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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 area

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Lees Summit, Mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location for getting around. We stayed at the Pullman Quay Hotel. Plenty of places to eat - some expensive and some cheap- depending on budget. Easy access to the Ferries and Subway and trains.Easy to walk to the Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Cruise Liners and The Rocks area. You can sit and just take in the vews of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Circular Quay is the starting point for nearly all ferries to the outer suburbs and sites as well as a major terminal point for the Sydney mass transit. Always busy; always delightful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Circular Quay is a must if you are visiting Sydney, or Australia at all! It comes alive at night when the young, and not so young, promenade along the quay, sit at bars and bistros enjoying the many activities on the Quay.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're lucky enough to catch a ferry ride from this area to another place in Sydney or even the zoo then you will be in for a treat as the views are very nice and the ones you envision when you think of Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can reach this location by train, Ferry or with the Bus after a short walk. The view around is spectacular and there are so many things to see that you need at least the whole day. It is also very good to stay around the area with all the Bars and Restaurants open until late in the night. We... More 

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