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Manly Ferry

Circular Quay | No. 6 Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #32 of 311 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Far more genuine, not to mention cheaper, than the tour boats. Go at sunset from Circular Quay, then return immediately to see the harbor, the Bridge and Opera House lighted at night. Could be crowded--but it's romantic.

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a great ferry trip seeing the Sydney harbour's north and south heads. The waves were very large on the day we went which meant a wild boat ride. It was worth it seeing the waves crash on the rocks on the shore. You should go on the ferry as it is a bit of an icon for Sydney

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Cianorte, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

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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Gorokan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The possible way ever to see Sydney Harbour for the first time, absolutely amazing!! Never cease to amaze me.

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

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

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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