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Circular Quay

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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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 Museum of Contemporary Art where a sculpture garden on the roof is as much a view as the waterways below.
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“transport hub” (83 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Central to the ferries, rail, tourist attractions such as The Opera House and Harbour Bridge, tourist buses. Expensive eating.

Thank Elisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Circular Key is the main ferry terminal and offers transfers to practically all our of the attractions in and around Sydney. As with all such interchanges, it has cafes etc but is busy and tends to be a bit scruffy. Additionally it is very close...More

Thank Malcolm T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not to be missed. Ferries to everywhere. Train and buses available. Great views. Lots to see and do.

Thank gastronaut_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this area. Steps to the iconic Sydney Opera House and home of many great restaurants. Shopping. Bars. Ferries to get you almost anywhere you want.

Thank Shawnola
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Rocks and thus had Circular Quay on our doorstep. We spent part of every day there, listening to the buskers, riding on the ferries, eating our picnic lunch while watching the Cruise Boats come and go. The water taxis, Captain Cook...More

Thank jt2407
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main place to get a ferry to anywhere in Sydney.very reasonably priced and very frequent. Very safe to travel on..

Thank MichaelJ1945
Reviewed 1 week ago

Action Central on Sydney Harbour . . . as a tourist a must do. Restaurants, art galleries, the Opera House, harbour tours, walkable plus lots of public transportation available.

Thank rayt611
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We passed through Circular Quay while catching various ferries across the harbour. Always a busy place at any time of day or night. Such a central location, with plenty of vantage points to view the glorious harbour, Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Plenty of places...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel overlooked Circular Quay and we arrived in time to see the celebration of Australia Day 2018. From our balcony we watched processions of boats sail around, choreographed jet skis, stunning lighting on sail boats, and the most spectacular display of fireworks from pontoons...More

Thank WaikatoSue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is - one of the two main harboiurs in Sydney. A lot os sheeps activity from the Wharf plus the famous - Opera house and Sydney bridge makes this place one of Sydnen's main symbols.

Thank Meir D
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 WaikatoSue | Reviewed this property |
YES! Saw people doing this all the time - probably will take you 5-8 mins depending on how fast you walk.
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.