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Circular Quay

Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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US$27.30*
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Sydney Harbour Highlights Cruise
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US$50.69*
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Sydney Harbour High Tea Cruise
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US$49.91*
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Private Sydney Half-Day Sightseeing Tour Including Sydney Opera House Harbour...
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“transport hub” (80 reviews)
“opera house” (809 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
The Rocks
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Reviewed yesterday

There are few major cities that have such an extensive ferry service as Sydney. The Circular Quay and the vicinity are exciting to visit.

Thank Explorer100
Reviewed yesterday

This place is a buzz. Been here heaps of times, but never rated or blogged it. Lots of eateries about, but spread your wings and explore around the corners. The Rocks isn't far either. Always actors of mimes down on the waterfront. Very good also....More

Thank BigPeteBx
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you do nothing else in Sydney, go to Circular Quay, have lunch or dinner at one of the outdoor quayside cafes, and watch the ferries come and go. Watch the people hurrying to and fro. Then mortgage your house to pay for the bill....More

Thank d f
Reviewed 2 days ago

To me, this is Sydney's main area. First of all, there is people EVERYWHERE, and you expect so because of the Opera House, Harbor Bridge and the Ferries. But I found this to be the only place that has 99% of the restaurants in Sydney....More

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always so many around the Quay. Its great to sit down, grab a pie or fish and chips and watch the buskers and crowds gather around. The ferries coming in and out are amazing and again its the people and kids always smiling ... beautiful...More

Thank AussieRicho1
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the Quay but the road works are expected to continue for another 12 months or so (I was informed by businesses in the area) and between the dust, noise and the limited pedestrian access spoils it. Walking down there were road works, barricades...More

Thank Georgie B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not to be missed for strolling, dining, entertainment, vistas of Opera House and Bridge. Great for people-watching.

Thank hakccmd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With the din of trains running overhead coupled with the hooting horns from the arriving / departing ferries you know that you have arrived at circular quay in Sydney . What a location , you have the harbour bridge on one side and on the...More

Thank mlb186643
Reviewed 5 days ago

Central location with access to harbor ferries, trains, Opera House and Royal Gardens entrances. Numerous restaurants with all types of menus from seafood to burgers and pizza. Also has many shopping stores to satisfy the other half. There are may hotels close by, walking distance...More

Thank cashcow100
Reviewed 5 days ago

The jumping off point to board a cruise ship or ferry of the harbor....Ferries to Manly is a wonderful day trip as so much to do once you get there and getting there is spectacular on the harbor...

Thank K C
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Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
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waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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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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