Circular Quay, Sydney
The landing-place of the First Fleet was at the mouth of the Tank River, which has long since been canalized and built over. The south end of the V-shaped inlet at the point where Pitt Street and Alfred Street now meet silted up under the action of the tides, and hundreds of convicts labored for years to fill it in with stones and rubble and construct a horseshoe-shaped harbor wall known as the Circular Quay.
Transit: Sydney Explorer Bus stop.
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art, housed in an Art Deco building of 1930-50 on Circular Quay, was opened in 1991 thanks to the munificence of JW Powen, who bequeathed his fortune to Sydney University for the purchase and exhibition of contemporary art.
Address: Box R1286, Royal Exchange, NSW 1223, Australia
Opening hours: 10am-5pm
Always closed on: Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee: FREE
Useful tips: Tours available at noon, 1pm, and 2pm.
Guides: Guided tour available as optional extra.
Facilities: Gift shop, Restaurant or food service
Captain Cook Cruises
Captain Cook Cruises operates from Circular Quay offering cruises of Sydney Harbour. There are 25 daily sightseeing, lunch and dinner cruises.During the annual winter migration, a whale watching cruise is offered through Sydney Heads.