Circular Quay is one of the first stops on any Sydney schedule because of its prime position on the harbour. This is the place to take in the majesty of its iconic structures which overlook the glittering water. As the city's main ferry terminal, it's also a great spot to kick off your sightseeing activities.
The Sydney Opera House isn't just a World Heritage-listed architectural masterpiece, it also hosts world-class shows. See the exciting events calendar for what's on or take a backstage tour. While the Royal Botanic Garden isn't just about native flora, it also hosts exhibits at The Calyx, a purpose-built horticultural exhibition space, and annual opera shows on the harbour.
Walk along the foreshore and be rewarded with spectacular views. Wander under the world’s largest steel arch bridge to Walsh Bay, a theatre precinct with heritage wharves. Follow the same path along the water and you’ll arrive at Barangaroo Reserve, and if you continue further down, you’ll get to the Barangaroo precinct.
Hinchcliff House is a new, four-level dining destination set in a heritage wool store. The Gateway food court is home to over 30 fast-casual dining options. Nearby, Mary’s Circular Quay does a mean cheeseburger, head to Tapavino for Spanish tapas, Bar Patron offers Mexican fare and Botanic House is a pan-Asian restaurant in the Royal Botanic Garden.
Circular Quay is one of Sydney's major transport hubs, making it a great base to explore the city on public transport. It's the main ferry terminal in Sydney, plus there's the light rail, trains and buses which will take you all over the city.
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