbor area including the opera house.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is Sydney's main ferry terminus. All ferries head out from Circular Quay which is located in the heart of the city. Has many great outdoor eating places and offers beautiful views of the Harbour Bridge & the Opera House.

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Nottingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

where you can catch ferries and harbour cruises around the city of Sydney. The staff are well organised and friendly.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was busy and just a hub for people in transit from the trains to the ferry and vice versa. There are restaurants close by.

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Godfrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a well planned centre for transportation (Ferries, cruise ships, buses, metro) tourist info , views, restaurants, cafe's, shops, attractions. It has it all

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Lees Summit, Mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the heart of the Sydney Harbor area. It has lots of great places to eat and the views are fantastic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I attended a business Christmas party at this bar. It has amazing views of the Opera house and had a great DJ for the party. The service was great! The only drawback was a lack of air conditioning - it was really hot that evening!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even if you're not here to catch a ferry, or a bus, or the train to go elsewhere, strolling the length of Circular Quay is worth doing, and it's free! On a fine day, it's a great walk along flat pathways from the Sydney Opera House end of the "horse shoe" shaped quay, past the public transport interchange (ferry, bus... More 

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Lenexa, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I expected Circular Quay to be huge, but it is such a busy transit hub it seemed more active than large. Nevermind a huge Carnival ship was docked, taking up what seemed to be 25% of the entire traffic lanes. Hopping on a ferry to the Taronga Zoo or Manly is easy, cheap and fast—do it even if you don’t... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where all the ferry's come into and out of, it is also where the cruise ships port. It is very busy, especially on the weekend. We sat at a cafe and had luck a couple of times and watch the world go by. It's a nice way to walk to the Opera House if you are staying at... More 

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