White Bay Cruise Terminal (WBCT) is one of two dedicated cruise passenger terminals in Sydney Harbour – one of the world’s most beautiful ports of call for cruise ships. 

WBCT is designed for mid-sized ships – vessels that are able to pass under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Larger ships are homeport in the Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT), the other dedicated cruise ship terminal in Sydney Harbour, located at Circular Quay. 

After cruising past the Sydney Opera House and under the Harbour Bridge, the dock is located just beyond the Anzac Bridge, in the city’s inner west. The terminal, at 2041 James Craig Rd, Rozelle, is at the eastern end of the White Bay wharves on the northern shore of White Bay. 

Homeported cruise lines

White Bay Cruise terminal homeports the following cruise lines: Carnival Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises, Azamara Cruises, AIDA Cruises, Holland America Line, Silversea Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), Oceania Cruises, Windstar Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Disney Cruise Line.

Since Sydney Harbour has two dedicated ports, passengers are always advised to check if their ship is docking at WBCT or OPT. The ports are about a 15-20-minute drive apart. 

Port Authority
Cruise ship docks at White Bay Cruise Terminal

How to get there 

Most cruise lines homeported at White Bay Cruise Terminal offer the option to book transfers from and to Central Station or Sydney Airport.

Meanwhile, public vehicle access to WBCT during berthing days is not available via The Crescent and James Craig Road. Robert Street in Balmain is also not available to cruise passengers. 

For taxis and private vehicles, the pick-up and drop-off areas are just outside the WBCT. On berthing days, the terminal can only be accessed through James Craig Road via The Crescent and not through Robert Street in Balmain. 

From Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport

There are taxis available at the airport going to White Bay Cruise Terminal. Additionally, curbside assistants are also readily available for guests that require assistance. 

There are also ridesharing services at the airport like DiDi, GoCatch, Uber, Shebah, and Ola. 

Furthermore, share-ride shuttle services such as Con-X-ion and Redy2GO are also available at the airport. 

White Bay Cruise Terminal Access Map
The WBCT access map courtesy of NSW Government

Getting to and from WBCT

Sydney is currently updating it Metro train system, with Rozelle Bay Station currently under construction. When complete it will be the closest light rail station to White Bay Cruise Terminal. At present, the closest publ;ic transport into the CBDis via the 500 sereis buses on Victoria Rd or catching the light trail network, which s a 35 minute walk from the terminal.

For guests traveling from outside the city, the XPT travels between Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, witht stops in regional towns of Dubbo, Casino and Grafton. Passengers and guests still need to catch a taxi from Central Train Station to WBCT. 

White Bay Cruise Terminal in Sydney.

Parking at WBCT

As with most cruise terminals in Australia, there is no long-term parking available at White Bay Cruise Terminal. There is only a limited time pick-up and drop-off zone (no more than two minutes) for both. Additionally, there is designated car park area that is only available for short-stay waits to pick up. 

The nearest multi-storey parking locations, operated by Wilson Parking, are some distance from the terminal: at Harbourside and Darling Park. Bookings are available online and can be made in advance. 

Rozelle Bay Interchange

  • Please be aware that recent congestion during peak periods at the new Rozelle Interchange has caused significant delays. If disembarking and being picked up please allow for extra time for your transport. If catching public transport along Victoria Rd, there may also be significant delays in peak periods. For private cars heading west, to get to the terminal, take James Craig Rd exit after the Anzac Bridge and follow the signs. If heading east towards the city, take the right-hand turn into James Craig Rd, at the Rozelle Interchange, to access the terminal.

Hotels near WBCT

Accommodations and hotels for guests of cruise lines homeported in Sydney are not much of a problem. The Novotel Sydney is just 1.7 kilometres away from WBCT. On the other hand, Hyatt Regency Sydney is a popular hotel for guests and cruisers and it’s just 2.2 kilometres away from the terminal. Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Four Seasons Hotel Sydney are all less than three kilometres away from White Bay Cruise Terminal. 

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