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What To Do In Circular Quay?

  1. Take a Sydney Opera House Tour
  2. Go on Sydney Harbour Bridge Bike Tour
  3. Checkout Festival of Light and Sound Cruise
  4. Visit Customs House
  5. Check out the Museum of Contemporary Art
  6. Dine at The Squire’s Landing
  7. Book a Mystery Picnic in the Botanic Gardens
  8. Explore The Rocks
  9. Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb
  10. Enjoy at The Olympic Swimming Pool
Home to top attractions such as the Sydney Harbor, Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbor Bridge, there are many things to do in Circular Quay. The Harbor is a major transportation hub that connects trains, buses, and ferries and is bustling with activities.  There are things for everyone to love such as the Museum of Contemporary Art with over 4000 works from Australian artists to the rocks where you can explore many heritage buildings. 

When thinking of what to do in Circular Quay, you will never run out of options, as the harbor is home to many beautiful attractions and cafes.  You can take a bike tour across the Sydney Harbor Bridge to see the lovely cityscape. Ride across the rocks, Sydney's oldest neighborhood, and visit numerous landmarks.  Visit Squire’s Landing, a fine dining restaurant that offers a bottomless brunch every weekend. The Circular Quay is well known for its Festival of Light and Sound Cruise, which will take you on a picturesque tour starting at Darling Harbor and passing by many well-known city landmarks.

Here is the list of best things to do in Circular Quay:

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Explore the Sydney Opera House, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with over 1800 annual performances, on a guided tour. Learn about its history and anecdotes, and have an interactive experience with digital exhibits.

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Explore The Rocks

  • Located on the edge of one of the world’s great natural harbors, the rocks is known for its many attractions, bars, restaurants, and nightlife.
  • Go on The Rocks Walking Tours and explore lanes, pubs, and heritage buildings as you learn fascinating history about the city's past from the local guide.
  • When thinking of what to do in Circular Quay, the foodies market is an excellent choice to  try and indulge in  mouth-watering street food.
  • Visit the Rocks market which has over 200 stalls and purchase souvenirs to take back home.
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Meeting Location: 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks

Activity Timings: 10:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Activity Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

About the Sydney Harbour Bridge Bike Tour:

Sydney Harbour is the city's majestic centrepiece, and the views from the bridge are breathtaking. Cycle around the Rocks district while exploring Kirribilli and the governor’s house, one of the tour's main highlights. Taking in the views of Luna Park, while riding over the famed bridge to see North Sydney and Lavender Bay, this bike tour is a fun and easy way to ride through Sydney’s best places. Join this amazing tour with your loved ones and spend a fun-filled day.

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Visit Customs House

  • When looking for Things To Do In Circular Quay, do not forget to visit the customs house which is home to a 2-level library with over 50,000 items, and exhibitions that take place throughout the year.
  • Witness this huge building made of Pyrmont sandstone,  polished granite columns, a coat of arms, and the face of Queen Victoria which is carved at the entrance.                                             
  • You can visit and relax in one of the relaxing lounges, a magazine salon, and also premier cafes and bars.
  • You can also head over to the rooftop cafe which has fresh haute cuisine with a spectacular view of the Sydney harbors.

    Location:  31 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Timings: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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  • Monday to Sunday: 06:00 PM & 07:30 PM

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This vivid Sydney cruise takes you to the waters of Darling Harbour for an exclusive experience. Experience the biggest music and light festival in all of Sydney. Have a few drinks along with a delicious buffet dinner while enjoying the amazing views of the city. Sit back on the deck while cruising down the tranquil waters of Sydney. 

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Checkout The Museum of Contemporary Art

  •  If you are looking for what to do in Circular Quay, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art which has over 4000 works from Australian artists.
  • Set in the former Maritime Services building, the Museum is an excellent example of late Art Deco architecture.
  • The Museum is one of the leading museums in Australia and is dedicated to exhibiting and collecting contemporary art from all across the world. You can go on a guided tour to learn more about the works.
  • There are over 4,000 Australian works on display including works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

    Location: 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    Timings: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dine at The Squire’s Landing

  • Squire's Landing is a fine dining restaurant in Australia and is known to host Bottomless brunch every weekend with a share-style menu that also includes 1.5 hours of bottomless beverages over the beautiful view of the Sydney harbor.
  • If you are looking for fine dining, you can visit Squire’s Landing for a 5-course dinner with handpicked wines from Langmeil Winery.
  • You can also enjoy live music every Wednesday and Sunday by local artists during your dinner.

    Location: Northern end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    Timings: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Book a Mystery Picnic in The Botanic Gardens

  • One of the most exciting  things to do in Circular Quay is to go on a mystery picnic and solve clues to get close to your picnic spot and collect your gourmet food.
  • The mystery picnic starts by solving fun clues which will take you on a self-guided tour to your picnic spot. 
  • Enjoy looking at the spectacular views of the Sydney Opera and the Sydney harbor from the Gardens.
  • Look at thousands of different species of plants and trees, as well as a variety of colorful birds, fruit bats, and water dragons.

    Location: Mrs. Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

    Timings: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

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  • Climbing the world's longest bridges is one of the best things to do in Circular Quay if you love adventure activities .
  • Climb 134 meters up the bridge and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the city.
  • You can choose from the  Insider Climb,  which takes 2.5 hours long through the lower arch, or the Summit which is the original climb and takes 3 hours to complete.
  • The Sydney harbor bridge also hosts climbs throughout the year to celebrate many festivals like Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, and Vivid Sydney.

    Location: 3 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
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Enjoy at The Olympic Swimming Pool

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  • Beat the heat by visiting the North Sydney Olympic Pool located under the Sydney Harbor Bridge and go for a swim.
  • You can enjoy the 50-meter outdoor pool and the 25-meter indoor pool with magnificent views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge
  • You can also visit the pool with your family as it also has a wading pool, baby splash pool, and sundeck.

    Location: 4 Alfred St S, Milsons Point NSW 2061, Australia

    Timing: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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People Also Ask About Sydney

  1. What is the best time to visit Circular Quay?

    September to November is the best time to visit Circular Quay, as it's the Spring season and the weather is pleasant for tourists. There are many things to do in Circular Quay during this season including many outdoor activities.
  2. Why are The Rocks Sydney so famous?

    Known as the Birthplace of modern Sydney, Rocks is home to many attractions and has a rich colonial history. The rocks is also known for its amazing nightlife and you can visit many pubs, cultural heritage sites, and restaurants here.
  3. Is climbing the Sydney Harbor bridge worth it?

    Yes absolutely. Once you reach the top of the Sydney Harbor bridge, you can get a chance to look at the amazing panoramic views of the city.
  4. What are the best things to do in Circular Quay at night?

    - Sunset Sailing.
    - Walk across the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
    - Try a Bridge Climb with a difference.
    - Ride a ferry and watch the city sparkle.
    - Walk around the Rocks and check out the historic pubs.
  5. Why is Sydney so famous?

    Known for its beautiful beaches and harbor, Sydney is one of the largest cities in Australia. You can witness many top attractions in the world such as the Sydney Opera house, Bondi Beach, and Harbor Bridge in Sydney.
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