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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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“transport hub” (80 reviews)
“opera house” (809 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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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
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is like the mid-point between Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. In addition, it’s also the main ferry terminal and train station. Lots of cafes and shops around, but things can be a bit pricey. Just grab an ice cream, enjoy the buskers and...More

Thank ChanIrene2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

Love the views and the walks with all the cafes, bars around which makes you spoilt for choices but it works just fine.

Thank Midorilime
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must to see when visiting Sydney. The main ferry terminal to and fro the city, with buskers, shops, restaurants and so many sights. Sit on the lawn out the front of the museum of contemporary arts and watch the ferries, look at...More

Thank Tryatleastonce
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you are not going anywhere by ferry, it is well worth visiting this natural transport hub. The proximity to the harbour gives it a relaxing vibe, even though it can get really busy. The restaurants are expensive.

Thank Shirotai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice place to wander around. So much going on.the facilities are well sign posted which makes it so much easier for us tourists.

Thank Isobel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

With its views of the opera house and the bridge together with the fact that the ferries depart from here, makes this a must sea on any trip to Sydney.

Thank Ronald K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was invited to export centre for the export reward! From the export centre, you can see the best view facing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. From there you can see the whole Circular Quay .What a spendid view !

Thank Luckywoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I live in Sydney I very rarely visit Circular Quay, I was attending a work Christmas Party and was pleasantly surprised by the vibe and atmosphere in and around this precinct. In the past it was a dirty and unsafe place especially at night...More

Thank irve2016
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?