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Circular Quay

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Address: George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number:
0293876644
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Circular Quay is a colorful port where ferries and cruise ships board and...

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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"A Place To See and Be Seen."

What better way to enjoy the ocean-side venue of the great city of Sydney than Circular Quay. There are tons of restaurants, the Sydney Opera House, huge cruise ships in dock... read more

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What better way to enjoy the ocean-side venue of the great city of Sydney than Circular Quay. There are tons of restaurants, the Sydney Opera House, huge cruise ships in dock, street performers, bustling water ferries, jet boats -- for those that simply cannot get enough of the adrenaline rush -- and wide board walks, right next to the wharf.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great people watching and views. Locals and tourists taking the ferries, big cruise ships, street entertainment and sidewalk cafes. Fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice area around the city and great place to link your walk around from the bridge to the opera house and onto the botanic gardens. Some nice bars and restaurant for food and drinks at the side of here too which are worth a visit. Circular quay can get really busy as so many boats and trains/buses depart from here.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked here from Darling Harbour. Lots to do and see. Lots of places to eat and drink and a great view of the Opera House or Sydney Harbour bridge whilst you eat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Catch a ferry to just about anywhere around Sydney Harbour. Short walk to The Rocks, Opera House and Botanic Gardens. Various ground transportation nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent six nights a block from the Circular Quay during a recent vacation in Australia. The Circular Quay is centrally located between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge and the Rocks. There are shops, restaurants, and pubs everywhere you look and you are within walking distance of the Botanical Gardens and Hyde Park. The Circular Quay is also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A hob of activity is available. Eat, stroll, people watch, or maybe listen to local artists. Situated between the Harbor Bridge, The Rocks, and the Sydney Opera House.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the Circular Quay area. We stayed right near Circular Quay. Lots of fun restaurants, shopping and transportation nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being on Circular Quay is an awesome experience, with the Sydney Opera House on one hand, the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the close distance, eating places if you want to eat or are a foodie, shops to pick up souvenirs. Your stay in Sydney cannot be complete without visiting here :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Circular Quay was historically the international transport stepping on /off place for visitors, migrants and returning travellers. It is a mini walk through history. If architecture is your thing, there are buildings from 1800's to modern style. There a galleries to visit, cafes and restaurants to dine in. Pubs for a quiet ale or a raucus rock on are nearby... More 

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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 or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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