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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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  • Average8%
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“opera house” (888 reviews)
“transport hub” (89 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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"opera house"
in 888 reviews
"transport hub"
in 89 reviews
"street performers"
in 97 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 112 reviews
"ferry terminal"
in 66 reviews
"starting point"
in 39 reviews
"museum of contemporary art"
in 48 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 32 reviews
"watch the world"
in 49 reviews
"rocks area"
in 73 reviews
"botanical gardens"
in 97 reviews
"lots of restaurants"
in 45 reviews
"taronga zoo"
in 59 reviews
"luna park"
in 45 reviews
"walk around"
in 35 reviews
"sydney ferries"
in 39 reviews
"opal card"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have the best of everything Restaraunts, shopping, Opera house, botanical gardens but actually it’s not far to walk to quite a few attractions and you can take a ferry to Manly or the zoo or even Lunar park WOW now that’s is something. When...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to start the Vivid light display viewing, even if not in Sydney for the light show the views of the opera house and bridge with so much happening around you you can sit back with food and drink and soak it all in.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

With all of the surrounding areas being upgraded I think this area could do with an uplift to cater for the growing numbers

Thank Maxine H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If visiting Sydney its a must that you go to Circular quay. Go by ferry to Manly or Taronga Park Zoo. Its wonderful to have a ferry ride and feel the breeze blowing on your face. The quey has a great food court with such...More

Thank Keryn M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Can catch ferry for excellent views of opera house and harbour bridge . Can also catch ferry for the views. many activities related to vivid festival nearby

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Sydney transport hub is always a great destination , with the Ferries, Bridge and Opera House. Adding a cruise ship adds to the outlook. Right next to the City, The Rocks and Botanic gardens. We always find more things to see and do. Even...More

Thank MaxD859
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Circular Quay was a marvel to visit while the Vivid Light Festival was on. The colours and shapes projected onto the Opera House, for instance, were nothing short of spectacular. The whole area writhed with pulsating lights and it was totally beautiful! A world class...More

Thank Perry B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are visiting Sydney, inevitably, you will end up in circular quay as not only is it the hub to Sydney harbour, its where you need to be to go and see the bridge or opera house. It has a better feeling to it...More

Thank Ginges_revenge
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s our first time in Sydney but I can definitely say, no visit is complete without visiting Circular Quay. Walking the length of the quay, you get to see the Sydney Harbour at one end and the opera house at the other end. Lots of...More

Thank D0ct0r_Bee
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Circular Quay is at the hub of Sydney. The Opera house is here along with a bunch of restaurants and places to socialize, enjoy a drink or just shop. Great views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The Circular Quay train station is located right here...More

Thank JohnN59
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Ann739
January 30, 2018|
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Response from mg7188 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah..its perfectly fine
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hongkongmay11
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Howarth S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, sorry. Might depend on which boat you are taking -perhaps contact the company?
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Alison H
April 12, 2015|
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Response from Leon L | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the former Customs House.
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