The first ferry line was opened in 1854, with a steam paddler named The Brothers, connecting the City of Sydney with Manly
Today Sydney Ferries are vital part of Sydney facilitating a quick access to many locations around Sydney Harbour and Parramatta River.
Sydney ferries are divided into the following vessel classes:
- 4 Freshwater class
- 2 Lady class
- 9 First Fleet class
- 3 Jet Cats
- 7 River Cats
- 2 Harbour Cats
- 4 Super Cats
The hub for the Sydney Ferries is the Circular Quay, which is the departing point for all Sydney ferries lines. Circular Quay has six wharfs and the departure wharfs are as follows:
- Wharf 1 - not used
- Wharf 2 - Manly Jet Cat, Taronga Zoo, Mosman Bay (Sundays)
- Wharf 3 - Manly
- Wharf 4 - Watson Bay, Mosman Bay, Harbour Sights Cruises, Neutral Bay, Woollwich (Sundays)
- Wharf 5 - Parramatta, Pyrmont Bay, Woollwich, Birkenhead
- Wharf 6 - not used
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How to get there
The best way to go is by public transport (train, ferry or bus), Circular Quay Station.
3/35 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: +61 2 9246 8300
Web site: Sydney Ferries home page
Hours of Operation
Please check the Sydney Ferries home page
All vessels are wheelchair accessible.