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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we live in the Blue Mountains we stayed in town over night after going to the Opera in one of the Hotels. On our walk to Circular Quay station to catch our respective trains to work, we had to grab a cup of coffee...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can get all of the classic photos of Sydney harbor here. Opera house , bridge, etc. Lots to see and do without big cost. A ferry ride is cheap and beautiful scenery. A must visit place in the city. Restaurants abound. A fun afternoon...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

不論日夜 ,Circular Quay 總係令人樂不思蜀 👍👍 你總可以有自己獨特嘅玩法,早餐🥣後Jer Boat ,再入Opera House 睇show ,下午茶☕️可以嘆住香賓 坐遊艇漫遊悉尼港,駛過海港橋下 睇日落👍👍

Thank 尼夫 班
Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is what leads you down one way to the Opera House and Botanical Gardens, the other toward the bridge and if you head back into the city to the CBD. It also contains the major ferry terminal for the city as well as...More

Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a train ride from Museum Station to Circular Quay, we were overwhelmed by the hive of activities at the Quay area. There were many restaurants, travel companies, signage, leisurely tourists and hurried commuters. On the right of the Quay is the Rock and the...More

Thank TCZeng
Reviewed 1 week ago

classic location to visit in Sydney. lots to walk around and see, really close to the rocks. Lots of food and drink in the area but very expensive.

Thank Chloe J
Reviewed 1 week ago

From here you can hop on a Ferry to all points of the harbour and up river to Parramatta, a train to anywhere (via Central Station) and city bus links. Being located between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay is always busy...More

Thank gilbertpjames
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you are wanting to catch a train or a ferry, Circular Quay is the place to go. As visitors to Sydney we arrived there after a short walk from our accommodation and felt a little overwhelmed as to where to go or what to...More

Thank tricky111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the ferries of all shapes, colours and sizes. Not forgetting the enormous cruise ship making things a tad more difficult for all the other ferries, but Si ply spectacular

Thank LAJ27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely spectacular at night, the SHB was stunning with Luna Park as a back drop, the only rival the bridge had was the Opera House which was amazing at night, the availability of restaurants in the area was great, the tram and train trip from...More

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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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31 January 2018|
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Response from mg7188 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah..its perfectly fine
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?
Alison H
12 April 2015|
Response from Leon L | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the former Customs House.