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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)
“opera house” (856 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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"transport hub"
in 83 reviews
"opera house"
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"street performers"
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"cruise ship"
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"ferry terminal"
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"museum of contemporary art"
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"starting point"
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"souvenir shops"
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"watch the world"
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"rocks area"
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"botanical gardens"
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"lots of restaurants"
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"taronga zoo"
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"luna park"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As many times as we have visited the Circular Bay we always enjoy it. It is a great place to people watch and to take in all that is nearby including enjoying beautiful view of the water, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House...More

Thank KEITH10
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of activity going on here with all the ferries and trains arriving and departing. There are plenty of shops and places to eat as well as performers to watch. Also, you can't beat the views ot eh Opera House from here!

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Circular quay is where the ferry terminal is and a lot of harbour tours run from. You may also see a cruise ship moored up. There are lots of restaurants and cafes along the way so you can people watch, as well as shops. This...More

Thank jackiejacks19
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk around this amazing place. High end shoppping, yes! Lotsnof restaurants, yes! The Sydney Opera House, yes! The Botanical Gardens, Yes! Amazing Views, yes! Go for it!

Thank Barry G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now much to say about the Quay, it's just a pretty built up area at the waterfront where you can catch a ferry to many other nearby locations. Other than that, its just full of restaurants and office buildings. Definitely go since you walk past...More

Thank DrjkovarikTeqeusta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really just used Circular Quay to get where we were going - to the ferries, on the I'm Free Walk and the Opera House. The views are great for photo ops.

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the very heart of Sydney. I am including Opera Quay into this area. This is an iconic view recognised world-wide. Spend some time just looking and taking photos. Perhaps there will be a cruise liner docked to add a bit. Grab a coffee...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view to Sydney Harbour is good and the food that I oder all is seafood that should be famous of Sydney itself! Lunch time I order fresh oyster 3 pieces local and 3 pieces pacific in general is okay! But charge me AUS 4.50...More

Thank William W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Follows around the harbor and leads you into different types of neighborhoods as well as giving you a different view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Great photo ops.

Thank Suzanne C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You see the boats coming and going. You see the opera house and the bridge. It is just a cool place to go through when wanting to go anywhere in Sydney.

Thank Tanglong
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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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