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Customs House

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Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 2285
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Sydney Customs House 31 Alfred St | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 2 9247 2285
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth a look at the under the floor city and library areas. Went early so not a lot of people around. Right opposite circular quay can't miss it.

Thank TasmaniaLovesydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just to be clear, I am reviewing the History walk Customs House to Millers Point which is a self guided walking tour available from the tourist info at The Rocks. This was a really fascinating walk and I learnt things about Sydney I had not...More

Thank LizzyLeeton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very spacious inside, nice building from the outside I went in to see the model of Sydney which features over 10000 buildings and 500 trees, great way to see all of the city in miniature Photos not very good but hopefully you will get the...More

Thank PamY_11
Reviewed 23 May 2017

After briefly contemplating the perfect dinner location, we chose to revisit the Customs House Restaurant which has prime position overlooking the harbour. The Bridge lights in the distance made it picture perfect as we sat on the balcony of the restaurant on a mild autumn...More

Thank 178sandraj
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had the most amazing dining experience in this wonderfully placed restaurant. The table was in a great location overlooking the harbour bridge and opera house. The food was stunning and the wine fairly priced.

Thank roystonfrank
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Located within circular quay, is this architecturally beautiful building, that houses a library and a model of the city under a glass floor, which is worth seeing as a tourist or a local. Also, on the roof is cafe sydney, which is definitely worth a...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stopped at the customs house on our walking tour, and I enjoyed the model map of Sydney that is under the floor and you can walk about it and look through the plexiglass. That was fun.

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Dropped into Sydney's Iconic Customs House which was built in 1844 as the Headquarters of Customs from 1845 until 1990. The building is owned by the NSW Government, but leased to the City of Sydney Council for the community of Sydney. The building houses several...More

Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Customs House building opposite Circular Quay is always interesting to visit. The whole space lends itself to exhibitions, but the current installation by American artist, Megan Geckler, is a standout. The whole atrium of the building has been festooned with coloured plastic ribbon. From...More

Thank Sim801
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This place has a cool model of Sydney city center in the floor which allows you to get an idea of how the city is set up. When we were there it also had interesting art hanging from the roof.

Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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