Circular Quay is the hub of Sydney and it’s transport system. It’s a hive of activity at any time of the day. In the mornings and evenings it’s busy with business people and during the day and night time it’s the tourists that keep it busy.
This is the main ferry quay in Sydney and ferries depart here to Manly, Watson’s Bay, Middle Harbour, Darling Harbour and upriver to Parramatta amongst other destinations. There are also restaurants, cafes and tourist shops here. The Museum of Contemporary Art and the Overseas Passenger Terminal are located on the western side with the Opera House on the eastern side.
The area played a major part in the settling of New South Wales in 1788 after Botany Bay was thought to be an unsuitable place to set up the new colony.