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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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what a great place to visit to sit and people watch,and see the world go by. have a beer or ice cream or take agreat ferry ride from one of the six berths.Buy an opal card first... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

what a great place to visit to sit and people watch,and see the world go by. have a beer or ice cream or take agreat ferry ride from one of the six berths.Buy an opal card first load some dollars on and have an adventure

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Circular Quay is alive with an energy that is hard to describe! Visiting once is not enough. If you stay in Sydney for any length of time, you will find that you will have to (happily) walk through the Quay to get to the amazing ferry system, train system, grab a bus, grab a coffee, meet friends for drinks,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit with the family, lovely views and places to eat. Such an amzaing place to spent time unwinding.

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Marple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see and do around Circular Quay that its a must do. Cruise ships dock, the ferry calls in, plenty of restaurants and of course there is Sydney Opera House.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another nice walk and people watch area - easy to reach by train and short walk, interesting views. There are placed to sit, eateries nearby ... nice for a leisurely day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Admire the bridge and opera house from here, take in the museum and surrounding buildings, see cruise ships, catch a ferry or train. The lawn is a nice place to stop and have an ice cream. Plenty to see and do at this location.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent lots of time at the Rocks. Loads of places to eat, shop or just visit interesting places. Did a history tour which was fascinating.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit. A lot going on. Good views of Opera House and the bridge. Shops, cafes, pavement artists

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the rocks. Central spot to catch the ferry to Manly which is a must. Great views over the Harbour Lots of eateries Walking trails

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Circular Quay is a good place to start when you visit Sydney. From here, it is a 5 minute walk to the Opera House and another 5 minutes along the foreshore will take you into the Botanic Gardens. You can walk up through the Gardens to the NSW Art Gallery, Hyde park, some of Sydney's early architecture and the City... More 

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