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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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  • Average8%
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“transport hub” (84 reviews)
“opera house” (871 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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"transport hub"
in 84 reviews
"opera house"
in 871 reviews
"street performers"
in 96 reviews
"cruise ship"
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"ferry terminal"
in 64 reviews
"museum of contemporary art"
in 48 reviews
"starting point"
in 38 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 32 reviews
"watch the world"
in 47 reviews
"rocks area"
in 72 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 10 March 2017

Nice views, many restaurant, nice place to spend an evening or to walk around and relax. Admire the opera house and the harbour bridge.

Thank lisachristine2015
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Circular Quay is the place to people watch. There are shops, restaurants and ice cream stores as well as activity with ferries coming and going all the time. Street entertainers including a group of musical Aborigines make for a very happy atmosphere. The famous Rocks...More

Thank RedJen2014
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The opera house sits on one side and the daily cruise ship on the other. Plenty of shops and restaurants.

Thank Jthlampert
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

The place to catch a ferry or just chills. Always cruise liners in, intact the Queen Elizabeth was in when we were there. Also you can get a taste of aboriginal music on didgeridoo, as there are daily performances, brilliant

Thank Chris_flanagan
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Trains from airport drop you here, local ferries come and go ... it's the center of town and travel - a fun place to use as a core location to plan various bits of the total Sydney touring experience.

Thank FrancCAR
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

There are so many things to do and see. You can spend hours here and not get enough. Plenty of restaurants and hotels. If you like taking a tour, there are tour ships for that. If you like watching cruise ships. you can too. Sydney...More

Thank Calvin N
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

So much to do and see, plenty of restaurants. Lots of outdoor buskers for entertainment. Great place to see the ships

Thank Ursula H
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

My only wish was the Sydney had a City information centre in this area, or wayfinder volunteers to help lost tourists navigate their way around the city. Most other Cities we have visited have more help and information available to sightseers.

Thank BlondeVsChampagne
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our ship docked here and it was thrilling to see the views of the opera house and beautiful historic buildings all around. The Quay is filled with awesome shops and restaurants, street vendors, the works. A must see in Sydney!

Thank Shelley K
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I waked through the CBD every afternoon, or evening while I was in the city, because it was always nice to be somewhere so full of life, no matter what time of the day/night you go. evenings just before sunset if you can get a...More

Thank Alizon C
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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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