Photo of Circular Quay in Sydney, Ne, AU
Photo of Circular Quay in Sydney, Ne, AU
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Circular Quay


transport hub • opera house • street performers • cahill expressway

George Street
The Rocks Nsw 2000, Sydney, Ne 2000, AU
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  • Photo of Jodie O
    4 months ago
    Many high-end shops if you've got more than a penny to spend, lots of bars and restaurants. There are some gradients to walk up and the pavement (large cobblestone walks) a little rough. Great photo-ops.
  • Photo of DMH70
    4 months ago
    what a great place to visit to sit and people watch,and see the world go by. have a beer or ice cream or take agreat ferry ride from one of the six berths.Buy an opal card first load some dollars on and have an adventure
  • Photo of nenycute
    4 months ago
    All the main attractions in Sydney are in here.Include the famous opera house.Feel so nice to be in here.Just walk there and hang out, watch the people.So luxurious surrounding.
  • Photo of Graziella B
    4 months ago
    Great place to visit with the family, lovely views and places to eat. Such an amzaing place to spent time unwinding.
  • Photo of Letsextend
    4 months ago
    The Circular Quay is alive with an energy that is hard to describe! Visiting once is not enough. If you stay in Sydney for any length of time, you will find that you will have to (happily) walk through the Quay to get to the amazing ferry system, train system, grab a bus, grab a coffee, meet friends for drinks, shop, eat, dine, etc. Anchoring it on one end is the photographic landmark Sydney Opera House, and adjacent to it is the historic Rocks area on the other side. You could just sit on a harbor bench and people-watch all day (with a cup of Single O coffee from Ground Control), or run into the museum or restaurants to get out of the sun/rain. No matter what the weather, you won't run out of things to do at the heart of Sydney.
  • Photo of Deborah F
    4 months ago
    Another nice walk and people watch area - easy to reach by train and short walk, interesting views. There are placed to sit, eateries nearby ... nice for a leisurely day.
  • Photo of Harry H
    4 months ago
    There is so much to see and do around Circular Quay that its a must do. Cruise ships dock, the ferry calls in, plenty of restaurants and of course there is Sydney Opera House.
  • Photo of chrisatbracondale
    4 months ago
    Interesting place to visit. A lot going on. Good views of Opera House and the bridge. Shops, cafes, pavement artists
  • Photo of JenB_1844
    4 months ago
    We spent lots of time at the Rocks. Loads of places to eat, shop or just visit interesting places. Did a history tour which was fascinating.
  • Photo of Alice R
    4 months ago
    Admire the bridge and opera house from here, take in the museum and surrounding buildings, see cruise ships, catch a ferry or train. The lawn is a nice place to stop and have an ice cream. Plenty to see and do at this location.
  • Photo of crushertim
    4 months ago
    The ferry terminal plus passenger liner terminal, has it's own train station and bus station as well. It's always busy but is great place to catch public transport to see the city and surrounds such as Bondi and Manly.
  • Photo of ZalaCraig H
    4 months ago
    Great space to wander along and view the harbour bridge, opera house and Sydney skyline. Busy area and lots of buskers and things to see. Grab a coffee from one of the many spots and watch the world go by. Nice green space on the western side for a picnic lunch. Fun to watch the cruise ships depart in early evening. A must see space easy to get to by ferry train or walk.
  • Photo of Trevor F
    4 months ago
    Circular Quay is a good place to start when you visit Sydney. From here, it is a 5 minute walk to the Opera House and another 5 minutes along the foreshore will take you into the Botanic Gardens. You can walk up through the Gardens to the NSW Art Gallery, Hyde park, some of Sydney's early architecture and the City itself. If you walk the other way from the Quay, it is a 5 minute walk to the old Rocks area and from there, you can gain access to the Sydney Harbour Bridge platform. You can walk over the Bridge platform (about 20 minutes) for free. There are great views from the platform, of the harbour and beyond. Once over the bridge, you can see the sights at Milsons Point (such as Luna Park and Wendy's Garden) and if you don't want to walk back, you can catch a train from Milsons Point Station back to the City. The Quay is the hub for the Sydney Ferry Service and from here, you can catch a ferry to Manly and enjoy being on the Harbour, or you can catch a ferry to Watsons Bay or into Darling Harbour. Circular Quay is also on the City Circle train loop, so you can access it from the City railway stations or by bus. To travel on the Sydney transport system (train, bus or ferry) you will need an Opal card, available from Seven Eleven stores. Enjoy Sydney!
  • Photo of Sue2621
    4 months ago
    Stayed at the rocks. Central spot to catch the ferry to Manly which is a must. Great views over the Harbour Lots of eateries Walking trails
  • Photo of shern570
    4 months ago
    Whatever we did in Sydney we found ourselves at the Circular Quay to start the day. It is beautiful with the to and fro of boats and cruise liners. Lovely to spend time at sunset and beautiful with the moonlight.
  • Photo of kayis
    4 months ago
    Easy to access the cruise terminal on foot. Area was clean and spacious for the thousands of cruisers getting on and off the ship.
  • Photo of helen_greig
    4 months ago
    Weather you are people watching, boat watching or simply chilling at one of the many restaurants circular quay is the place to go. With the railway station and all the ferries it is an exciting hub of activity. From day to day you will see both street preforms and artists together with the homeless all finding an outlet. You are spoilt for choice with the restaraunts and it is a lovely walk around to the gardens and the opera house on one side and the rocks on the other.
  • Photo of Stanthorpe
    4 months ago
    Take a walk around the Circular Quay area and enjoy the waters edge, the buskers, and the people traffic. There are simply amazing eating options here including Sydney Oyster Bar and Quay.
  • Photo of Beachlover1989
    4 months ago
    You can get to just about anything you want to in Sydney from Circular Quay. You can walk to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Royal Botanic Gardens; or take the ferries or trains to just about anywhere you want to go. There are wonderful shops and restaurants right there within a two minute walk as well.
  • Photo of gtaylorpdx
    4 months ago
    A bustling hub for ferry, train and other transportation. Lots of street artists and activity, so the people watching is great.

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