Circular Quay & NYE Recommendations

“The Quay" is known as Sydney’s major transport hub with one of the busiest train stations and the city's main ferry terminus. Ferries leave every few minutes to different parts of the harbour, including Manly, Watsons Bay, Mosman and Taronga Zoo. So many adventures at your fingertips!

WATCH VIDEO NOW - Circular Quay is a place where people love to walk around the eastern side to see the Sydney Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Take a walk around to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair, known as the best place to capture photos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or have a picnic lunch with the family.

Circular Quay is the home to over 4,000 artworks by Australian artists – the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia symbolises Australia’s thriving modern art scene. Nearby at the Justice and Police Museum, you can also explore Sydney’s dark past in a former colonial court and police station.

Enticing places to eat and drink are scattered around the quay, including some of our favourite restaurants such as Quay, Aria Sydney and Bennelong, which is inside one of the white sails at the Opera House.

Planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations? Circular Quay is the place to be. Every year, more than a million people flock to the Sydney foreshore for a New Year’s party, thrilling fireworks and unique light parades. 

We’ll have the beloved family favourite, the 9pm fireworks, followed by the big show at midnight where fireworks will be launched from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and seven barges on the harbour.

Happy New Year everyone – from all of our team, we wish everyone the best for 2019.