Circular Quay, Sydney

Circular Quay, Sydney

Circular Quay is where the majority of ferry activity in Sydney takes place. Some of the city's top attractions, including The Rocks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Sydney Opera House, are all accessible via a ferry ride from this location. Although this area is a transportation hub, it also has its own vibrant cultural life.

Buskers are a frequent sight in this area, amusing visitors that pass through here daily. There are several outdoor eating spots where visitors can quickly grab something quick to enjoy. The nearby Royal Botanic Gardens provide a beautiful scenic backdrop for dining.

Walking along the quay's promenade is the perfect way to savor views of The Rocks and the bridge. Several cafes and restaurants are along this promenade area, as well as shops. Another nice treat that awaits is in the form of market stalls that sell a wide selection of goods.

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Circular Quay on Map

Sight Name: Circular Quay
Sight Location: Sydney, Australia (See walking tours in Sydney)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Sydney, Australia

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Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
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