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Circular Quay showing street scenes, a city and a sunset

Under the gaze of the magnificent Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Sydney’s transport hub is a terminal of unexpected beauty.

Getting around this bustling metropolis and tourist paradise, you’re likely to cross paths with Circular Quay at some point during your travels. Located between two of the city’s most unmistakable landmarks, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, the quay is easy to find, even for first-time visitors.

Located in the inlet dubbed Sydney Cove, Circular Quay is the official landing site of the First Fleet that set sail for Australia from England back in 1787. Even today, it retains a naval theme, with Circular Quay being the best place in Sydney to catch a ferry to many other spectacular locations. Its location also makes it an excellent place to enjoy some spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House and it is always buzzing with life as visitors and commuters go about their daily business.

Circular Quay is also home to a busy railway station and bus station. The range of transport options on offer, combined with its attractive, central location mean you have plenty of choice when it comes to ways of getting around Sydney’s many great sights. Sydney residents are a welcoming bunch, so if you get lost or stuck somewhere for any reason, there will always be a friendly face willing to help you out.

This wonderful location is more than just a transport hub—Sydney is one of the first places in the world to welcome in the New Year, and the spectacular firework display celebrating this draws some of Sydney’s biggest crowds. Circular Quay is also right next to the recently refurbished Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), a real honeypot for culture seekers and it’s also free to get in!

For lovers of architecture, Customs House is also located in the Circular Quay area. This impressive structure is one of Sydney’s heritage buildings, and houses numerous interesting exhibitions as well as an extensive library. Customs House has a spectacular grand atrium and distinctive Helix staircase, along with striking and contemporary interior decor. Feast your eyes on the giant model of the city displayed in a glass case on the ground floor of the development.

Being adjacent to the harbour, Circular Quay is the perfect place to catch a boat, whether you’re looking for a romantic sunset dinner cruise, or a fun tour of the harbour for all the family, Circular Quay has something to offer.

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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$268 per night from 8 Jun. to 8 Jun.
This family-friendly Sydney hotel is located in the historical district, just steps away from Circular Quay and Museum of Contemporary Art. The Rocks Markets ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,015 reviews)
"Service was great on arrival. So easy to check in and my room was ready even though I arrived quite a few hours early."

Reviewed on 7 May 2021

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$260 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art and Circular Quay. The Rocks Markets and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,359 reviews)
"Excellent ! Definitely will be staying again 🏆"

Reviewed on 5 May 2021

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Rydges Sydney Harbour
4 out of 5
55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$204 per night from 8 Jun. to 8 Jun.
Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from The Rocks Markets, Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal. Sydney Harbour Bridge ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,131 reviews)
"Great place to stay close to everything once parking was sorted"

Reviewed on 7 May 2021

Rydges Sydney Harbour
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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$268 per night from 8 Jun. to 8 Jun.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$260 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Rydges Sydney Harbour
4 out of 5
55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$204 per night from 8 Jun. to 8 Jun.
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The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$280 per night from 10 May to 10 May
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The Grace Hotel
The Grace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
77 York Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$169 per night from 16 May to 16 May
The Grace Hotel
Hyatt Regency Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
5 out of 5
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$229 per night from 10 May to 10 May
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Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
5 out of 5
93 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$251 per night from 12 May to 12 May
Sir Stamford At Circular Quay
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
4.5 out of 5
7-9 York Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$135 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
Hilton Sydney
Hilton Sydney
5 out of 5
488 George Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$224 per night from 3 Jun. to 3 Jun.
Hilton Sydney
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