Aquarium ferry wharf
View of the wharf entrance in March 2015
|Location||Sydney CBD, New South Wales|
|Owned by||Roads & Maritime Services|
|Operated by||Bass & Flinders Cruises|
Aquarium ferry wharf (also known as Darling Harbour Aquarium ferry wharf) is a commuter wharf which services the Darling Harbour precinct and the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, which is situated directly next to the wharf itself. The wharf, built in the 1980s as part of an initiative to deliver transport services to the then-newly redeveloped Darling Harbour, was originally part of the Sydney Ferries network. The wharf served as the terminus of Darling Harbour ferry services, until the wharf was decommissioned by Sydney Ferries in October 2010, when services to the wharf were rerouted to Darling Harbour wharf instead. Bass & Flinders Cruises currently handles services to the wharf, which acts as a terminus for Bass & Flinders' Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper services.
The wharf itself is situated directly outside the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and is immediately nearby the historic Pier 26. Entrance to the wharf is via a ramp that goes directly to the dock itself. Passengers who are waiting to board a ferry turn right at the end of the ramp and wait on the platform. Passengers who depart from a docked ferry can directly exit through the ramp, bypassing the platform altogether. The former ticket machine used by Sydney Ferries has since been converted to an emergency help point, though, tickets are still sold at the pier. They are sold by a ticket seller who goes behind a stand, situated in front of the former ticket machine, whenever a ferry docks.
|1||Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper||Tourist Hop on/Hop off service around Sydney Harbour|||
Notices at the wharf advising passengers to go to King Street wharf for Sydney Ferries services.
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- Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper website