Holidays in Circular Quay

Circular Quay showing street scenes, a city and a sunset
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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.

3101 Cheap Hotels Near Circular Quay

Hyatt Regency Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
5 out of 5
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Fully refundable
The price is AU$273 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (974 reviews)
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning sometime in the near future."

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2022

Hyatt Regency Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$295 per night from 6 Jul. to 7 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,610 reviews)
"Wonderful from Start to Finish!"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2022

Shangri-La Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$332 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Sydney. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,447 reviews)
"The service is really amazing. The staff is friendly and responds promptly. The Grain Bar is a really gem there. They have some amazing cocktails."

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2022

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
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Top Circular Quay Hotel & Accommodation Deals

The Grace Hotel
The Grace Hotel
4.5 out of 5
77 York Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$219 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
The Grace Hotel
Shangri-La Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$295 per night from 6 Jul. to 7 Jul.
Shangri-La Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$332 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
5 out of 5
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$273 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Hyatt Regency Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$270 per night from 6 Jul. to 7 Jul.
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
5 out of 5
11 Jamison Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$245 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Rydges Sydney Harbour
4 out of 5
55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$263 per night from 18 Jul. to 19 Jul.
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Little National Hotel Sydney
Little National Hotel Sydney
4 out of 5
26 Clarence St, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$249 per night from 17 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Little National Hotel Sydney
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
3.5 out of 5
75 Harrington Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000
The price is AU$269 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Rendezvous Hotel Sydney The Rocks
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