Your Guide To Birkenhead Point Ferry Wharf

Disabled Access – NO

Food and Drink Options – YES

Tourist Attractions – NO

Transport Links – YES

Shopping Centre – YES

Nightlife – NO

The Birkenhead Point Ferry Wharf is situated towards the west side of the Harbour. It sits on Iron Cove right beneath the Iron Cove Bridge and is served by the Sydney Ferries network. This wharf also has excellent transport links, with several bus services accessible from nearby Victoria Road, about a two-minute walk away.

There are up to twenty Sydney Buses services which run from the city to various locations in western Sydney. There is also a new ferry service launched last year to shuttle passengers to the Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre, which is located a short walk from the wharf. The pier serves the historic Drummoyne suburb, a mostly residential area which boasts some of the best views in Sydney and is very popular with shoppers.

Aquarium Ferry Wharf


The primary reason for most passengers to disembark at Birkenhead Point is the Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre. First opened in 1981, the centre is the largest of its kind in Sydney and is also home to a marina and apartment complex.

The centre is large, but open, with stunning views out over Parramatta River. Shoppers are genuinely spoilt for choice with shops specialising in every niche and speciality you could imagine. From menswear to womenswear, and from substantial international names to boutique, independent stores, you could quite quickly lose yourself for days and end up spending a small fortune if you’re not careful.

As it’s an outlet mall, many of the stores also stock amazing deals on ‘end of the line’ clothing or ‘last season’ designs. As well as apparel by everyone from Levis to Laura Ashley and Armani to Asics, you’ll also find a large Aldi supermarket, gaming and electronics stores, chocolates from Lindt, booze from Liquorland and even travel agents. A great day out for the whole family.

If you’ve had enough shopping for one day, the Drummoyne Swimming Centre is also a short walk from the wharf, and there is also a gym situated just a short walk up Victoria Road. Speaking of which, Victoria Road also boasts a range of shops and services, including the Harris Farm Market for fresh local produce and the IGA supermarket.

Commissioners Steps Wharf

Restaurants & Bars

Right next to the swimming centre and a short walk from the wharf itself, you’ll find the Watershed Kitchen. An airy dining room with a tree-shaded desk serving modern Australian favourites, this restaurant is very popular with families and has an exceptional breakfast menu. Hero Sushi is also nearby, serving contemporary and creative sushi.

The outlet centre also contains several restaurants for hungry shoppers. Snacks are in abundance, with Donut King, Muffin Break, Blossom Culture and Peter’s of Kensington taking care of lunch and coffee. For dinner, Gozleme Turkish House, La Piccola Cucina and Hokka Hokka serve a variety of international cuisines at affordable prices, and if all else fails, there’s always a Subway.

Neutral Bay Wharf

If you wish to drink and dine outside the outlet centre, there are plenty of options along Victoria Road. I Rich Thai is a trendy Thai restaurant among locals, while the Little Venice Pizzeria serves some of the most famous real Italian pizza in Sydney.

For something a little more casual, meanwhile, The Oxford Hotel is a traditional pub with old-fashioned aesthetics and mindset. If you want to grab a pint and catch some sports on the TV while dining on some classic pub grub, this comfy, old-world pub is hard to beat.