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Circular Quay

George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9387 6644
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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” (78 reviews)
“opera house” (782 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed today

Its really full of life. There are lot of people in and around Circular Quay. One can take a ferry from darling harbour to reach Circular Quay. This is the spot for restaurants, bars, cafe and many other eating places. One can also go for...More

Thank Aditya_Shroff
Reviewed yesterday

Circular Quay really is the hub and heart of Sydney. Turn one way to enjoy The Rocks area and the Bridge. Turn the other way and enjoy the Opera House. Enjoy the street performers. Single ride Ferry tickets are readily available and the Ferries are...More

Thank 0591TimS
Reviewed 2 days ago

Circular Quay is the kind of place you visit because you have to, not because you want to. You have to go there to see the Sydney Opera House, or to catch a ferry or a cruise. I have done all three. And I like...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

SYDNEY should be avoided at all costs. Go to melbourn or brisbane. There is so much road works and building work's it looks like a war zone. Dont ruin your holiday to sydney. Plan to go another place for the next 10 years

Thank เดวิด ด
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best place to sit and watch the world go by. Lots of places to eat or simply have a beer/cocktail and people watch. The ferries are going in and out constantly loaded with tourists and city workers and the views of the...More

Thank Twinky1974
Reviewed 3 days ago

Used ferry and train. Located near our hotel so it was easy to use. We were able to shop, eat and walk easily to Opera House from here.

Thank anniew874
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very busy part of Sydney with Ferries offering different types of boat trips to see the sights. Probably a place to avoid during the rush hour as the ferries are very busy with commuters.

Thank dogrot1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

Circular Key is a great place to visit while in Sydney. We went there twice by ferry, once to visit the Opera House and the second time just to chill, walk around, do some souvenir shopping and soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Definitely a must!

Thank BillieB76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirty and touristy. You have to go here for a launching off point for the ferries, but that's probably all I'd go there for.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 1 week ago

Circular Quay is an excellent place to start your first time visit to Sydney. CQ is a very busy center from where you can start your exploration of almost everything in and around Sydney. Many ferries and ships to interesting places, dinner and lunch cruises...More

Thank oktadvisor
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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20 October 2017|
Response from Howarth S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, sorry. Might depend on which boat you are taking -perhaps contact the company?