Ferrython is finished


26 January 2018
10:45am – 11:30am


Quay View
Sydney NSW

See our beloved ferries in this popular Australia Day tradition, as they venture from Circular Quay to Shark Island and then back to a glorious finish at the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Accessible event

$Free access

Pack a picnic and gather on the foreshore to barrack for your favourite ferry.

The Ferrython is brought to you by Sydney Festival and part of the Sydney Harbour program brought to you by P&O Cruises.

Key vantage points

Position yourself anywhere where you can see the water at:

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

Book a place on one of the competing ferries

Tickets cost $220 each and include morning tea on arrival, wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks, a premium lunch box and a chance to take out the title! A package without alcohol costs $150.

Want to treat your family to the ultimate Sydney experience of racing on the Harbour?

Take advantage of our Ferrython family package: a fully catered experience on a racing ferry for two adults (full catering) and two under-18s (non-alcoholic beverages) for $650.

Be a part of Sydney's most iconic and picturesque Australia Day event like never before.

Ticket holders must arrive at Circular Quay wharf, opposite Circular Quay train station, at 9:45am on 26 January. The ferries will return at approximately 1pm.

Book Sydney Festival tickets now.

Dos and don'ts

DO NOT BYO. BYO alcohol and glass are not permitted in Bradfield Park in North Sydney, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay, including the Overseas Passenger Terminal and Dawes Point.

DO check out the health and safety tips

Public transport

Plan ahead and leave the car at home. The best way to get around on Australia Day is by public transport using an Opal Card.

If travelling by train, please allow some extra travel time. 

Visit transportnsw.info for details on train, bus, light rail and ferry services. 

Road closures

Road closures and special event clearways will be in place for Australia Day.

For real-time information about road closures and traffic conditions:

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