Circular Quay The gateway to all the wonderful things
Sydney Harbour has to offer
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Sydney Harbour Explorer - 1 Day Pass

$35
  • 35 - Adult
  • 20 - Child (4-15)
  • 90 - Family (2A, 2C)
1 Day Sydney Harbour Explorer Pass includes: Manly Fast Ferry + Manly - Watsons Bay Ferry + 90min Sightseeing Cruise
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  • Operates 7 Days a Week
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Licensed Bar Onboard
  • OpalPay Accepted
Sydney Opera House,Sydney Harbour Bridge

This is the gateway to all the wonderful things that Sydney Harbour has to offer. Circular Quay in Sydney Cove is bordered by the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Garden on one side and the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the other. It’s also the main ferry terminal in Sydney, making it easy to explore one of the world’s great natural harbours.

Stroll along the western side of the busy transport hub to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and The Rocks, where the British colony began in 1788. On the other side of the quay, explore Sydney’s dark past at the Justice and Police Museum housed in a former colonial court and police station.

Lunch at Cafe Sydney, Circular Quay.

Walk along the foreshore and be rewarded with spectacular views. Stroll under the world’s largest steel arch bridge to Walsh Bay, a theatre precinct with heritage wharves. Follow the same path along the water and you’ll arrive at Barangaroo Reserve and if you continue further down you’ll get to the Barangaroo precinct.

Dotted around the quay are enticing places to eat and drink, including acclaimed fine dining restaurants Quay, Aria Sydney and Bennelong, which is inside one of the Opera House’s white sails. For stunning harbour views, head for Cafe Sydney on the rooftop of heritage-listed Customs House or Hacienda in the Pullman Quay Grand.

The Gateway food court is home to over 25 fast casual dining options. Nearby, Mary’s Circular Quay does a mean cheeseburger, head to Tapavino for Spanish tapas, Bar Patron offers Mexican fare and Botanic House is a pan-Asian restaurant in the Royal Botanic Garden.

The Squire’s Landing is a brewhouse boasting world class views on the northern end of the Overseas Passenger Terminal and Cruise Bar, in the same building, is all about cocktails. On the other side of the harbour, Opera Bar is a favourite with locals and tourists and Bulletin Place is a great small bar.   

Timetables

Timetable for the Manly – Circular Quay fast ferry service and Sydney Harbour Explorer route.

Manly Departure TimesManly Fast Ferry

Times
6am-9pm
Weekdays
6 20 40      
7 00 12 24 36 48
8 00 12 24 36 48
9 00 22 40    
10 10 40      
11 10 40      
12 10 40      
13 10 40      
14 10 40      
15 10 40      
16 10 35      
17 10 23 35 47 59
18 11 23 35 47 59
19 11 25 40    
20 00 20 40    
Times
6am-9pm
Weekends & Public Holidays
6    
7    
8    
9    
10 10 40
11 10 40
12 10 40
13 10 40
14 10 40
15 10 40
16 10 40
17 10 40
18 10 40
19 10 40
20 10 40

Circular Quay Departure TimesManly Fast Ferry

 
 
Times
6am-9pm
Weekdays
6 35 55      
7 10 23 35 47 59
8 11 23 35 50  
9 05 40      
10 10 40      
11 10 40      
12 10 40      
13 10 40      
14 10 40      
15 10 40      
16 10 40      
17 00 12 24 36 48
18 00 12 24 36 48
19 00 15 35 55  
20 15        
Times
6am-9pm
Weekends & Public Holidays
6    
7    
8    
9 40  
10 10 40
11 10 40
12 10 40
13 10 40
14 10 40
15 10 40
16 10 40
17 10 40
18 10 40
19 10 40
20 10  

Sydney Harbour ExplorerWeekends Only

Circular Quay Towards Chowder Bay
Circular
Quay
Taronga
Zoo
Watsons
Bay
Chowder
Bay
10:00 10:15 10:30 10:40
11:30 11:45 12:00 12:10
13:30 13:45 14:00 14:10
15:00 15:15 15:30 15:40
16:30 16:45
Chowder Bay Towards Circular Quay
Chowder
Bay
Watsons
Bay
Taronga
Zoo
Circular
Quay
10:40 10:50 11:05 11:20
12:10 12:20 12:35 12:50
14:10 14:20 14:35 14:50
15:40 15:50 16:05 16:30
16:45 17:00

Drop Off Only

Fares Info

Single Ticket Fares

Single ticket fares between Circular Quay and one destination from the list below. Tickets can be purchased from one of our ticket offices at Circular Quay Wharf 2 & 6, Darling Harbour Pier 26 Shop 2b and Manly Wharf 2 or onboard the vessel.

Destination Adult Child
Taronga Zoo $6.00 $4.00
Watsons Bay $8.00 $6.00
Manly $9.90 $5.90
Chowder Bay $8.00 $6.00

OpalPay Fares

OpalPay fares between Circular Quay and one destination from the list below.

Destination Adult Child
Taronga Zoo $6.00 $4.00
Watsons Bay $8.00 $6.00
Manly $9.90 $5.90
Chowder Bay $8.00 $6.00
  • OpalPay accepted on Manly Fast Ferry
  • Staff are not permitted to accept cash on board vessels. Most debit/credit cards are accepted

Map

  • Ticket Office
  • Departure Wharf

Sydney Harbour Explorer - 1 Day Pass

$35
  • 35 - Adult
  • 20 - Child (4-15)
  • 90 - Family (2A, 2C)
1 Day Sydney Harbour Explorer Pass includes: Manly Fast Ferry + Manly - Watsons Bay Ferry + 90min Sightseeing Cruise
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Must See Sydney Harbour Destinations

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Taronga Zoo, Ferry, Combo Pass, Sydney Harbour Cruise

Taronga Zoo

One of Sydney’s most famous attractions, the award-winning Taronga Zoo is home to over 4,000 animals, including Australian native wildlife, as well as rare and endangered exotic animals.

Chowder Bay

Chowder Bay at Clifton Gardens offers spectacular harbour views, swimming, scuba diving and historic heritage, for a perfect family day out near to Sydney Harbour National Park.
Watsons Bay, Ferry, Sightseeing Cruise, Sydney Harbour Cruise

Watsons Bay

There’s a lot to love about Watsons Bay. It’s got lovely beaches, marvelous views and delicious seafood. Located on the South Head peninsula in Sydney’s east, it’s a delightful day out.
Circular Quay, Fast Ferry, Sydney Harbour Cruise

Circular Quay

Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Rocks. Circular Quay is the main ferry terminal in Sydney, making it easy to explore one of the world’s great natural harbours.
Manly, Ferry, Sydney Harbour Cruise

Manly

Enjoy the wonderful delights of Manly! Visit iconic tree-lined Manly Beach, see breathtaking views from North Head, enjoy delicious waterside places to eat and fun family activities.