Circular Quay The gateway to all the wonderful things
Sydney Harbour has to offer
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  • Includes Commentary
Sydney Opera House,Sydney Harbour Bridge

This is the gateway to all the wonderful things that Sydney Harbour has to offer. Circular Quay in Sydney Cove is bordered by the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden on one side and the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the other. It’s also the main ferry terminal in Sydney, making it easy to explore one of the world’s great natural harbours.

Stroll along the western side of the busy transport hub to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and The Rocks, where the British colony began in 1788. On the other side of the quay, explore Sydney’s dark past at the Justice and Police Museum housed in a former colonial court and police station.

Lunch at Cafe Sydney, Circular Quay.

Walk along the foreshore and be rewarded with spectacular views. Stroll under the world’s largest steel arch bridge to Walsh Bay, a theatre precinct with heritage wharves. Follow the same path along the water and you’ll arrive at Barangaroo Reserve and if you continue further down you’ll get to the Barangaroo precinct.

Dotted around the quay are enticing places to eat and drink, including acclaimed fine dining restaurants Quay, Aria Sydney and Bennelong, which is inside one of the Opera House’s white sails. For stunning harbour views, head for Cafe Sydney on the rooftop of heritage-listed Customs House or Hacienda in the Pullman Quay Grand.

The Gateway food court is home to over 25 fast casual dining options. Nearby, Mary’s Circular Quay does a mean cheeseburger, head to Tapavino for Spanish tapas, Bar Patron offers Mexican fare and Botanic House is a pan-Asian restaurant in the Royal Botanic Garden.

The Squire’s Landing is a brewhouse boasting world class views on the northern end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal and Cruise Bar, in the same building, is all about cocktails. On the other side of the harbour, Opera Bar is a favourite with locals and tourists and Bulletin Place is a great small bar.   

Timetables

Timetables for the Manly – Circular Quay fast ferry service operated by Manly Fast Ferry.

Manly Departure TimesManly Fast Ferry

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6am-9pm
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Circular Quay Departure TimesManly Fast Ferry

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6am-8pm
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6 00 20 35 45    
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The Sydney Harbour Hopper is operated by Fantasea Cruising between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, Watsons Bay and Manly. Please see the Fantasea website for their current timetables, fares and service notifications.

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Barangaroo

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Manly

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We acknowledge the land on which we gather, from places as widespread and diverse as the NRMA. In the presence of Elders past, present and future, we recognise all journeys and our mutual role in creating new paths together.