A five-storey high and five-storey wide duck is set to take a bath in the Parramatta River this summer.
The inflatable artwork Rubber Duck will make a splash when it takes to the water in January as part of Sydney Festival Parramatta.
The work of acclaimed Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the duck has returned to Australia after first floating into Darling Harbour earlier this year.
People around the world have ducked out to see the urban installation, which has ruled the watery roost in cities including Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Osaka, Pittsburgh, Auckland and Baku.
Hofman says the rubber duck knows no frontiers, doesn't discriminate against people and has no political connotations.
"The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages," he said.
Usually nestled in harbours with seagulls as companions, the duck will have a rare chance to quack with its own species on the Parramatta River.
The 15-metre artwork will start ruffling feathers on the river between Pavilion Flat and Government Farm in Parramatta Park from January 19.