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Four great places to take the ferry in Sydney

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Sydney is a harbour city and there is no better way to experience it than on the harbour.  Sydney’s ferry service is fast, efficient and best of all give’s you the best view of the city no matter where you go.  To take the ferry in Sydney is to experience the true beauty of this great city.

Once you arrive in Sydney you’ll need to get a transport card to use (tap on and tap off) public transport in the city.  The Opal Card can be purchased from most convenience stores in the city and you can top up the value stored on it at these stores or at most train, light rail and ferry stops.  You can use it on all forms of public transport in the city.  The ferry is a great way to access parts of the city that can’t be accessed by train or bus.  The main ferry stops in the CBD are Circular Quay and Barangaroo (formally Darling Harbour).  Here are four great places in the city where you can take the ferry in Sydney to.

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island sits in the middle of Sydney Harbour a short ferry trip away from Circular Quay.  Historically a place for convicts and ship builders the island has more recently become a tourist destination after becoming a UNESCO world heritage listed site.  You can head here for night time ghost tours or stay overnight in their glamping (glamorous camping) facilities.  Waking up with the harbour ten metres from your tent.

Sydney Olympic Park

When Sydney hosted the Olympics in 2000 they built a giant park to facilitate the games.  These days the park is the site of most large events that happen in the city.  While in town it’s always a good to search for what events are on during your visit.  The Park itself is massive and well worth a visit alone.  But if you do happen to stop by while an international act is playing its a great venue.

Watson’s Bay

Watson’s Bay is one of the most beautiful suburbs in Sydney.  This is reflected in the house prices!  When it comes to places to take the ferry in Sydney Watson’s Bay is one of the best for a lazy lunch.  The suburb is full of great cafe’s and if you head there in a weekend it’s a great place to celebrity watch.


Cabarita is a relatively new suburb and hasn’t been build up much yet.  The ferry stop is in the middle of Cabarita Park which is a great place for a stroll and very quiet during weekdays.  The park has one tiny cafe and a restaurant that juts into a marina full of expensive boats.  The restaurant is great and reasonably priced considering the beautiful view that you get.

The harbour is the beating heart of Sydney and every ferry stop has its own unique personality.  You can find more information about taking the ferry in Sydney here.

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