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Our most recommended Circular Quay Activities

  • Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3 or 6-Course Menu

    1. Sydney: Harbour Dinner Cruise with 3 or 6-Course Menu

    Experience a first-class dining experience aboard one of Sydney's premier vessels, the MV Sydney 2000 or John Cadman II, as you sail around a dazzling night sky or a mesmerizing Sydney Harbour during sunset (summer). Enjoy the enchanting backdrop of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and savor the scrumptious choices of the 3-course a la carte meal Contemporary Australian menu and 5-star service. Once you have indulged in the fantasic cuisine on offer, enjoy the wonderful tunes provided by the live band and singer onboard from your seat or out on the dance floor! The Captains Dinner is truly the perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion or a night out for dinner in the city.

    Lovely meal with great views and very attentive waitress. Website shows meal choices which could be subject to change. However on arrival at the table it was a set menu with no choice so slightly disappointing. Fortunately after explaining I couldn’t eat the dessert I was offered an alternative. Great window table, professional and swift service.

  • Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

    2. Sydney: Taronga Zoo Tickets

    Overlooking magnificent Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is just 12 minutes by ferry from Circular Quay and offers amazing wildlife experiences with stunning harbor views. Nestled on the shores of the world's most beautiful harbor, Taronga Zoo is surrounded by lush bushland of Bradley's Head National Park, popular for early morning walks. Ferries depart from Circular Quay every 30 minutes. Taronga Zoo is open daily, 365 days a year. Opening hours between October and March are 9:30 to 17:00; and between April and September from 9:30 to 16:30. The Zoo has many popular trails to explore including the Australian Walkabout, Kids' Trail, Reptile World, African Safari, Big Cats' Trail, Rainforest Trail, Seal Walk, Seals for the Wild, and the iconic must-see Free Flight Birds presentations. Zoo entry includes limited keeper talks, presentations, and access to the Sky Safari cable car. The many exhi...

    unable to do the shows, but was able to try the Wild Ropes. It's a must try. a little bit scary of the height, and a little bit difficult. but fun

  • Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

    3. Sydney: Harbour Cruise, Taronga Zoo and Sky Safari

    Experience the most fun way to travel to Taronga Zoo and save money with a return ticket on the rocket ferry Circular Quay. Once inside the zoo, take in as many of the exhibits as you like at your own pace. Explore 10 themed areas, including Wild Australia, Wild Asia and the Great Southern Oceans. Hear talks by the zookeepers and go to interactive shows, such as the free bird show and free seal show. See native Australian animals, including koala and platypus, along with creatures from around the world such as Asian elephants, lions and giraffe. Grab some lunch at one of the many cafés, or take your own picnic and find a nice spot in the shade. Once you've had your animal fix for the day, head back to the dock and get some amazing views of Sydney on the cruise back to Circular Quay.

    The GetYourGuide deal was great value for money. Our express ferry with captain cook cruises was prompt and the staff were very friendly. It was wonderful to hear a bit of history about the harbour through the boat staff on the way over to Taronga. The express ferry had numerous return trips running throughout the day as well which was wonderful. The sky safari at Taronga also saved us a lot of time getting into the zoo, which allowed us to have a full day exploring the zoo. This deal is definitely worth purchasing.

  • Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise Ferry Ticket

    4. Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise Ferry Ticket

    Get your keys to the city of Sydney with a 1 or 2-day pass for the Sydney Harbour hop-on-hop-off fleet. Cruises depart from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour and allow you the flexibility of visiting up to 8 famous harbor precincts or simply stay on board for a round trip.  • Darling Harbour: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, National Maritime Museum, Explorer Bus, China Town, shopping, restaurants, bars, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo and more • Watsons Bay: Home of Doyles famous seafood restaurant and one of Sydney’s best waterfront pubs. Take a short stroll to Camp Cove, the Gap and historic South Head • Circular Quay: Sydney Opera House, the historic Rocks precinct, weekend markets, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbor Bridge pylon, restaurants, bars and the Explorer Bus • Taronga Zoo: Discover Austr...

