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Circular Quay

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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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"opera house"
in 888 reviews
"transport hub"
in 89 reviews
"street performers"
in 97 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 112 reviews
"ferry terminal"
in 66 reviews
"starting point"
in 39 reviews
"museum of contemporary art"
in 48 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 32 reviews
"watch the world"
in 49 reviews
"rocks area"
in 73 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 97 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 45 reviews
"taronga zoo"
in 59 reviews
"luna park"
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"walk around"
in 35 reviews
"sydney ferries"
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"opal card"
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Circular Key is the location of numerous ferry docks. Tourists should buy an Opal card at the kiosk at the wharf and ride the NSW ferries both to Manly for a complete sail thru Sydney harbour (for only $2.50 on weekends) and the Darling Harbour...More

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Really easy to organise harbour trips, catch a ferry, find something to eat, limited 'tourist shopping' and access to opera house. Bit crowded when the big boats come in. Excellent views of harbour bridge and opera house. Also on good train line and lots of...More

Thank SueC602512
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Always great fun. Buskers, ships, ferries and everyone enjoying our beautiful scenery and climate. A good place for Sunday breakfast and people watching. An easy stroll to The Rocks area and the trains and buses at the ready.

Thank Tom C
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of the best locations to visit when in Sydney. My family and I had the good fortune to be able to spend some quality time together whilst enjoying the sights and sounds. Purchase your Opal tickets for the ferry, train, bus etc. from a...More

Thank Marsman351
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lovely place to be within the Sydney CBD, Superb tourist attraction with plenty of things to explore an places to chill out.

Thank Dennis E
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Circular Quay really is a hub in Sydney. A great place to wander about and take some photos but also to shop and grab a bite to eat. Easily accessible with friendly staff.

Thank rosie t
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

We stayed in Sydney for 3 days. Circular Quay is where a lot of attractions are located. You can do walking tours or take the ferries which we found to be reasonably priced. The opera house is a must see. We were fortunate enough to...More

Thank Ivebeenplaces
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A lively bustling place where all the ferries are to take you to other destinations in and around Sydney. You'll find people singing or selling there goods, stores and cafes. Inexpensive way to get around and have fun.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Our hotel was nearby, so spent a lot of time on Circular Quay enjoying the views, street activity, and restaurants.

Thank CactusCaro
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Sydney for two nights before boarding a cruise ship. We stayed at the Grand Quay Pullman hotel, it was right on the Circular Quay. The Circular Quay is where you find several attractions - the Opera House, the Rocks, the Internaltional Cruise...More

Thank Joel M
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Ann739
31 January 2018|
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Response from mg7188 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah..its perfectly fine
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hongkongmay11
20 October 2017|
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Response from Howarth S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, sorry. Might depend on which boat you are taking -perhaps contact the company?
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Alison H
12 April 2015|
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Response from Leon L | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the former Customs House.
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