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Holidays in Circular Quay
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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.

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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Shangri-La Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$260 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
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! (2,310 reviews)
"The location and the views from the hotel are amazing. The staff can be a little more cheerful and welcoming."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Shangri-La Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$290 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pitt Street Mall and Sydney Tower. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Art ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (458 reviews)
"Always enjoy our stay at the Fullerton"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2021

The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
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 1 Jul. to 1 Jul.
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! (2,011 reviews)
"The view was spectacular and the bed quite comfortable. Some details were a bit disappointing. The bath was too small to really enjoy, the clock in the room was not set to the right time, staff at check in were not very friendly etc."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2021

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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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 4 Jul. to 4 Jul.
Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard
Shangri-La Sydney
Shangri-La Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$260 per night from 22 Jun. to 22 Jun.
Shangri-La Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
1 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$290 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
The Fullerton Hotel Sydney
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 1 Jul. to 1 Jul.
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Rydges Sydney Harbour
4 out of 5
55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW
The price is AU$180 per night from 20 Jul. to 20 Jul.
Rydges Sydney Harbour
Hyatt Regency Sydney
Hyatt Regency Sydney
5 out of 5
161 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$212 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Hyatt Regency Sydney
InterContinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
117 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$260 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
InterContinental Sydney, an IHG Hotel
Rydges World Square
Rydges World Square
4.5 out of 5
389 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$175 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Rydges World Square
Little National Hotel Sydney
Little National Hotel Sydney
4 out of 5
26 Clarence St, Sydney, NSW
The price is AU$186 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Little National Hotel Sydney
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.