are as much a part of Sydney as the Opera House or the Harbour Bridge. Ferries offer a
fast, reliable and extensive transport service and are provided by Sydney Ferries and
operate seven days a week, linking Sydney's central business and retail district with many
wharves on Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River. The Sydney City terminus is at Circular Quay.
Ferry services connect with Sydney Buses and CityRail trains at Circular Quay.
There are 11 colour-coded routes for Sydney
Ferries, these are shown on the map. Buses connect with services at most suburban wharves
and at Circular QuayIn 1998 two new Harbour Cats joined the Sydney Ferries fleet, the
"Anne Sargeant" and the "Pam Burridge". These low wash vessels seat
150 people and cost $1.7 million each.
Other Harbour Ferry Services
Ph: 9264 7377
Darling Harbour - Casino - Circular Quay: The
Rocket runs between Circular Quay (wharf 6) and Darling Harbour. The service operates
seven days a week.
Lane Cove: The Rocket
Ph: 9264 7377
The Rocket operates Monday to Friday only.
Circular Quay and Inner Harbour Loop: Hegarty's
Ph: (02) 9206 1167
This service operates 7 days a week. Service stops
are Circular Quay, Luna Park/Milson's Point, Lavender Bay, McMahon's Point, Jeffrey
Street, Beulah Street and Circular Quay.
In addition to Sydney
Harbour, ferries operate at other locations in the greater Sydney metropolitan area.
Cronulla to Bundeena: Cronulla National Park
Ph: 9526 2990
This service operates 7 days a week. The service
has a summer timetable, which operates from November to March, the winter timetable
operates April to October.
Palm Beach to Patonga Ferry Service: Palm Beach
Ph: 9918 2747
This service operates 7 days a week. The timetable changes, depending on the season. For
more information please phone the operator.
Basin and Mackerel Beach Ferry Service:
Palm Beach Ferry Service
operates 7 days a week. The timetable changes depending on the season.
Hawkesbury River, Brooklyn to
Patonga Beach: Hawkesbury Ferry Service
Ph: 9918 2747
Ph: 9985 7566
The Brooklyn to Patonga Beach
ferry service operates Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Brooklyn to Dangar Island: Dangar
Island Ferry Service
Ph: 9985 7605
This service operates 7 days a
week. The service also travels to Wobby.
Balmain Ferry Service: Cobb Marine
Ph: 9957 1369
This service operates Monday to
Friday only. Services stop at Thames Street, Darling Street, McMahons Point and Circular
to enjoy a trip on Sydney Ferries
Step 1: Plan your
Use the Sydney Ferries map to
select your route.
Step 2: Choose the wharf at Circular Quay
Most services leave from the same
wharf at Circular Quay, but there are exceptions. Check the indicator boards and listen
Step 3: Choose your ticket
Try to have the correct change if
you plan to use the automatic ticket machines at Circular Quay or Manly.
Step 4: Getting on the ferry
Pass through the automatic ticket
barriers. Barrier machines are located only at Circular Quay and Manly Wharf. Insert your
ticket into the slot at the front of the machine with the
arrow-side up and the arrow pointing into the slot. Get on the right ferry.
Step 5: Completing your journey
At Circular Quay or Manly, ticket machines will
keep single tickets. Sydney Buses and some private bus services connect with ferries at
For information phone the
InfoLine 131 500