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Address: Circular Quay | No. 6 Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Holiday from big-town

Going from Sydney CBD to Manly , along with your swimming gear will give you a holiday from a city visit. Well wort if you want to have a boating tour and an additional feeling of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Baden, Switzerland
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Baden, Switzerland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Going from Sydney CBD to Manly , along with your swimming gear will give you a holiday from a city visit. Well wort if you want to have a boating tour and an additional feeling of holiday while beeing in the bustle of Sydney

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We were headed to Manly for breakfast and to walk the beach until about 1PM. We took the 8:40 am ferry on Sunday morning. It was not to busy at that time. The trip went quick. We spent the entire time on deck, taking in the fresh air and in conversation. On the return trip the ferries coming in were... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Travel on the ferry to Manly and you get a great view of the Harbour around Circular Quay, the Bridge and the Opera House. It takes about 20 minutes to get to Manly, with a great beach...as good as Bondi?! The view on the return journey is stunning. Make sure you're at the front of the ferry for great photo... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

As a tourist, the novelty of catching a ferry never fades. Something so relaxing about the harbour waters. Love catching the ferries to Manly and the zoo. Reasonably priced form of transport even with a large family.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I travel on the Manly Ferry regularly and love it. The slow ferry is a 30 minutes trip and there also a fast ferry which takes approximately 15 minutes but is more expensive. The ferry departs every 30 minutes and is a great way to see Sydney Harbour. At night on board security is provided. There is an on-board café... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

$15 return is a little expensive in my opinion, however, it is a lovely ride across the harbour. Great for viewing and taking photos of the Opera House. Seniors concession ticket is excellent value. Gives a senior access to all public transport on the day for less than $3.

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Kinmel Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A great trip. Start with a coffee and raisin toast and choose the wild Ocean beach, the quiet harbour beach or the sublime scenic walk. Fantastic lunch at the Manly Beach Hotel.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We took the advice of other trip advisor writers and took the ferry to Manly - it was so easy to buy tickets and the ferry runs very frequently. We were easily able to sit outside on the way back and it was a perfect day. We ended up buying our lunch in Manly at a nice cafe and spent... More 

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Westchester, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The Manly ferry is one of those iconic tourist adventures that a Sydney visitor must do--like the Staten Island ferry in New York. This is a commuter ferry that takes riders from the Circular Quay to Manly and back. The bonus for the traveler is that the views of Sydney are first rate and beach that you can explore in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went with our travel companions to Manly with the ferry. No big problem getting a seat outdoors and the weather was good.

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