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. 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...

  3. Cobblers Beach

    Cobblers Beach

    For a mini-holiday without leaving town, Cobblers Beach is a picturesque cove, ideal for swimming and picnicking; great for taking time out from a hectic city schedule. Nestled in bushland on the northern edge of...

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