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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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Vibrant, lively heart of Sydney

Great to walk around, especially in the sun and is the starting point for many of the ferries. Sit and eat icecream, have a picnic or drink a beer and admire the large cruise... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great to walk around, especially in the sun and is the starting point for many of the ferries. Sit and eat icecream, have a picnic or drink a beer and admire the large cruise ships docked earby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really liked the ambiance of Circular Quay, here you visit the many eateries, and buy a ticket to a Hop On-Hop Off bus to take in the sites or jump on a ferry to Manly Beach, Watson Beach, Bondi Beach, Rose Bay area or any other part of the bay area where the locals live & hang out.

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They have large medallions in the sidewalks with famous sayings very interested the wisdom of these writers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Circular quay is the hub for transportation out to Manly and the subway. Its also the jumping off point for the Opera House, The Rocks and Harbour bridge. Street musicians, restaurants and people watching are in abundance. Linger a little while before moving on to your main destination

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Circular Quay (pronounced Key) is the heart of Sydney Harbor from which you can take a ferry to any one of a number of beautiful beaches and communities. It is a must see and must starter for any trip to Sydney!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip around circular quay is a must. Take one of the boat trips they show you the area in full detail. A walk round to the opera house with a walk onto the Royal Botanical Gardens is good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Superb place, clean and tidy. Good walking routes with views, lots of lanes for runners bikes etc. pleasant

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whether it be catching a ferry, joining a cruise ship, visiting the nearby historic buildings and museums, strolling to the Opera House, walking across the way to the Rocks area, or strolling down to the Harbour Bridge precinct, Circular Quay is the centre of it all. Just opened recently over the road from Circular Quay, is a great new eating... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a Sunday and the place was heaving. Had to really fight to get through. However, it is fascinating to watch the ferries coming and going. The place is now spoiled by the huge cruise ships which come in and block the views. Also, don't like paying nearly five Australian dollars for a small bottle of water from the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place can be ur starting point to vist the shopping malls, take a ferry to other parts of the city and beaches.

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