Circular Quay

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge sits within the city of Sydney, surrounded by an unforgettable atmosphere that alternates between laidback and lively. After seeing Sydney from the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, take some time to further explore the city and discover adventures that hide just beneath the surface.


The natural harbour is undeniably Sydney’s most famous feature and one of Sydney’s greatest playgrounds. Framed by the iconic Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, you can walk the waterfront with ease from Circular Quay. There are also numerous restaurants, bars and cafes to enjoy along the way.

Just a short ferry trip across the harbour from Circular Quay will bring you to Taronga Zoo. The zoo showcases exotic and local animals with the city and harbour as a backdrop. You can also take the ferry over to Manly Beach for a taste of Sydney’s famous beach culture. On this scenic journey, you’ll glide straight past the grandeur of Kirribilli House, the secondary official residence of the Prime Minister of Australia. The historic site of The Rocks, where BridgeClimb is located, is home to one of the oldest colonial era settlements in Australia.

Over in Sydney’s eastern suburbs is where you’ll find the famous golden sands and clear waters of Bondi Beach, where locals and tourists alike flock all year round to enjoy. And if you’re after one of the most picturesque spots in Sydney to spend time with family or friends, don’t miss a trip to Watsons Bay. Located just 11km from the city centre, it’s the perfect place for an afternoon swim and is also accessible by ferry from Circular Quay.


Sydney is cosmopolitan yet casual; a place where the city and surf collide. Whether your visit is for work or pleasure, we hope you enjoy you time in Australia’s Harbour City. If you’d like to find out more about getting a taste of Sydney life into your holiday itinerary, please check out for information about accommodation in Sydney, attractions, tours and events.