Sydney by ferry

Highlights

Explore Sydney Harbour

Explore the beautiful waterways of Sydney on board one of the many Sydney Ferry services on offer. Travel from Circular Quay to the popular beachfront of Manly by ferry, and enjoy the sweeping harbour views and headland on the way. Or glide down the winding Parramatta River and discover the vibrant town of historic Parramatta. 

  • Sydney Ferry, Sydney Harbour
  • Parramatta Rivercat

Travelling in Sydney by Ferry

Ferry on Sydney harbour

Sydney Ferries transport commuters and visitors across the beautiful blue waterways that form the very heart of Sydney. Boarding a ferry is a fantastic way to explore and travel around one of the world's most beautiful harbour cities.

Catch a regular service to Manly, Parramatta, Balmain, Watsons Bay, Sydney Olympic Park, Taronga Zoo and many other locations. It is also a great way to explore the fascinating and historic Sydney Harbour Islands. The entire Sydney Ferries fleet is pram and wheelchair accessible. Visit the Transport Info page to check wharf facilities and accessibility relevant to your journey. 

Public transport in Sydney uses the Opal card system. Pick up an Opal card, which you can top up with value and use on buses, trains, ferries and light rail right across Sydney. You can find more Opal card information here. If you require a single trip Opal ticket, find your nearest vendor or single trip ticket machine by visiting this Opal single trip ticket page

If you're looking for a cruise on Sydney Harbour, head to Circular Quay or King Street Wharf on Darling Harbour where you'll find morning, lunch, afternoon and evening cruises available. Many include meals and entertainment.

  1. Fairfax walk

    Fairfax walk

    The Fairfax walk offers superb views and an enjoyable, gentle walk. This short paved track starts at the end of North Head Scenic Drive and then loops around the top of North Head. Its circuit connects three lookouts...

  2. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head

    Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head

    Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean. Named in honour of Aboriginal man Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European...

  3. Georges Head

    Georges Head

    A visit to Georges Head is a must for military history buffs. The Georges Head battery is located in Mosman, on the northern side of Sydney Harbour. Come to Georges Head to see military fortifications from the World...

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