    Very friendly staff very informative We didn't get full use for money as we went to Luna park and Taronga zoo over the two days

  • Sydney: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass and 4 Attractions

    5. Sydney: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass and 4 Attractions

    Explore the best of Sydney with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, plus entrance tickets to the Sydney Tower, Sea Life Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney Zoo, and Madame Tussauds. Enjoy a bus tour with over 20 stops, taking in Sydney's famous landmarks and attractions. Hop on and hop off as many times as you like or stay on board for a full circuit to enjoy a relaxed sightseeing experience from the comfort of your seat. Buses run approximately every 2 hours on the Sydney route and are subject to local traffic conditions. Catch a bus anytime from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Sydney Tour Bus Stops: • Circular Quay • Elizabeth Street  • Cook & Phillip Park  • William Street  • Kings Cross • El Alamein Fountain  • Woolloomooloo Bay  • Sydney Opera House  • Botanical Garden • State Library  • Hyde Park  • Central Station  • Power House Museum • Sydney Fish Market • The Star • Maritime Museum • C...

    For a two day visit to Sydney it enabled us to see and do everything we wanted. Bondi, Darling Harbour, S. Harbour Bridge, Harbour Cruise The Eye and to cap it all an excellent guided walk around the Rocks. Thoroughly recommend for two days

  • Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

    6. Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

    Enjoy a full-day trip to the most scenic part of Sydney on this fun-filled and unforgettable tour of the Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Relax on a scenic drive in an air-conditioned minivan to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. While there, bush walk to sacred rock engraving sites to learn about local Aboriginal culture. Enjoy stunning ocean views at Manly Beach, the Spit, West Head, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Long Reef, North Head Palm Beach, Summer Bay and Palm Beach Lighthouse before enjoying a sit-down lunch with scenic views from the balcony at the Palm Beach Golf Club. After lunch, travel to Narrabeen Beach, one of the best surfing spots in Sydney. Take advantage of the superb photo opportunities from Long Reef Headland, where you may even be lucky enough to see a whale. Then, escape the crowds and stroll the cliffs along the Curl Curl coastal walk. Stop to admi...

    Great tour, Mike was an outstanding guide, knowledgeable in plants and nature, as well as aboriginal history and art. It was just two of us, but he did not spare any effort to show us everything, from nature and art to beaches and neighbourhoods. Well worth our time.

  • Small Group Harbor Cruise, Secret Beaches & Local Guide

    7. Small Group Harbor Cruise, Secret Beaches & Local Guide

    This tour is about learning, having fun and exploring places off the beaten track. During the tour, your local guide will provide fascinating insights into the harbour’s history, culture and natural environment. Your boat tour begins in the bustling Circular Quay before heading under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and stopping in front of the famous Opera House for photographs. From here, your journey continues past Australia’s largest naval base to the multi-million dollar waterfront mansions of Point Piper, homes to politicians, movie stars and billionaires. After a one hour cruise past all the classic Sydney Harbour landmarks and some fascinating lesser-known sites, you will land on an idyllic National Park beach, where the boat lands right on the beach for you to have a stroll or swim - you may even spot a penguin because this is home to Sydney’s only resident colony of Fairy Penguins. ...

    Both Zane and Elodie are amazing hosts. Awesome overview of Sydney Harbour! We really enjoyed this cruise and highly recommend it!

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What people are saying about Circular Quay

Met all of our expectations. Very easy to navigate and in a restricted time frame were able to see allot of Sydney. The extras were also most enjoyable particularly the HOHO Harbour Ferry. Only possible issue might be the wait times to switch routes.

We loved it being in the top in the fresh air . We felt we saw more and learned more about Sydney than navigating around by ourselves.thoroughly enjoyed it

Excellent tour, covered a lot of interesting places good value for money

It was good fun and great tour for a city sightseeing !

Best choice for first time visitors seeing the city.