Circular Quay

Circular Quay is situated around Sydney Cove, once a shipping region, but now a transport, leisure and recreational centre. It is made up of walkways, parks and restaurants and hosts a number of ferry quays and a train station.

There are a couple of art galleries on Circular Quay, The Museum of Contemporary Art in an art deco building, and the grand looking Customs House. Circular Quay is also home to one of Australia's most famous icons the Sydney Opera House.

On the east side of Circular Quay are its many restaurants and stylish boutiques, along with the large Dendy Cinema. On the western side of Circular Quay is the famous Rocks area with a number of quaint shopping arcades and pretty restaurants.

Circular QuayMacquarie Place can be found along several narrow lanes leading from Circular Quay to the centre. A number of historic points can be found here, including a cannon and anchor from the HMS Sirius, the first fleet ship, and an Obelisk which states various distances.

East of the square is the Old Government House, built in 1788, now home to the Museum of Sydney. There are some wonderful displays about the history of Sydney within the Museum of Sydney.

Other nearby places to visit include the Customs House offering views of Sydney, design exhibitions and wonderful galleries, and the Justice and Police Museum.

Featured Circular Quay Activities and Tours

Sydney Harbour Cruise with Seafood Buffet Lunch
from $77.00

Our popular Sydney Harbour Cruise with Seafood Buffet Lunch is the perfect for any special occasion. If you have never visited Sydney before this is a great way too see some of the city's famous landm...

Sydney Harbour Lunch Kayak Private Tour
from $990.00

This privately guided kayaking tour is the ultimate guided kayaking tour and one of the most beautiful paddles on Sydney Harbour. With Sydney Harbour being fringed by many National Parks you won’t b...

Australian Artisan Cheese & Wine Experience at The Squires Landing
from $150.00

The Australian Artisan Cheese & Wine Experience is a short course showcasing the best of Australia’s cheese making talents matched with some great Australian wines. After 10 years of this unique cul...

30 Minute Thunder Twist Jet Boat Ride
from $85.00

With Amazing Stunts and Incredible Spins through Sydney Harbour, get set for slides, twists, spins, power brake stops, sweeping fishtails and more on the most exciting jet boats in Sydney!...

Sydney Harbour Top Deck Lunch Cruise
from $77.00

Cruise aboard Sydney's flagship MV Sydney 2000. Enjoy stunning views from the upper deck, superb dining and attentive service. Simply Sydney's best lunch time venue. Your afternoon of relaxation will ...

Sunday Breakfast Cruise
from $59.00

Sydney shines in the early morning and a Sunday Breakfast Cruise is a fantastic way to start the day for the whole family. You'll cruise aboard the spectacular MV Sydney 2000 - the vessel chosen fo...

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