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Sydney by ferry
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.
Travelling in Sydney by Ferry
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. Pick up an Opal card, which you can top up with value and use on buses, trains, ferries and light rail across Sydney.
Alternatively, ferry 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 or King Street Wharf on Darling Harbour where you'll find morning, lunch, afternoon and evening cruises available. Many include meals and entertainment.
Explore the Sydney Harbour Islands of Fort Denison, Shark Island, Clark Island, Rodd Island, Goat Island or Cockatoo Island. Catch one of the regular ferry services from Circular Quay and take in the stunning harbour scenery. For a New Year's Eve with epic views of Sydney's famous fireworks, secure a spot on Cockatoo, Shark, Clark or Goat islands.
The spectacular setting of Sydney Harbour is hard to beat, and there are many ways to explore this area teeming with natural beauty. Join a kayak tour and explore secret waterways to see the harbour up close, explore the Sydney Harbour Circle Walk which loops around 45km of harbour foreshore, or explore the underground tunnels of Middle Head.
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