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. North Head

    North Head

    The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse...

  2. Shakespeares Point

    Shakespeares Point

    Shakespeares Point in Nielsen Park is a perfect outdoor location to highlight the best of Sydney’s urban and natural charms. Located in the southern reaches of Sydney Harbour National Park, just east of Shark Beach,...

  3. Goat Island

    Goat Island

    Goat Island has long been a significant place in Port Jackson. The island, known as Me-mel by the local Cadigal people, was once inhabited by Bennelong and Barangaroo.Since European settlement, Goat Island...

  4. Grotto Point Lighthouse

    Grotto Point Lighthouse

    If you’ve ever dreamed of the life of a lighthouse-keeper, why not visit the historic Grotto Point Lighthouse and imagine what it’s been like to live and work there? This active beacon, located on a rocky headland...

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