Transport to Watsons Bay

Arrive by land, or step in from the sand. Sail, ride or stroll. Wandering into Watsons is easy – and staying to welcome in the New Year is a breeze. Our famous ferry transfers are back – the easiest way to get to and from Watsons Bay, not only for our event but for anyone celebrating in the east.

See below for all the details on our organised transport, and further details you’ll need if you’re planning on getting here by other means.

Ferry tickets can be purchased with or without a Watsons NYE ticket, meaning you don’t need to be enjoying celebrations here at Watsons to use our transport! Just grab yourself a ticket, rock up on the day and all aboard!



Watsons Bay sunset during NYE celebrations.

Manly Return Ferry

Pick up and drop back to Manly Wharf.


Ferry Manly Wharf -> Watsons Bay 5pm 31/12/19

Ferry Watsons Bay -> Manly Wharf 1.15am 1/1/20

Sydney Harbour Views from Watsons

Transfers to Rose Bay & Bondi

One way only, transfer at Rose Bay Wharf to buses for Bondi Beach and Bondi Junction


Ferry Watsons Bay -> Rose Bay 1.30am 1/1/20

Bus stop 1: Old South Head Road & Curlewis Street, Bondi

Bus stop 2: Old south Head Road & Penkivil Street

Bus Stop 3: Bondi Junction Railway Station, Grafton Street


Accessing Watsons on New Year’s Eve

On New Year’s Eve there will be some disruptions to services and road blocks in place, so for the most up to date advice head directly to Transport NSW’s trip planner.