Sydney ferry rides to take before summer is out

Sydney ferry rides to take before summer is out
Sydney Harbour. Photo: jeayesy via Bigstock

Being situated on a harbour and with some of the most spectacular architecture in the world, and not to mention the weather, you’d be mad not to take a ride on a Sydney ferry.

Summer is the time to be out and about enjoying the beautiful weather and the magic scenery that this city has to offer. There are many destinations that are only accessible by boat, and bar having your own, a ferry is the only way that you’ll be able to get there.

Some of the best ferry rides and locations are found ride in the heart of Sydney Harbour whilst others can be found in its surrounds. Picnics, mini-hikes and an explorative nature is on the menu for these Sydney ferry trips.

Circular Quay to Shark Island

Shark Island is a small spot of land situated right in the heart of Sydney Harbour and is a part of the Sydney Harbour National Park. This adventure will require you to bring everything you needs as there are no shops on the island.

The island is equipped with toilets, picnic tables and water and exquisite views of the harbour. To get there, book a return ticket with Captain Cook cruises in advance and make sure you get the first ferry of the day so that you get your choice of location.

Circular Quay to Cockatoo Island

Another island found in the Harbour, Cockatoo Island has quite a storied past. It has previously served as an air raid shelter, a gaol and a graving dock.

There are so many things to do on this island with basketball and tennis courts, audio tours and there’s even glamping. Your Opal card will do the trick for this trip as it’s on the public line.

Church Point to Scotland Island

This beautiful island is found in northern Sydney in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. It’s worth taking the walk up Flagstaff Hill to catch impressive views over Pittwater. There are also BBQs found next to Tennis Court Wharf.

It’s a $15 return ticket to get there and the ferry makes multiple stops around the island.

Circular Quay to Cremorne

This little trip requires you to bring your swimmers to experience the magnificent views that Cremorne Point has to offer. McCallum Pool is about a 5 minute walk from the wharf and looks out over the harbour.

You can also take the walk around Cremorne point to Mosman Wharf and catch the ferry back from there. This Sydney ferry is a public service so make sure you bring your Opal card.