Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Sydney ferries sail onto Google Street View

Transport for NSW has partnered with Google and Sydney ferries operator, Transdev, to capture 360-degree vision of the city’s most famous ferry routes for a worldwide audience.

Transport for NSW Chief Operations Officer, Howard Collins said the partners worked together to capture 360-degree panoramic imagery to create two experiences.

“Virtual visitors can look inside and outside the ferry, docked at Circular Quay – and also take a trip on two of Sydney’s most celebrated ferry routes, Circular Quay to Manly and Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo. These experiences are available on Google Street View from today,” said Mr Collins.

“These famous routes give viewers the full experience of travelling on an iconic Sydney ferry on the glistening Sydney Harbour on a sunny afternoon.

“I hope the magnificent footage we’ve captured and the virtual reality experience of Google Street View, encourages both locals and visitors to Sydney to take a trip on a Sydney ferry and enjoy this one-of-a-kind public transport experience.”

Google Australia Engineering Site Lead, Daniel Nadasi said the company was thrilled to build on a decade-long partnership with Transport for NSW and Transdev to celebrate and preserve the unique Australian experience on Street View.

“This imagery will allow people in Australia and all around the world to take a virtual tour of the iconic Sydney ferries, to help them plan their trip and get a glimpse of the journey on Sydney’s stunning harbour,” Mr Nadasi said.

“These two routes will allow people in Australia and around the world to take a virtual tour of our iconic Sydney ferries, rewarding them with spectacular harbour views, as well as showing them the acclaimed ‘best office in the world’ with exclusive access to the wheelhouse,” said Transdev Sydney Ferries General Manager Customer Experience and Communications, Joana Feiteira. 

View the Circular Quay to Manly route here.
View the Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo route here.
View inside a Sydney ferry from here.

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