Monday, 11 November 2013

Sydney Ferries – In Pictures

Sydney ferries drive the blues away! If you have been to Sydney, you know what I am talking about. Well, if you haven’t then you should know this! Sydney is a city that is well-connected by ferries.

Although Sydney is about much more than just being a harbor city, ferry rides are its quintessential essence. It is that one activity that truly connects a traveler with the real Sydney.



Now picture this – You have boarded a Sydney ferry on a balmy sunny day. There is nothing on your mind except for a coffee or wine that waits on the other side of the voyage. You are enjoying the deep-blue sea around you with winds blowing in your hair, sighting beautiful views along the way and simply immersing yourself into bliss!

Okay, pinch yourself and come back to where you are. If you ever plan to visit Sydney in the future, get information here.   


Useful Wikipedia

Since 2012, the service has been franchised by the New South Wales government to Harbour City Ferries, a joint venture of Veolia Transdev and Transfield Services under a seven year contract.

Sydney Ferries operates services across Sydney Harbor and along the Parramatta River through 8 routes:

·         Manly Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly
·         Eastern Suburbs to Watson's Bay
·         Neutral Bay
·         Mosman Bay
·         Taronga Zoo
·         Woolwich and Balmain
·         Darling Harbour and Balmain East
·         along the Parramatta River

In 2009-10, 172,627 Sydney Ferries services were scheduled, carrying more than 14 million passengers. Passengers comprise a mixture of commuters and leisure travellers, travelling to 40 destinations over 20 hours per day, seven days per week. The most popular destination is Manly with almost six million passengers travelling on this route in 2009-10.

Services on Saturdays (417 services) and Sundays (297 services) mainly cater for leisure travel. Demand is greatest on Sundays when a large number of Sydney residents and visitors take advantage of the popular $2.50 Family Funday Sunday tickets, which offer discounted travel for family groups.

I bring to you pictures of my ferry rides in Sydney taken on different days -


Sydney ferries have something about them. They sail you through a silky world of romance, fun and unhindered happiness.

Have you experienced a Sydney ferry-ride? Would you like to?

40 comments:

  1. Pictures are beautiful Renuka...I must make a point to visit Sydney next time I visit Australia!

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    1. Thanks Siddhartha :) Sydney is a great destination for travel (as we all know) and Sydney ferries are the best way to explore it.

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    1. Thanks Jyotsna :) Hope you reminisced about those lovely ferry rides!

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  3. lovely pictures and an informative post...

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    1. Thanks Rochit :) Sydney ferries were a delight to photograph!

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  4. I think I must do this if ever I am in Sydney.
    Great shots!

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    1. Thanks Indrani :) Yes, your Sydney experience is incomplete without a ferry ride!

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  5. Stunning pictures by all means! Congratulations!!!

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    1. Thanks Phivos :) Sydney is an amazing city and ferry rides are an excellent way to enjoy its beauty!

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  6. Amazing place and great pictures !!

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    1. Thanks Bharati :)True, Sydney is a great destination!

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  7. Truly, Amazing spot! Spectacular pictures..
    Great tour.

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    1. Thanks Swati :) Yeah, Sydney is truly amazing!

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  8. I love the shot of the Opera House that was taken from within the ferry. Great angle! The black and white one of the birds is also beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Julie :) I'm so glad you noticed my angle. :) That Opera House shot from the ferry window is my favorite too! Yeah, the birds shot is also good - those birds are real Sydney-siders! :)

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  9. Ah, the blue of the sky reflected in the blue of the water. Amazing place; hope to visit it soon :)

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    1. Thanks musafiratheart :) Yes, Sydney is an amazing harbor city!

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  10. Nice Pics Renuka. You brought back memories of my recent visit to Melbourne , and the fact that I am not in Melbourne makes me so sad. sob sob

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    1. Thanks Sougata :) I can understand what you are saying. I loved Melbourne, too. :)

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  11. Wow those are fantastic photos! So much blue - pretty! I've always wanted to visit Sydney; hopefully soon! :)

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    1. Thanks Marsha :) Yeah, so much blue... Hope you visit Sydney soon!

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  12. All pictures are magnificent! and blue water, colorful boats and lighthouses looking amazing, Indeed..
    Thanks for sharing your trip experience with us.
    Regards
    my recent post about the Queen of Hill "Ooty" .

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    1. Thanks MastHoliday :) Sydney is simply marvelous!

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  13. You have a really nice blog Renuka... lovey images of Sydney... I used to live there when I was a kid... brings back so many memories, especially my rides on the harbor ferry! You have visited so many nice places...Will be following your blog regularly

    Shalini

    http://allthingsnice-shalinipereira.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you so much, Shalini :) Glad to know Sydney has been your home town! Wow! Thanks for joining my blog. :)

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  14. Wow Renuka- great pictures! Have never been to Australia - but it is tempting.... Lovely post:-)

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    1. Thanks Eli :) Sydney is a great destination and ferries are a great way to explore it.

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  15. Beautiful pictures Renuka :) I loved the vivid blue color of the water! I now feel like visiting Sydney :)

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    1. Thanks Pallavi :) Yeah, the azure sea is Sydney's beauty. I'm sure you are going to love it!

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  16. Mesmerizing Pictures. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Anjum :) Sydney is too good!

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  17. Interesting pics. Esp. love those shots of the seagulls and sailing boats! :)
    Thanks for your appreciating comment on my blog, Renuka! Do visit often! :)
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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bhushavali :) Sydney is a wonderful harbor city and its ferries have an undying charm.

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  18. The Opera house, the Harbour bridge, the ferry... oh oh

    You've made me nostalgic! When I was in Sydney, Every weekend I used to visit this area... full of life.

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    1. Thanks Nisha :) I'm glad you were able to reminisce some of your Sydney days.

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  19. Wonderful captures! Loved the blue hue.

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    1. Thanks Niranjan :) Yeah, the blue is amazing...Sydney Ferries give beautiful views of the azure sea.

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