The Hemingway Bar is located downstairs inside Pier 2/3 on Hickson Road, Walsh Bay.


By Train and Ferry

The closest train station and ferry terminal is Circular Quay. It’s an approximately 15-minute walk from Circular Quay. From Circular Quay, walk down George Street and take the Hickson Road turn off at Campbell’s Cove. Follow the harbour perimeter along Hickson Road and walk under the Harbour Bridge to the SWF precinct at Walsh Bay. 

By Bus

The 311 bus stops at Towns Place and Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. The 324 and 325 buses terminate in Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. 

Sydney Writers' Festival Shuttle Bus

During Thursday to Sunday of the Festival, a return shuttle bus service from Wynyard to the Festival precinct will be provided. 
Buses depart approximately every 15 minutes between 9:00am and 6:15pm from the Wynyard Bus Depot on York Street. The first stop is opposite Roslyn Packer Theatre, and the second stop is outside Pier 4/5. Buses return directly to Wynyard.
The last scheduled return service to Wynyard departs from Walsh Bay at 6:15pm.
Cost is $1 one way on the SWF shuttle bus. As this is a charter service, Opal Cards are not accepted.


Bicycle racks are provided under the awning on Pier 2.


While on-street metered parking is available in Walsh Bay.  We recommend parking at Bond Store One (26 Hickson Road); Barangaroo Reserve Car Park (entry via Towns Place)

Road Closures

The Light rail construction scheme along George Street will impact journeys to the Sydney CBD and Walsh Bay.  Please visit for the latest information and to plan your trip.


Venue Map