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“opera house”(912 reviews)
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
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 October 2007

If you aim for Circular Quay you will be pretty close to most things! If you are staying near to or in the Rocks area of Sydney, aim for Circular Quay on the train from the Airport. If you want to get on one of...More

12  Thank HarperG50
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 April 2009

The 'non' Circular Quay is one of the most famous places in Australia. How could it not be, with the Sydney Opera House a short stroll on one side and the Overseas Passenger Terminal that plays host to large cruise ships on the other? It...More

5  Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hop-on, Hop-off bus stops at all the main tourist spots. Highly recommend it. The bus is also good for the Bondi Beach - for the same price. Plenty of good eating spots on the route. No visit would be complete without visiting Blue Mountains( train...More

Thank Mehboob S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the pier one walks along to go to the Opera House. Its a nice walk filled with bars and restaurants, which are expensive.

Thank wilsonl993
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very busy part of Sydney lots of restaurant. Easy walk to opera house lots of shops to buy you're prescent. Easy access to George street for more shops and the same up pitt street and just a short walk to the rocks

Thank gareth j
Reviewed 6 days ago

We disembarked here on our recent cruise and it's always great to be in Sydney. We were able to walk to the train station which took us about 10mins, jump on a train and straight to the airport. We've done Sydney before and love it....More

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was very near to our hotel and one of the first place we visited. Loved the view of the opera house and Sydney harbour bridge. Lots of eateries to choose from and ferries ride also available. One can also visit the museum there or...More

Thank 441ipsitad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Circular Quay is where it all happens! Ferries and Trains to various locations. Easy to navigate and plenty of good signage. My only negative comment is if you are a backpacker or want to walk around without your luggage there are no storage lockers!! which...More

Thank Trudy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Marriott. The entire area is perfectly located to everything including the ferries. The tour buses pick up near by. Lots of restaurants and souvenir shops.

Thank silverpond
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very busy place, it is where the cruise ships arrive, but there are also many restaurants, bars and shops where you can spend many hours entertained. There are many tourists but also many local and young people who visit the area. The...More

Thank Paradise38559529057
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to catch the ferries for all their routes around the harbour and bay . Sunday they are a bargain price on the Opal card so explore as much as possible .

Thank ptrabant
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done it on a ship sailing and with a guide that explains you about the Quay and all what you see around.

Thank Meir P
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Response from Debra D | Reviewed this property |
Hurricanes Grill is a great restaurant. Great quality and reasonably priced.
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Yeah..its perfectly fine