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Manly Ferry

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Address: Circular Quay | No. 3 Wharf, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 8113 5400
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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One of the World's best ferry rides

The best way to see Sydney Harbour, sit outside, let the wind blow through your hair, take in the sparkling picturesque harbor and enjoy

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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South West Rocks, Australia
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South West Rocks, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best way to see Sydney Harbour, sit outside, let the wind blow through your hair, take in the sparkling picturesque harbor and enjoy

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Manly ferry and ferries to many other areas of Sydney leave regularly from Circular Quay. Ticketing is easy, the ferries are regular and efficient. It is a great way to see the skyline from the Bay Area and to move between the different areas of the sprawling city that is Sydney.

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great way to the Sydney area and there's a great beach at the end of it.. An Aussie told me to do it, he said it was great way of seeing things if your in a hurry.. Excellent.Sydney Opera House , The bridge , it's all there

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Weekends are pretty busy in summer. I would recommended catching the ferry as early as possible before 11am on the weekend. It doesnt matter if you are inside the ferry or outside. However outside is a great feeling and you feel the benefits of the fresh air and surrounded by water. The ferry is cancelled when bad weather and rough... More 

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not knowing what we were doing, we took the ferry to Manly, it is a very nice area to find food, music and shops.

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Great Missenden, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast ferry is excellent - easy to locate where to board, fast smooth turnaround with newish boats being the norm - good value for money.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sunday what can I do that does not involve using my car to get there. Easy catch a train to Circular Quay half hour trip and then catch a ferry to Manly and before you know it we in a different world, first thing to do is walk to Shelly beach then up to the lookout buy some refreshment and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friend & I took many photos of the Opera House & The Harbor Bridge. Nice breeze on a very hot, humid day. The waves were very concerning as the ferry picked up speed. It began to dip low into the water & you might get splashed with water a lot if you sit on the wrong side of ferry.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This must be one of the best boat trips in the world from Circular Quay to Manly and also the best value

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The ferries are clean , comfortable and very cheap.The trip to Manly was like a harbour cruise offering fantastic views of the harbour , bridge and opera house on the way back ( great photo opportunity but be prepared to find yourself some space!!) and also gave us great views of some of the stunning properties at the waters edge.... More 

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