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Manly Ferry

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Address: Circular Quay | No. 3 Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61281135400
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care

Manly's advertising "blurb" described the ease of travel from Sydney CBD to Manly. Across the harbour, the passenger can easily forget the cares of the world as he is transported... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Manly's advertising "blurb" described the ease of travel from Sydney CBD to Manly. Across the harbour, the passenger can easily forget the cares of the world as he is transported to Manly. Apart from the chatter of tourists and other passengers, the quiet and constant sound is the ferry going through the waves. The effective timetable means that there is... More 

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Gordon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I took my children to Manly from Circular Quay return for the 1st time in the school holidays. We arrived on Manly beach just on dusk and the kids had a run around as too cold to swim. We had a very comfortable ferry ride there and on the way back; although dark the ferry ride was comfortable and surprisingly... More 

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Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to use and a must to visit Manly. They run SOOO often and are great fun to be on. Comfortable with plenty of seating inside and out... where it is the most fun to be.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommended to locals or anybody visiting Sydney. This is one of the great ferry journeys in the world and a must do for any overseas visitors

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recommend to arrive the wharf earlier in order to get the good point on the ferry. The ferry could cruise from both sides, so make sure that you sit in the correct direction. From Sydney to Manly, right side on second floor in back of the ferry. From Manly to Sydney, left side on the first floor in the... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Boarded the Ferry at Circular Quay for a short day trip to Manly. Really quick and convenient way and the Manly Ferry Terminal is located at a central location with plenty of dining options available. There were plenty of seats onboard and with ample personal space. Great option for people who prefer a less tourist-y (but still touristy) beach location... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ferry trip was very relaxing and Manly is an ideal place to get away from the busy city. Fish and chips on the beach is a must, take a leisurely stroll through the shopping mall, walks around the coast line are very scenic.

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Mishawaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family enjoyed taking the Ferry daily to the surrounding areas. The schedule was very user friendly.

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From CBD to Manly and vice-versa, there's no better means of transport. Cheap, tidy and safe. City views from the bay are a plus.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great way to get to Manly, might be a little more expensive and doesn't apply for the Opal card but is able to get to Manly 10 minutes faster than the normal one. Good experience and the ferry looks newer with more facilities like a bar counter.

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