©Ellen Barone. Sydney Harbour Bridge as viewed at night from Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Circular Quay is the hub of Sydney Harbour, situated at a small inlet called Sydney Cove, the founding site for Sydney and Australia. It is a stepping-off point for most attractions based around the harbour and an exciting place to be day and night.

On the southern side of Circular Quay is a walkway that leads to the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanical Gardens; while on the northern side, a short walk along lovely landscaped walkways takes you to the Harbour Bridge and The Rocks, one of the oldest, most attractive and most interesting parts of Sydney. 

The quay is a vibrant, bustling place with ferries leaving every few minutes to different parts of the harbour. Alongside the ferry terminals are a number of small outdoor cafes and the area is a magnet for buskers of every description.

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