Sydney shopping centres, Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre and Harbourside, have launched a ferry service as part of the Hello Sydney! tourist program.
The Hello Sydney! Shopper Hopper will move shoppers between Circular Quay, Harbourside at Darling Harbour, and Birkenhead Point, providing a sightseeing tour of iconic Sydney attractions including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and Cockatoo Island along the way.
The daily service will offer travellers a multi-dimensional shopping, dining and tourism experience, as well as providing a new transport opportunity for Drummoyne locals, who have been without a ferry service to the city since 2010.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Hello Sydney! Shopper Hopper,” says Mirvac Retail portfolio manager, Michelle Higgins. “By introducing this additional dimension to Hello Sydney! we can now offer an all-encompassing tourism experience, from sightseeing and entertainment to shopping and dining.”
“Birkenhead Point and Harbourside are the only two shopping centres in Sydney that can be accessed by water and are surrounded by many neighbouring communities. The Shopper Hopper will not only cater to tourists, but will also provide a convenient and much-needed service to our local commuters.”
Shopper Hopper partner, Fantasea Cruises, will provide and operate the ferry. As part of the Riverside Marine Group, the cruise operator brings over 30 years tourism experience to the new venture and currently operates Sydney’s largest water taxi fleet in the harbour.
A trip on the Shopper Hopper will cost $10 per leg, with a discounted 10 pass option for commuters.