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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
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All reviews transport hub opera house street performers cruise ship busy area ferry terminal starting point museum of contemporary art souvenir shops watch the world rocks area botanical gardens lots of restaurants taronga zoo luna park walk around sydney ferries
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Reviewed yesterday

Another of Sydney's places to visit with associated shops, bars and restaurants . And, of course, all the ferry terminals if you need to go elsewhere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 261peteri
Reviewed yesterday

The area is full with snack bars, take away, restaurants and other activities. Gezellig gebied met veel banken met uitzicht over de haven.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The problem with Circular Quay is that it’s a merge of busy local commuters who have little tolerance for tourists looking to observe the precinct. It’s a bit sad because the locals are so busy as are the ferry’s but the tourists are simply happy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Miike2000
Reviewed 2 days ago

Next to Sydney Opera house & cruise terminal & station for trains to domestic & international airport. If you are leaving a cruise ship & flying Virgin Australia etc you can use OACIS to have your bags sent to the airport & put on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mondovac
Reviewed 2 days ago

The minute you arrive into Circular Quay you can feel the atmosphere change as well as hear the bussel and hussel of people running around the transport services. The perfect middle of Sydney meeting location to commence your tours of Sydney.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StiffleEverywhere
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is due for a much needed face lift. Only worth visiting to tick it off your bucket list as it is pretty grotty and tired. The Cahill expressway is a monstrosity that cuts across the back of the key, cutting views from some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Trains go here, u get ferries here, opera house and botanical gardens are here, if u are in Sydney u will visit here. Restaurants, take away food, public restrooms, tourist info etc all here

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OntarioCanuck1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Right in the middle of the CBD - or more the edgo of the CBD and where to catch the iconic Sydney ferries.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian743
Reviewed 4 days ago

Circular Quay is the hub for anything that is happening, All the ferry boats leave from here, walks to the Oprah house start here, Walks to the Rocks start here, there is a trail station, there are restaurants, everything you wants is here. It is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kiwibob739
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took overseas visitors to see Opera House, Botanical gardens Sydney Harbour bridge then went on Manly ferry. A must see for overseas visitors. They loved our Sydney harbour and will treasure the wonderful day, and week in Australia

Date of experience: December 2018
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Linda C
30 November 2018|
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Response from 777scottr | Reviewed this property |
There is a station at circular quay that is part of the “city circle” line. Some trains from the suburbs go straight there or can can catch one from other city circle satiation such as central, town hall or Wynyard. You will... More
13 October 2018|
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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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25 August 2018|
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