Circular Quay

On the edge of beautiful Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay in Sydney Cove is a gateway to many iconic attractions. Stroll along the eastern side to the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden. Hop on a ferry and explore one of the world’s great natural harbours, visiting gems such as Taronga Zoo.

You can take a ferry across the sparkling harbour to ManlyWatsons Bay or under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and along the Parramatta River to UNESCO World Heritage-listed convict sites in Parramatta. Trains and buses depart the quay too, such as the 333 bus to iconic Bondi Beach.

Circular Quay, Sydney

Check out the exciting events calendar for world-class shows at the Sydney Opera House, a World Heritage-listed architectural masterpiece. 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.

Along the foreshore are spectacular views. You can walk under the world’s largest steel arch bridge to Walsh Bay, a theatre precinct with heritage wharves. Other things to do and see include exploring Sydney’s dark past at the Justice and Police Museum, in a former colonial court and police station.

Circular Quay on Australia Day 2016

A great range of tours is available too at the quay, including guided walks, tall ships, jet boats, delicious lunch and dinner cruises, and Aboriginal-led Tribal Warrior Harbour Cruises. Between May and November, whale-watching cruises depart for the ocean outside The Heads to spot humpbacks.

Dotted around the quay are enticing places to eat and drink, including acclaimed restaurants QuayAria Sydney and Bennelong, which is inside one of the Opera House’s white sails. On the rooftop of heritage-listed Customs House on Alfred Street is Cafe Sydney. Nearby is the Gateway food court.

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  1. 88 Golden Pigs Display

    Monday 21 January 2019 to Tuesday 19 February 2019 , North Sydney Chatswood

    To celebrate Lunar New Year at Westfield Chatswood, visit our display featuring 88 golden pigs and prosperity trees to welcome wealth and health for 2019. This is also the most number of pigs in one location Sydney-wide! …

    21 Jan - 19 Feb
  2. Chinese Zodiac Fashion Display

    Monday 28 January 2019 to Tuesday 19 February 2019 , North Sydney Chatswood

    In a first of its kind, Westfield Chatswood are excited to host a display showcasing and representing the 12 different Chinese Animal Zodiac signs featuring members of the local community. The Chinese Animal Zodiac, a repeating cycle of 12…

    28 Jan - 19 Feb
  3. Chatswood Year of The Pig Festival

    Tuesday 29 January 2019 to Tuesday 19 February 2019 , North Sydney Chatswood

    A trip to Asia without leaving Sydney—Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival 2019. This summer, Sydneysiders and visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the sensational New Year festivities of Asia without leaving Sydney. For the…

    29 Jan - 19 Feb