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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...more
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Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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All reviews transport hub opera house street performers cruise ship ferry terminal starting point museum of contemporary art souvenir shops watch the world rocks area botanical gardens lots of restaurants taronga zoo luna park walk around sydney ferries opal card
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Reviewed today

A very busy part of Sydney lots of restaurant. Easy walk to opera house lots of shops to buy you're prescent. Easy access to George street for more shops and the same up pitt street and just a short walk to the rocks

Thank gareth j
Reviewed yesterday

We disembarked here on our recent cruise and it's always great to be in Sydney. We were able to walk to the train station which took us about 10mins, jump on a train and straight to the airport. We've done Sydney before and love it....More

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was very near to our hotel and one of the first place we visited. Loved the view of the opera house and Sydney harbour bridge. Lots of eateries to choose from and ferries ride also available. One can also visit the museum there or...More

Thank 441ipsitad
Reviewed 3 days ago

Circular Quay is where it all happens! Ferries and Trains to various locations. Easy to navigate and plenty of good signage. My only negative comment is if you are a backpacker or want to walk around without your luggage there are no storage lockers!! which...More

Thank Trudy K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Marriott. The entire area is perfectly located to everything including the ferries. The tour buses pick up near by. Lots of restaurants and souvenir shops.

Thank silverpond
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a very busy place, it is where the cruise ships arrive, but there are also many restaurants, bars and shops where you can spend many hours entertained. There are many tourists but also many local and young people who visit the area. The...More

Thank Paradise38559529057
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to catch the ferries for all their routes around the harbour and bay . Sunday they are a bargain price on the Opal card so explore as much as possible .

Thank ptrabant
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have done it on a ship sailing and with a guide that explains you about the Quay and all what you see around.

Thank Meir P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on rembrance day and the artist of a red poppy sculpture was there to share sands from the departure point of the Australian soldiers who left for Gallipoli. A. Touching tribute on the 100th anniversary of the armistice. Circular quay gives access to...More

Thank Marty911
Reviewed 6 days ago

This area is very busy, but well worth a walk around, human statues along the area, lovel area, cafe's and eat are fabulous

Thank DOMI21
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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
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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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Response from Debra D | Reviewed this property |
Hurricanes Grill is a great restaurant. Great quality and reasonably priced.
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Response from mg7188 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah..its perfectly fine