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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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A Hub of Activity

Whether it be catching a ferry, joining a cruise ship, visiting the nearby historic buildings and museums, strolling to the Opera House, walking across the way to the Rocks area... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether it be catching a ferry, joining a cruise ship, visiting the nearby historic buildings and museums, strolling to the Opera House, walking across the way to the Rocks area, or strolling down to the Harbour Bridge precinct, Circular Quay is the centre of it all. Just opened recently over the road from Circular Quay, is a great new eating... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was a Sunday and the place was heaving. Had to really fight to get through. However, it is fascinating to watch the ferries coming and going. The place is now spoiled by the huge cruise ships which come in and block the views. Also, don't like paying nearly five Australian dollars for a small bottle of water from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place can be ur starting point to vist the shopping malls, take a ferry to other parts of the city and beaches.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This area is great for tourists. You can get the ferries or the train. Also lot of nice small eating places. A fun place to go to people watch and also close to Sydney Opera House and the cruise port.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I grew up 2 hours out of Sydney and always loved going to Circular Quay, mainly for a ferry ride but also to see the buskers, not usually the musical kind, think more like statue men painted all silver

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You will, no doubt pass through. The wharfs to catch the various ferries are here. There are several restaurants. There are public restrooms which aren't too bad if you need them. Always lots of activity, so offered some VERY good people watching.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Circular Quay is the launch point for the water taxis, many of the ferries and the Captain Cook hop on/hop off boats. You can walk around and visit all the shops. Lots of restaurants. And you can walk over to the Sydney Opera House to view the amazing structure up close and personal. It is also the location where... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited Circular Quay for the ferry wharf to Manly Beach and also for the trains. Very busy due to its central location and right near to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are sailing from here you will have a great view of Sydney, the opera house and the bridge. It's one of the best sail in and out ports in the world in my opinion. Not the biggest but pretty. Absolutely worth a look. Good cafes too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get a real feel of this city by just hangingbaround here at one of the cafes. Hop on any ferry to enjoy yhr harbor. Even saw aborigines here.

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