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“Ferry Ride to Manly” 5 of 5 stars
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Manly Ferry
Circular Quay | No. 6 Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #11 of 614 things to do in Sydney
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“Ferry Ride to Manly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is a very pretty ferry ride. It takes about half an hour to get from downtown Sydney to Manly but on a nice day it can be a delightful ride. The cost is only about $7.00 per person each way. I believe if you go on Sunday the cost will only be $2.50.
The walk to the beach from the ferry is a few blocks. This area is a little tacky, typical tourist area, but the beach is pretty.

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“Half an hour each way of sunny delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

You pay the equivalent of £10 return for the Manley which is money well spent for the excellent views. Manley itself is a victim of its success and I find it crowded and not particularly enticing. It's fun to watch the surfers but the Corso is a bit like Hastings on a hot day. I just go for the ride and then come back. But it's well worth doing.

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“Sunday- jammed packed with people”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Took the Manly ferry to Manly and unfortunately for us, it was a Sunday. The whole ferry were jammed packed with people. Although we managed to get a seat, somehow it would have been better if there were less people so that we can enjoy a better view of the scenery.
Advice to all travellers. Avoid weekends where possible.

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“A must do in Sydney”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

If you do nothing else on a visit to Sydney make sure you take the half-hour ferry ride to Manly beach. If you have time go in the morning, have a walk around Manly Corso and walk from Manly Beach to Shelly Beach (maybe 30mins walk). It's just beautiful. have a drink in the late afternoon in the bars near the ferry and ride the ferry back to the CBD in the setting sun. It's the best $12 value ever... (Beats the hell out of Bondi Beach).

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“A lovely outing - ferry and lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

If you are visitig Sydney let me strongly recommed a return trip on the Manly ferry from Circular Quay and lunch at the Manly terminal. Chinese, Turkish, all tastes catered for at good prices. We do it every time we visit Sdney and have never been disappointed. This trip is as good as any commercial harbour cruise and at half the price.

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