Circular Quay, Sydney

4.5
#12 of 1,049 in Things to do in Sydney
More than just a ferry transportation center, Circular Quay provides a great spot for you take in Sydney Harbour. Gaze at the city skyline overhead, snap photos of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, or just sit back for some of the city's best people-watching. Landscaped walkways lead to outstanding attractions such as Royal Botanical Gardens and The Rocks neighborhood. You'll no doubt pass through while you're in Sydney, so allow some time to admire your surroundings while you're here. Arrange to visit Circular Quay and other attractions in Sydney using our Sydney online trip itinerary planner .
Create an itinerary including Circular Quay
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Circular Quay Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
3,882 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • While visually Circular Quay is an eyesore, it is the hub of Sydney's transportation and is close to many of Sydney's leading attractions, including the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, ...  more »
  • This is a great area with the Opera house and lots of shops and restaurants and very close to the Shanghai-La hotel. Be sure and take a private tour of the Opera house. It’s an awesome tour We were th...  more »

Plan your trip to Sydney

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Sydney

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Sydney

View all >
4.6
Duration: 4​h
3.5
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Sydney

4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Parks in Sydney

4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Side trips from Sydney

3.7
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 8​h

Nearby attractions in Sydney

4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h

Plans to Circular Quay by other users

33 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM BRAZIL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM FIJI April, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans