Good for: Budget Travellers, Photography, sightseeing
- Circular Quay
Lonely Planet review for Circular Quay
Circular Quay is built around Sydney Cove and is considered by many to be the focal point of the city. The first European settlement in Australia grew around the Tank Stream, which now runs underground into the harbour here. For many years this was the shipping centre of Sydney, but it's now both a commuting hub and a recreational space.
Transport abounds - here you'll find ferry quays, a railway station and the Overseas Passenger Terminal. There are also harbour walkways, restaurants, buskers, parks and the Museum of Contemporary Art. And, of course, you can't miss the Sydney Opera House.