Circular Quay

Circular Quay is the hub of Sydney Harbour, situated at a small inlet called Sydney Cove, the founding site of Sydney and Australia.

A small southern bay at Port Jackson, Sydney Cove is home to the Circular Quay Ferry Terminal, and is littered with lively buskers and entertainers, not to mention some of Sydney’s most popular restaurants.  At the northern end rests the Sydney Opera House and to the west is The Rocks.  No matter what season, the area is bustling with people on their lunch breaks drinking in the warm sun and relaxing against a breathtaking backdrop. 



Circular Quay to The Rocks

The walk from Circular Quay to The Rocks is laden with some of Sydney’s greatest attractions.  Boasting incredible harbour views, Circular Quay is home to some of Sydney’s most luxurious hotels, five class Sydney RestaurantsSydney Venues and more. Next to the water you will find all kinds of restaurants to tickle every one of your taste buds.  The dining experience along Circular Quay to The Rocks really embodies the multicultural smorgasbord that Sydney has to offer, from exotic Asia, to rich European flavours to modern Australian cuisine.  There are plenty of Sydney Harbour Cruises, which you will see on your way to The Rocks, along with buskers and people on their lunch break revelling in the Sydney sun.


Domain to Circular Quay

The Domain encompasses the Royal Botanic Gardens and stretches right through to the Opera House – a treasure trove to Sydney locals of colonial history, beauty and unsurpassable architecture. The area is one of Sydney’s finest assets and its beauty has acted as a shield to protect the area from any further high rise development. Sydney Fitness is rampant from the Domain to the Opera House, with joggers, walkers and bike riders enjoying the view and peaceful setting despite its close proximity to the CBD.

Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
On the eastern edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens is Mrs Macquarie’s Road, built by request from Governor Macquarie’s wife.  The road leads to a sitting place carved in sandstone known as Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, shaped by convicts in 1810. The spot boasts one of the best harbour views and remains one of Sydney’s favourite tourist attractions.

How to get from Sydney CBD to Circular Quay

By Train:
Make your way to Sydney Central Business District - Sydney City.
Circular Quay is at the foot of Sydney CBD and is the older, historic end of the city.
There is a major railway station at the Circular Quay, which is part of the underground City Circle , which skirts around the CBD.

By Bus:

Most Sydney buses travel to or around Circular Quay.

From Sydney Central Walking:
Circular Quay is only a short stroll (10 minutes) from Sydney CBD. Use George Street to enter The Rocks as this is the main starting point. Walk east towards the ferry terminal and in the direction of the Opera House.

Sydney Car Parks (the Rocks):

Mirvac Parking
113 Harrington Street
The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: (02) 9252 4900
Wilson Parking
155 George Street
The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: 1800 PARKING
Premier Parking Clocktower
35 Harrington Street
The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: 1300 727343
Secure Parking
121 Harrington Street
The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Tel: (02) 8921 4900