If you're travelling from the inner west, north of the bridge or even from Circular Quay, the Darling Harbour ferry is an excellent way to travel in to Cockle Bay Wharf. The F4 ferry departs from Milsons Point, McMahons Point and Balmain East before sailing across the magnificent Sydney harbour. From the drop off point of King St Wharf, you are just a short 5 minute stroll to the heart of the CBW precinct.
Be sure to sit on the ferry deck (weather permitting!) to enjoy the spectacular views, particularly of the new Barangaroo Reserve with its rugged, sandstone, pre-1836 shoreline and 75,000 native trees, shrubs and bushes replacing what was formerly a concrete container terminal.