Circular Quay

Circular Quay is always a hive of activity being a major transport hub interconnecting trains, buses and ferries. Circular Quay is also central to Sydney's major attractions: The Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There are often many talented buskers and street entertainers delighting passers-by. The area also offers a selection of dining options as well as centres for tour bookings, day trips and harbour cruises.

Circular Quay Quick Facts

  • Major Sydney transport hub
  • Ferry, rail, bus interchange
  • Circular Quay railway station was opened 20 Jan 1956
  • 5 commuter ferry wharves
  • Cahill Expressway opened 14 March 1958
  • Situated north of Sydney’s CBD on Sydney Cove
  • Between Bennelong Point and The Rocks
  • Focal point of Sydney celebrations & fireworks displays
  • Features:
    • Museum of Contemporary Art
    • Customs House - Heritage Listed, built 1844-1845      
    • City of Sydney Library (in Customs House)

Getting Around

  • Circular Quay is part of the City Circle.
  • From Central Station you can catch a train through Town Hall, then Wynyard and Circular Quay. Alterntaively you can catch a train through Museum, St James then Circular Quay.
  • The Sydney Opera House is just a 5-7 minute walk from Circular Quay.
  • Ferries arrive at Circular Quay from Parramatta, North Sydney and Northern Beaches areas. You can also catch a ferry to and from Darling Harbour which passes directly under the Harbour Bridge.
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