Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean. Named in honour of Aboriginal man Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European...
A visit to Georges Head is a must for military history buffs. The Georges Head battery is located in Mosman, on the northern side of Sydney Harbour. Come to Georges Head to see military fortifications from the World...
Sydney Harbour National Park is home to several known rock engravings made by the region's Aboriginal inhabitants. Fascinating, well-preserved and etched into the Sydney basin sandstone, these images include humans,...