Hello Circular Quay
Travel to Sydney on the ferry and your first steps in the city are likely to be in and around Circular Quay. Buzzing with the bustle of local commuters and freshly disembarked cruise liner passengers, Circular Quay feels very much like the beating heart of Sydney. The neighborhood's central location is certainly one of its biggest draws. You are within walking distance of The Rocks and the CBD, while the beaches of Manly and Bondi are only a short bus or ferry journey away. But you'll want to spend plenty of time in the area itself, too. After all, this is the home of the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and, of course, the majestic Sydney Opera House. This iconic landmark is one of the world's most instantly recognizable spectacles, from where you can also enjoy stunning views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.