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Residents and visitors can cross the Hastings River to the North Shore by vehicle ferry in two locations. Our ferries are operated by Ferrymen and we maintain the ferries and landing points.
Operating times for each ferry vary depending on day of week and when the ferries may be serviced.
Operating times – outside of NSW school holidays:
Operating times – during NSW school holidays:
*Ferry does not run on Christmas Day.
Purchasing tickets and passes
There are range of ticketing options available for purchase. Some types of tickets and passes can be purchased in advance, while others must be purchased on the ferries.
Find more details about the cost and purchasing process below. Tickets and passes can be purchased using cash or via electronic payment.
Residents of our local government area can purchase a Resident Concession Sticker which allows them to purchase discounted ferry tickets, as outlined below.
Available to all residents and rate payers in the local government area. Drivers license and car registration details are required for purchase.
Must be affixed to windscreen of a nominated vehicle.
Complete the application form(PDF, 130KB) for ferry concession sticker.
Bring completed form to our office at 17 Burrawan St, Port Macquarie, during our business hours.
The following concession ticket prices are only available to holders of a Resident Concession Sticker.
By subscribing to the Ferry SMS Notification Service you can receive text updates on Settlement Point Ferry or Hibbard Ferry outages and status reports.
Our ferries operate on a continuous loop, so there are no set timetables. It takes around five to ten minutes for the ferries to cross the river.