I seemed to end here quite a lot. There is a convenient metro stop. It is, of course, the base for ferries, and I took the Manly ferry from there. One can also often see ocean liners - I saw the QE2 docked adjacently. There are good views of the bridge and the opera house, and both are within easy walking distance. I also had a couple of meals in that area, having found one restaurant which was not quite as expensive as the rest. It is clearly a social focus, and it is very pleasant to be there in the sun!