Ferrython is finished



26 January 2019
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM


Sydney Harbour, Sydney, NSW, 2000

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Accessible event

$Free access

One of Australia’s most iconic free events is back. Our beloved ferries race from Circular Quay to Shark Island and then back to a glorious finish at the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Pack a picnic, gather on the foreshore and barrack for your favourite ferry. Toot toot!

This event is presented by Sydney Festival and part of the Sydney Harbour program brought to you by P&O Cruises.

Key vantage points

Position yourself anywhere you can see the water at:

  • Bradfield Park
  • Blues Point
  • Hicksons Road Reserve
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal
  • Sydney Opera House

Race in Ferrython

You can book a seat as a passenger in the Ferrython. 

Get dressed in blue and join in the annual Ferrython race on the Blue Ferry, as it goes head to head from Circular Quay to Shark Island and then back to a glorious finish at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

Tickets cost $155 each and include morning tea, wine, beer, non-alcoholic drinks, a premium lunch box and a chance to take out the title of fastest ferry in Sydney!

Plan ahead

Leave the car at home. Extra public transport services are running to help you travel to and from Australia Day celebrations. Plan your trip at transportnsw.info.

To support the celebrations, road closures will be in place. 

Visit livetraffic.com for details and real-time traffic conditions. For Sydney Harbour special event and safe boating information, visit rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime or call 131 236.

Stay safe

Heatwave conditions are peaking across the Australia Day 2019 long weekend. Check for total fire bans and the fire danger rating in your area.

Be sun safe, eat well, drink plenty of water and wear appropriate clothing for summer weather conditions.

There is no BYO alcohol and no glass allowed at the Rocks, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, Hickson Road Reserve, Circular Quay East, Darling Harbour, and Bradfield Park in North Sydney. 

Remember, Australia Day is for everyone. Be respectful of people at all times.

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