Ballast Point Park Wharf
Ballast Point Park Wharf
Since it was redeveloped back in the late 2000s, Ballast Point Park has become a popular spot for tourists and Sydneysiders alike thanks to some cracking views of the Harbour Bridge, Goat Island and the Waterview Wharf Workshops. Ballast Point Park Wharf is located on the southern edge of the park, just at the ends of Wharf Road and Yeend Street. If your group is mostly based in and around Balmain or south-west Sydney, Ballast Point could be a good option for your pick up and drop off. When you're booking your boat hire through Ucruise Sydney, just be sure to let our team know that you're considering a Ballast Point Park pick up and drop off and we'll be able to advise on the kinds of boats you can hire from there.
Choosing Ballast Point Park Wharf for Your Cruise Pick Up
As it's close to central Balmain, Ballast Point Park Wharf is a good choice for pick up and drop off for groups who mostly live in the area. The wharf is also fairly easy to get to from southern suburbs like Summer Hill or Ashbury, but it might be a pain from other parts of Sydney as there are no direct public ferries that stop here. It's also not listed as an accessible wharf by Transport for NSW, so if anyone in your group has special requirements, ask our staff to recommend a more appropriate wharf nearby.
Getting to Ballast Point Park Wharf
Arriving at Ballast Point by land is quite easy, with the 441 bus service stopping about a 5-minute walk away and public roads leading right up to the wharf for cars. However, we'd recommend a quick drop off for cars as parking nearby is limited and the nearest secure car park being back in central Balmain. By water, Balmain Wharf is about a 10-minute walk from Ballast Point, and is frequented by the F3 and F8 ferries that cover the area between Circular Quay, Cockatoo Island and Chiswick further up Parramatta River.
Central Balmain is quite close to Ballast Point park, so there are plenty of things to do while you wait for your cruise or places to pick up last minute supplies like ice or sunblock. However, it's a good 10-15-minute walk, so don't leave it until right at the last second! As the name suggests, Ballast Point Park Wharf is right at the edge of Ballast Point Park, where you can grab some shade or some awesome views of the Harbour as you wait for your group to gather. There are also some public toilets near the wharf at the park entrance, just in case you're caught short.