James Webb (1763-1848) arrived in the Second Fleet in 1790 as a member of the New South Wales Corps. After discharge in 1794 he worked as a shipwright and acquired land along the Hawkesbury. In 1822 he was said to be living at ‘Lower Branch’ when he sought permission to launch a vessel of 15 tons.

Travelling to Sydney’s best kept secret we have all the information you need to know about travelling over the Webbs Creek ferry. The Webbs Creek ferry at Wisemans Ferry crosses the Hawkesbury River just South of the junction at McDonald River.

Operating Times

The ferry runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ferry is serviced on the first Tuesday of every month between 9:30am – 12:00pm.


Towing a caravan or camper trailer? No need to worry the current car ferry can take a safe load of 67 tonnes. You will also have no issue driving on and off the ferry whilst towing.


The trip will only take 5 minutes but we promise you the kids will love it! Something new and exciting they can go home and tell their friends about.

Only 1.5 hours from Sydney CBD and you will arrive at Del Rio Riverside Resort with a new experience.