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. 

  • 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. Lady Bay Beach

    Lady Bay Beach

    When you feel the need for a quick nature escape but don’t have the time to get out of town, why not enjoy a weekend getaway in your own city? South of the harbour, between South Head and Camp Cove, this tiny beach...

  2. 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...

  3. Military relics at Bradleys Head

    Military relics at Bradleys Head

    Bradleys Head is another place where military history and stunning landscapes combine to offer a complete harbour experience. Just next to Taronga Zoo, the convict-built battery at Bradley's Head was built after four...

  4. Milk Beach Vaucluse

    Milk Beach Vaucluse

    Situated at the base of Hermit Bay within the Sydney Harbour National Park, Milk Beach is a small isolated beach surrounded by the Heritage listed Strickland House.Offering a breathtaking view of...

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