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Circular Quay

Shop A7,Jetty 3, Circular Quay NSW, Australia
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    Yenni Vance
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    5 Jul 19, 2014

    Every weekend, just around the corner from Circular Quay in an area known as The Rocks, is a vibrant open-air market filled with local artists selling jewelry, crafts and yummy produce. You can pick up some pretty unique souvenirs and then hit up one of the great restaurants nearby. Or just stroll the cobblestone streets and window shop the many boutiques. Great for a Sunday afternoon!

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    Stuart Scott
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    3 Jan 16, 2014

    The original centre of Sydney which today acts as a transport interchange between buses, ferries and underground

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    Scott Kennedy
    4 Oct 21, 2013

    Right in the heart of Sydney this entertainment district is the place to be. Chalked full of cool restaurants and places to grab a drink - the setting is cool and the vibe is cooler.

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    Jenny Weiss
    4 Oct 20, 2013

    Circular Quay (pronounced "key") is the main dock area for ferries and tour boats in Sydney Harbor. It's a great spot to watch street performers or just listen to seagulls squawk serenely overhead. There are some limited food options here that you can visit before you board your boat.

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    Matthew Crompton
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    4 Oct 18, 2013

    Is Circular Quay a tourist hell? Of course. But compared to other waterfront spots like San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, Circular Quay still manages to come off as a beautiful spot. Tourists or no, with the spectacular Opera House and Harbour Bridge as a constant backdrop, it's a hard place not to like.

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  • Circular Quay
    Tommy Yang
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    5 Jun 01, 2013

    The hub. You've buses here, cruises here and trains here. The Opera House is here and The Rocks is nearby. Beautiful and convenient.

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    Becky Mahan
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    4 Apr 30, 2013

    One of the prominent areas in the city, Circular Quay is the action-packed stretch between the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Museums, restaurants, walkways and promenades, and the tourism center fill this "key," and you could easily spend the entire day just walking around and soaking up Sydney culture.

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    3 Jan 08, 2013

    The transport hub for the central business district. You can get buses around the city from here, including the free tourist bus, and ferries around the harbor, including to Manly, the zoo, and across to Milsons Point. There are street performers here on the weekends, and there are a myriad of sites to see in the surrounding area, including the rocks, and the Opera House.

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    Trina D.
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    4 Oct 02, 2012

    Circular Quay is beautiful at night. If you want to stroll around the harbour, take in the sights around Ciculary Quay. You'll enjoy all the lights, the serenity, and the city itself.

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    Liav Leshem
    3 Aug 03, 2012

    between the opera house and the Bridge. take one of the boat to get somewhere or take those for viewing Sydney from the River.

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  • Circular Quay
    sarah
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Vivid Sydney, A Festival of Light, Music and Ideas, transforms the city into a colourful wonderland after dark.

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    Kelly Gates
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Circular Quay is THE tourist spot when visiting Sydney. Be sure to walk up the Opera House steps, turn around and see a beautiful view of the Sydney skyline. And if you're feeling extra adventurous, I recommend the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb. Now THAT is the best view of the city.

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    NeverAwayFromHome
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    The place to go to get a ferry all around town. I didn't realize before I left that Sydney was totally on the water. I would have to say that a commute by ferry would definitely beat being stuck in traffic. It can be a bit confusing when you are looking for a particular ferry, so don't be afraid to ask and make sure you don't end up on the completely opposite side of town!

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    Aloura Charles
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Bustling and fun, this is where all the ferries bring people to the edge of the Sydney Central Business District. It's near the Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens. If you've not done the ferry ride, I would suggest one of the slower, smaller green and yellow ferries, instead of the faster big blue and white ferries. You can go to different places in the Harbor. Neutral Bay is fun, and Kirribilli has nice shops and restaurants.

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    Alfredo Scimone
    5 Aug 29, 2012

    A part of Heaven

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    Princess Willow
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Great place to work and great pubs loads of fun

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    Margaret Miles
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    it just gets better with age and the improvements are improvements.

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    Rolando Erasga
    3 Jun 26, 2012
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    4 Jun 22, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
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7,057 people visited Circular Quay

Description

Circular Quay is the bustling main port of Sydney Cove, and the primary thoroughfare for all ferry transportation. Situated at the northern end of the Sydney business district, the quay is also used as an arena for city celebrations. It is a short walking distance from both the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, and is home to Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. Stroll along the quay's busy ... read more
walkway full of restaurants, shops and cafes, then hop on one of its many ferries to explore another side of the harbor.

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Aliases: Harbour Master Steps