With its modern look and feel it’s hard to picture Circular Quay as the founding site of Sydney over 200 years ago. A lot has changed since those days; the tall ships may have been replaced by ferries and convicts replaced with tourists but if you look hard enough there’s still plenty of history around Circular Quay.
Circular Quay is also home to most of Sydney’s banking and financial firms – including Macquarie Bank, AMP, ANZ and many others.
Take a short walk along the Harbours edge and it will lead you to one of the oldest and most historically significant parts of Sydney, The Rocks.
If history is not your thing, you could jump on a ferry and take a short ride to any number of locations throughout Sydney such as Manly, Watsons Bay, Mosman and Taronga Park Zoo.
For the most spectacular view in Sydney why not climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge? Tours run every day and it’s fast becoming one of the must do things whilst in the city.
Circular Quay is also a great launch pad for some of the cultural delights that Sydney has to offer. The Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Sydney and of course the world famous Sydney Opera House are all a short walk from Circular Quay station.
Other notable places of interest in Circular Quay are Customs House, the AMP Centre, the Royal Botanic Garden and the City of Sydney Library.
Dining in Circular Quay can be a star studded event. Some of the best restaurants in the city are located within the area offering a great range of culinary delights. Italian, Asian, seafood and steakhouses are all represented with most of the waterfront restaurants providing unbeatable views of the harbour and its surrounds.
Due to its close proximity to the city of Sydney, Circular Quay has a wide range of accommodation options available. Budget and backpacking are located in The Rocks area or back in the CBD. There are a number of hotels that line the water front of Circular Quay with the majority of rooms offering spectacular views of the Harbour, the bridge and the Opera House.
As to be expected, prices are a little more expensive than your average hotel room. Serviced apartments are also located through-out the Circular Quay area as are deluxe and high end accommodations.