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Manly Ferry

Circular Quay | No. 6 Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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As featured in 3 days in Sydney
Ranked #29 of 278 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 ! And with tickets at about the same cost as a coffee and cake you can afford... more »
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We caught the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly for a lunchtime outing. The weather was pretty good and the views from the ferry of the harbour are spectacular. Why would you pay for a tour at that price of $14:80 return. It is a leisurely walk to the beach from the ferry station with plenty of shops and restaurants.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

What can I sat this has it all--- a boat trip, good atmosphere, sea smells and fresh air and it is not expensive Every trip to Sydney we go over to manly on the ferry. The vougage is enjoyable and you get to see one of the most beautiful harbours in the world for a few dollars. The scenery is... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Sydney ferries have been around forever. I always recommend to any one visiting Sydney to catch the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly. Costs about $6.00 one way, The trip takes you past the iconic Opera House and provides plenty of time for photos of the Sydney harbor bridge and takes you across our scenic harbor to Manly. There... More

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is a great way to see the harbour, the Sydney Opera House and Manly.. very convenient, just go to Circular Key and away you go.... get the return ticket.. bit expensive but not bad for a days entertainment. And after you can do the walk around the Opera House into the Botanic Gardens and collapse at your hotel and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Avoid the tourists and get lost in the travel of Sydney area locals. Grab an outside seat and enjoy the 30 or so minutes each way for just $ 7.50. No lengthy droning tourist presentation droning over a loudspeaker, instead get lost in the realism of being a part of Sydney Harbour as a local does it. When you get... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

From Sydney, the Manly Ferry is a must-do during your stay. Cheap as chips, a good cruise out of the harbour whilst seeing all the sights - and some good photo opportunities - plus the bonus of an amazing beach when you get to Manly plus the other attractions there. Wifi on the boat is very slow but then why... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

We walked from our hotel to the subway station where we found it quite easy to navigate our way to Circular Quay. Once at the Quay it didnt take long to buy our ticket and find the correct Pier for the Manly Ferry. Our only complaint: we were excited that there was wifi on the Ferry- but it was SO... More

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Birmingham UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My sister and I were told by various friends not to miss this trip, and we're very glad we didn't. Ferries arrive very regularly, tickets were about $15 each for a return trip. The views are stunning be sure to sit outside on same side both trips to see all the views, also watch out for dolphins as I spotted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had a very pleasant trip from Circular Quay to Manly. On our return I left my camera behind. The ferry staff located it and brought it to me on the next ferry. What s great friendly, helpful crew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Taking the ferry from Circular Quay Harbor to Manly while visiting Sydney was definitely a highlight of the trip. The ferry, while somewhat pricey, was well worth the money. It took 30 minutes to make the trip from Circular Quay to Manly and the ferry passed by the Sydney Opera house going and coming and afforded an opportunity for some... More

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