3 adventurous activities to do in Circular Quay

I am a sucker for adventurous activities. Whenever I travel, I try to find some adventurous activity or the other. Similarly, when I moved to Sydney, I researched on some of the adventurous things to do and even though I did not get a list of activities at once, I still figured out the 3 best adventurous activities to do in Circular Quay.

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Circular Quay of Sydney

Circular Quay is a harbour area located in Sydney and a hub to the ferry transport of the Sydney harbour. The quay has an international shipping port and is a tourism spot in Sydney. It is also the home to the World famous Sydney Opera House.

Not an adventurous soul? I have got you covered, read my blog 5 things to do in Circular Quay for other things to do.

How to get to Circular Quay?

The best way to reach Circular Quay is by public transport. Circular Quay is part of the Sydney Central Business District (CBD) line and has a connectivity from all modes of public transport in Sydney. There are frequent trains that run between the train stations of the CBD (Central, Wynyard, Town Hall, St James, Museum and Circular Quay). There are light rails that run between the various stops within the CBD. And Circular Quay is also reachable by buses and ferries.

  • Up-to-date information on the timings and the routes can be found on the Transport for New South Wales (NSW) website.
  • One can use Opal transportation card or debit/credit cards to pay for the fare on Sydney public transport.

3 adventurous activities in Circular Quay

Speed Jet boat

One of the most fun activities that one can do in Circular Quay is to take a speed jet boat. The boat ride provides the required adrenaline rush and is definitely a must do. Jet boats are powerful and can go really fast.

Keep a watch on Groupon website as there are deals that are advertised very often.

Jet boat in Circular Quay - 3 adventurous activities in Circular Quay
Jet boating in Sydney Harbour

Bridge Climb

Bridge Climb in Sydney is a tourist attraction where one can climb the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Climbing the bridge offers a 360 degrees panoramic view of the Sydney Harbour. Started in the year 1998, Bridge Climb became legal and allowed the tourists to climb the bridge.

Read Bridge climb for detailed information on the climb.

  • Provider name: Bridge Climb.
  • Time taken: Around 3 hours.
  • Cost: Depends on the time and day of the week.
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The Bridge Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge
On top of the bridge


A cool activity to do over a weekend is to kayak around the Sydney Opera House. It is absolutely enjoyable and makes a great group activity with friends or kids. The kayak tour starts at Woolloomooloo. The guide was extremely helpful and I had a great time kayaking.

Keep a watch on Groupon website as there are deals that are advertised very often.

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Kayaking in Sydney Harbour

The other activity that is run by Eagle adventures is abseiling in the Blue Mountains. I have done that and have had a wonderful time as well.

Closing Notes

All the three activities listed in this post are super fun and amazing. I had lovely time at all of these and enjoyed each one of them. Sydney, as a city caters for all kinds of travelers and it has something or the other for every visitor. If you want to see what other things one can do in Sydney, refer my ultimate guide of Sydney.

If you love walks and discovering history of a city, then definitely read about the below self guided walks where one can discover history of Circular Quay:

If you are looking for tours and trips? Then definitely check out Viator.

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8 thoughts on “3 adventurous activities to do in Circular Quay”

  1. All of them are thrilling activities. But the Bridge climb is what riveted the attention. This is unique and have read a lot about this climb. Would love to do this whenever an opportunity presents itself.

  2. Thanks for the interesting post. Raksha I want to know, how much physical fitness is needed for the bridge climbing? I mean is being moderately fit enough, or one need to follow a tough regime?

    • Hi Ramya, Thank you for reading the post. The bridge climb requires a moderate fitness, it is not hard and can easily be done.


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