We used the ferries daily and also the trains from here. Easy to use once you have a card. The ferries are regular and efficient. Views from the ferries are great. Took loads of photos from here.
Visited a few time between 10th November and 13th November. For the tourist this is the first sight of the harbour and everything you want to see and do seems to either start or finish here. Take the time to sit and just watch the world go by, I did.
This was my favorite pasttime spot. In addition to this being the main area to ride a ferry, there's entertainment...saxophonists, guitarists, mimes. Plenty of places to eat. There's also a park-like section to relax or have a picnic. Plus, beautiful views of the Harbour Bridge…
Using the Opal card good for trains, buses and ferries we took the slow ferry over to Manning Beach. Circular Quay is a hub of activity with restaurants, the Opera House and retailers. Terrific photos were taken here too.
This is where the Cruise Ships dock. Also the main Ferry, bus, train and light rail hub. Lots of restaurants nearby, including the Gourmet Quay