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Manly Ferry

Circular Quay | No. 6 Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (City Centre)
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Ranked #29 of 302 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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Hereford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Recommended by Ausies and other nationalities whilst cruising from Auckland to Sidney. The best way to view Sidney Harbour and some of its outlying coastal areas. The ferry was clean, punctual and excellent value for a couple of retired Brits. Very surprised when I realised that we could both travel for five Aus dollars round trip. One point of interest,... More

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buderim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

What a great surprise. Went to the ticket window to purchase 2 return tickets to manly on the ferry. The attendant asked if I had a seniors card (the grey hair gave me away). On producing the basic qld seniors card it cost me $5.00 for a return trip for two!! Couldn't believe it. Great ride and harbour views. Clean... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic ferry ride and you have enjoy some time at Manly at the beach, having lunch and just enjoying the time by the water.

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Greensboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After getting off the cruise ship where we met several Australians, the popular recommendation was to take the Ferry ride to Manly. We did it & its totally worth it. Talk about a picture book, this area is beautiful. Both water & land areas were neat to see. Seeing both areas of Manly & Sydney by water gives you a... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. This has got to be a must do when visiting sydney. We travelled over to visit the manly aquarium, which was good. The ferry trip was by far the best part. Gorgeous views of a beautiful city.

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Eastbourne UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Despite foul weather and heaving water we enjoyed two return trips on the Manly ferry in April. We have stayed in Manly itself in the past and getting off a plane from UK after 22 hours, taking the train to Circular Quay and then riding the ferry to Manly just takes away all the pain. The boats can get crowded... More

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Recommend take two trips to manly on the slow ferry 1.on a sunny day with blue sky to see Sydney harbour and Manly at their best 2.on a stormy day to see and experience the Sydney swell through the heads,more fun than a roller coaster.Warning if the fast ferry is not running then be prepared for a bumpy ride and... More

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Verona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This ferry is great to see the harbor! And when in Manly, go to see the surfer's beach, better then Bondi! There are two kinds of ferries, the fast one (15 minutes) and the regular one (30 mins). I suggest you take the fast one, there is a couple of dollars of difference per ride, so it's worth it. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

When in Sydney take the time to catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly. Buy a return ticket and enjoy the ride. It is the best way to see Sydney Harbour and it's many attractions without trying to find parking or getting that unobstructed view from land. Once you get to Manly take time to visit the Corso and... More

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megamondo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Yes, it's a touristy thing to do, yes it can sometimes be crowded, yes the cost of tickets can add up (for families), but this is seriously the best way to get to Manly. Mix with locals and visitors, as you serenely glide across Sydney Harbour. If you want to get the best shots of the Opera House and the... More

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