Looking north across the Circular Quay and Darling Harbor.

Looking north across the Circular Quay and Darling Harbor.

What: A downtown waterfront with restaurants, shops, sightseeing and plenty of pedestrian space.

Why it Works:

One end of the Quay connects to Jorn Utzon’s famed Sydney Opera House, and the other with The Rocks, an area that constitutes Sydney’s historic “original village.” The eastern end of the promenade leads into the Royal Botanic Gardens which is in itself a great public space. The Quay is frequented by tourists and locals alike. It is a bustling transit hub for commuters and a venue for fresh markets and great restaurants. It is a beautiful and well maintained space that offers something for just about any passer by or visitor.

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