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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
George Street, The Rocks Nsw 2000 | First Fleet Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9387 6644
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

I had not seen so much of bustling activity at a quay before I saw the circular quay. The slight drizzle did not dampen the enthusiasm of all the tourists.

Thank Gopinath P
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Lots of restaurants and cafes to choose from. There's always buskers to entertain and catch a ferry or train for some more exploring. Although you could easily spend a day just rambling around Circular Quay. The museum of modern Art, Cadmans Cottage are right there.

Thank cathiehellstedt827
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We always love going to circular quay when we come over to see our relatives this is the hub of Sydney where you see the harbour bridge and opera house all the ferries leave from here there is usually entertainment her too with jugglers and...More

Thank christine0253
Reviewed 7 July 2016

If one visits Sydney, this is the place he/she must go. Circular quay besides Sydney opera house, there you can see the house the bridge the city and the ferries. Once it is sunny, it is the best place to sit down, have a beer...More

1  Thank Clay C
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Easy to get to from the airport on the train. Only 15 minutes. If you have a stopover it will be a nice way to spend a few hours. There is a famous museum, fine restaurants, the Sydney Opera House and the Harbor bridge flanking...More

Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 5 July 2016

So we traveled from Darling Harbour to the Quay, we went by boat because our Opal cards covered the travel so it was a family decision of when in rome we ride a boat to our destination! It was very busy when we got there...More

Thank Athena J
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Take it all in, watch people come and go off the ferries, street performers, and good places to shop and grab a bite or a gelato.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 July 2016

From here you can visit Sydney's top sights, the Opera House, Rocks and Botanic Gardens, as well as get the trains, buses or ferries around the greater Sydney area. As a starting or meeting point, it couldn't get any better.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Other than arriving and leaving on the ferries....that is it. Ok, a nice place to take pictures of the Opera House and the Bridge, Food ,wherever you go,is overpriced and terrible. Do not bother

Thank Eduardo D
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

On a glorious sunny winter afternoon, circular quay shows the best Sydney can offer. Sparkling beautiful Sydney harbour, the opera house in the background, families and beautiful people from around enjoying a stroll, a coffee, a drink or a meal. The best in the world...More

Thank Hussein R
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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