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Manly Ferry

Circular Quay | No. 6 Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #34 of 306 Activities in Sydney
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Manly ferry is the easiest and cheapest way to view Sydney Harbour ! With tickets at about the same cost as a coffee and cake you can afford to... more »
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Cianorte, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I'd just arrived at Sydney and I got this ferry to Manly... So beautiful! I could see the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge so near from me that I didn't want to sit down and relax, I just wanted to keep looking to every beautiful view of the city. I recommend!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

nothing beats a Ferry ride from Sydney across our beautiful Harbour to Manly & back (or back by bus to see the suburbs & Spit Bridge). A walk up the Corso to the beautiful Manly Beach then around to Shelly Beach headland for a spot of whale watching. Or around the harbour edges to Fairlight Beach & beyond - even... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was a great experience to travel from manly to Sydney City. You get a great view of all the sites and attractions Sydney has to offer.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is probably the most economical and relaxing trip you can do while visiting Sydney, it's a very pleasant ride on the harbour long enough to see the foreshore with it's multi million dollar homes and historical sites like Fort Dennison and Kirribilli House, but not too long that the kids will get bored. They run from Circular Quay to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

What a great way to see the beauty of Sydney Harbour. Catch the Manly Ferry at Sydney harbour . Try and get an seat outside. I find getting on the right hand side on the way to manly gives you a great view of the wealthy Eastern Suburbs and the heads . Then get on the right hand side again... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Having travelled extensively, this ferry trip from Circular Quay to Manly is truly one of the most scenic trips you will ever experience. The ferry us slower than the Jetcat but that's the beauty of it that you can see Sydney's inner harbour residential living from Kirribilli House and the Opera House to Manly's hilly landscape. Not to be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Been on the Manly ferry a few times and I must say that it is the best and the cheapest way to see the harbour plus you get time to take in the sites of Manly.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to get our to Manly as well as have an awesome view of the harbour. Leaving Circular Key out past the Harbour Bridge and then past the Opera House before headed out to Manly is the way to do it. Was about $15 (I think, or thereabouts). If in Sydney definitely do this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Great way to see the opera house, harbour, bridge and harbour islands. $15 for a return ticket and they run (like clockwork) every half an hour. Gets a bit choppy as you approach Manly but not too bad. Sit outside for best photo opportunities. Manly is well worth a visit- beautiful on a sunny day- we went in August and... More

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Manly ferry gives you another opportunity and different angles to get wonderful photos of the Sydney harbor and opera house. It is a wonderful, cheap way to get a boat side on the harbor. I highly recommend it. It was not choppy at all when we caught the ferry.

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