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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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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going about Sydney chances are you ending up here at some point. Either using it as a transfer to or from the ferries or hopping on to get around to the city or surrounding suburbs. They do a great job here and the...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite Circular Quay being a very busy area and a major transport link for ferries, trains and buses, in daily visits throughout our six day stay in Sydney, we never encountered any instances of rudeness, bad language or threatening behaviour which was refreshing to experience....More

Thank lovetrav_9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's next to the Opera House, the Botanical Garden. You will find the ferries to go to Taronga Zoo, to Mainly and so here. There's always people going on and off of it. So it's really one of the place to go, have a drink,...More

Thank Tatiana B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every nationality under the sun use the Quay and the boardwalk to the Opera House. See life - see humanity - very rare to see ugliness so safe for families.

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a nice part of the city to walk around and people watch. There are a lot of places to grab a bite. A nice walk

Thank chasetravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ships have been loading/unloading cargo here since Sydney was first populated. These days the cargo is human but the hustle and bustle of history lives on. There are eateries a’plenty, wall to wall people and the activity of ferries constantly arriving and departing. I love...More

Thank PANTHER029
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gateway to some of the best parts of Sydney....... over to Manly, out the Watson's Bay, Taronga Zoo, Kirribill. Simply hop on on of Sydney's classic historial ferry's and while away the day in one of Sydney's best spots......... Manly...... why not grab a...More

Thank KiwiKylie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were two of us that enjoying Circular Quay. It is worth just sitting with a coffee and enjoying watching the action.

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Central to The Rocks, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Good views of the harbour. Transport hub for ferries and harbour cruises. Easy to navigate with luggage. Plenty of food options

Thank Kylie D
Reviewed 12 July 2018

As we live in the Blue Mountains we stayed in town over night after going to the Opera in one of the Hotels. On our walk to Circular Quay station to catch our respective trains to work, we had to grab a cup of coffee...More

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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31 January 2018|
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Response from mg7188 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah..its perfectly fine
20 October 2017|
Response from Howarth S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, sorry. Might depend on which boat you are taking -perhaps contact the company?
Alison H
12 April 2015|
Response from Leon L | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the former Customs House.