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Sydney by ferry


Manly ferry ride

Enjoy a day out on the harbour. Travel from Circular Quay to Manly by ferry and then go for a harbourside walk along the Manly to Spit Scenic Walkway. The 10km walk can take between 3-4.5 hours to complete, depending on how many spots you stop at for a swim or to admire the views. The walkway is well signposted with information boards along the length of the track. Return from Spit Bridge to Manly Wharf by bus.

Must Do

Sydney Ferry info

Sydney Ferry's Rivercat at Paramatta Wharf

Can there be a better way to travel around one of the world's most beautiful harbour cities than by ferry? Sydney Ferries transports commuters and visitors via the meandering blue waterways that form the very heart of the city.

There are regular services to Manly, Parramatta, Balmain, Watsons Bay, Sydney Olympic Park, Taronga Zoo and many other locations. The entire Sydney Ferries fleet is wheelchair accessible with 20 accessible ferry wharves. Tickets are available in the following locations:

  • Sydney Ferries ticket outlets at Circular Quay and Manly
  • Ticket machines at Circular Quay and Darling Harbour Terminal
  • The Cafe on board the Manly Ferry
  • A cashier on board some Sydney Ferry services (such as the Parramatta River services).
  • Third party Pre-Pay ticket resellers.

If you're looking for a cruise on Sydney Harbour, head to Circular Quay and King Street Wharf where you'll find morning, lunch, afternoon and evening cruises, some including meals and entertainment. Find out more about Sydney Harbour cruises or use the Tripview app to plan your journey.

Cronulla Ferry between Cronulla and Bundeena

Cronulla Ferries

Cronulla Ferries operate hourly services between Cronulla and Bundeena, gateway to the Royal National Park.

Matilda Cruise boat passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Matilda Cruises

Private operator Matilda Cruises has ferry services from Circular Quay to Darling Harbour, Luna Park, Taronga Zoo and Fort Denison.

Palm Beach Ferry and jetty, Pittwater.

Palm Beach Ferries

The Palm Beach Ferry on the northern beaches has regular ferry services from Palm Beach to Central Coast destinations including Ettalong, Wagstaff, Basin and Mackerel.