Sydney’s transport and scenic heart, Circular Quay is also the city’s birthplace, flanking the waters of Sydney Cove where the First Fleet settlers landed on Australian soil in 1788. The rectangular stretch of water is lined with attractive pedestrian walkways running from the Sydney Opera House, past the Circular Quay ferry terminals, around to the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The historic laneways, interesting shops, old pubs and stylish restaurants of The Rocks precinct, one of Sydney’s most popular tourist areas, run behind the Museum of Contemporary Art. Circular Quay is one of the major vantage points for Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Circular Quay is one of Sydney’s major transport hubs. Sydney’s iconic green and yellow ferries run from Circular Quay to Manly, Balmain, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay. A train station overlooks the harbor and ferry terminals, and most of Sydney’s buses terminate outside the station.
Tours & Tickets
Want to see Sydney Opera House, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour and more? A Sydney attraction pass is the smart travel companion for ... Read more
Sydney Pass: SEA LIFE Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Harbour Cruise, and Madame Tussauds
Experience Sydney within one pass! This ticket includes entry to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - the largest aquarium in Australia, a sightseeing cruise on ... Read more
Duration: At leisure
History comes alive on a guided walking tour through Sydney's historic Rocks precinct. Join your local guide to visit the pubs, lanes and buildings that make ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Experience Sydney’s spectacular coastline on a guided 7.5-mile (12km) walk through Sydney Harbour National Park that includes a gourmet picnic lunch. Your ... Read more
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Take a quick trip out of Sydney for a superb walking tour of South Head, the gateway to Sydney Harbour. Starting with an iconic ferry ride from Circular Quay ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)