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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 314 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 October 1, 2014 NEW

A must do when you visit Sydney. Catch the ferry (not the fast one) over to Manly and stroll to the beach. Ferry is only 30 minutes across the beautiful harbour. If you're lucky you'll also get a little swell as you pass the open ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

These cruises are a great way to see Sydney. Get the open top ones for a real windy blast of the harbour and great views of the opera house and bridge. A must do for any tourist. Manly is a nice beach and little shops area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

What a way to see the most beautiful harbour in the world. The views are spectacular you can see the City, Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and some of the most expensive real estate in Sydney. I have lived in Sydney all my life, except for overseas trips, but still can't think of a better place to take visitors.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Manly Ferry to and from Circular Quay is first and foremost a means of daily commuting for Sydney workers and families, however the great thing for tourists is that it provides unsurpassed views of Sydney Harbour, northern shores and the iconic Bridge and Opera House. The classic design of Manly Ferry is easily identifiable as it wends its way... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It's actually quite a magnificent view from the ferry. The Harbour Bridge looms over you as you leave the terminal and cruise past the Opera House. Then you cruise down the centre of the harbour past small islands and an island fort. You pass the entrance to the harbour which can be a wild ride in a strong well or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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