Webbs Creek Ferry

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Webbs Creek Ferry, departing the Wisemans Ferry side of the Hawkesbury River

Webbs Creek Ferry is a cable ferry across the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales, Australia. The ferry operates from the community of Wisemans Ferry, to a point up-stream of the Hawkesbury River's confluence with the Macdonald River, thus connecting with the St Albans Road that follows the west bank of the Macdonald River.[1]

The ferry is operated by a private sector operator under contract to New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services and is free of tolls. The crossing is 414 metres (1,358 ft) in length and takes approximately 5 minutes. The ferry operates on demand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but is closed for maintenance on the first Tuesday of each month from 0930 to 1200[2][3]

The Webbs Creek Ferry is one of two cable ferry crossings at Wisemans Ferry, the other being the eponymous Wisemans Ferry, which crosses the Hawkesbury River to a point downstream of the confluence with the Macdonald River. Two other such ferries cross the Hawkesbury River proper, these being the Sackville Ferry and the Lower Portland Ferry, whilst a fifth ferry, the Berowra Waters Ferry, crosses a side-arm of the river.[4]

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  1. ^ Andrews, Graeme (1994). Ferries of Sydney (third ed.). Oxford University Press with Sydney University Press. pp. 214–217. ISBN 0-424-00202-7. 
  2. ^ "Vehicle ferries". New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  3. ^ Bottomley, Bill. "When the Ferries Got Away: Appendix Two". Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Sackville Ferry". New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 

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Coordinates: 33°23′15″S 150°58′49″E / 33.387414°S 150.980215°E / -33.387414; 150.980215