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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dust and building works surround Circular Quay but one had to put up with it if travelling on the ferries. Good view of a cruise ship which had docked.

Thank MacLachlan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Vibrant area of transportation (cruise ships, ferries, buses, train) construction, and gatherings. I would not buy souvenirs or sit down at any of the restaurants in this area, as the quality/value is not the best. Nice area to walk any time of day.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must visit part of Sydney with transport going in all directions and the opera house and botanical gardens close by

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Circular Quay is a main transport hub for ferries. Great clear information boards. Also restaurants etc. great experience.

Thank Frances S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where everything leaves and returns. Busy but in a good way. Some plush apartments above the shops overlooking everything that’s going on.

Thank mglrowan
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the fabulous rocks on one side and the magnificent opera house on the other and of course ferries going all over the world’s most beautiful harbour. What’s not to love?

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing quite like a stroll round Circular quey. Its a real hive of activity. Here you can catch ferries to many different places around the sydney waterfront. Jump aboard the Manly ferry and havefish and chips on the beach or grab a ferry...More

Thank GAGASydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very busy area of what should be a calm area to walk through. At the intersection of a train station and harbour ferry terminals, it is chaos galore on a weekend. This area needs urgent attention by the government to make it more people...More

Thank Mulloes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little place, you can easily stroll from one side to the other in under an hour. Always lots to look at from buskers and markets to cruise ships and sneaky seagulls. Heaps of places to stop for a snack or coffee.

Thank KathleenGaza
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not too long a walk between the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, and you'll walk right around Circular Quay. Can be quite busy, but there are plenty of places to eat nearby and it's great for a stroll on a sunny day.

Thank Marie P
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JanetECanny
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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Doron D
25 August 2018|
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31 January 2018|
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Yeah..its perfectly fine
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