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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 321 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 20, 2014 NEW

Totally recommend doing this 30 min journey from Circular quay to Manly. We had drink at manly foreshore and fortunate to have a sunny weather and go around the markets that day. Coming back to Circuilar Quay is my favourite as the sun was setting the ferry was greeted by the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Kirribilli House. You don't have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Why not do as the locals do! A trip on the Manly ferry is a must do when in Sydney. You get a great leisurely view of much of what Sydney Harbour has to show, plus a visit to Manly on top! Going past the heads can be exciting aswell if there is a bit of a swell! Once in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

No need to take one of those expensive harbour boat tours which can cist $150 per person. Just jump on the ferry to manly. For about $15 return trip you get an amsxing eye full of Sydney from the harbour, the Opera house, harbour bridge up closs and city view. Also ypu get 30 minutes each way to sit back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is probably the best way to see the eastern part of the harbour. The trip from Circular Quay to Manly takes just shy of 40 minutes and there is always something to see as you pass close by the Opera House, Fort Denison, the naval base at Garden Island and Sydney Heads. Outside seating at the bow is limited... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just a few minute walking from the Circular Quay station, we bought the ticket. The ferry is quite good. It's a great way to see the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, etc. We chosen the trip around 5:30 to enjoyed the sunset on the ferry and it's so wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

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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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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