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Manly Ferry

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

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Fun Trip to Manly

Taking this ferry to Manly is fun and very scenic. You stop or go by several beautiful beach suburbs before you get to Manly. Once you get their the Warf is lovely with wonderful... read more

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76 reviews
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Reviewed today NEW

Taking this ferry to Manly is fun and very scenic. You stop or go by several beautiful beach suburbs before you get to Manly. Once you get their the Warf is lovely with wonderful restaurants. The actually beach is walking distance with nice shops and cafes too.

Thank gypsy604
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took a ferry from circular quay to Manly around this time last year. Luckily the weather was nice and sunny (take sun screen), but it got pretty windy on the ferry as you could imagine. The trip was very pleasant though and peaceful, the blue ocean surrounding you is really relaxing.

Thank AandM15
Heanor, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the ferry to Manly Beach. Purchasing a ticket is very easy and the ferry is very efficient. Plus it's a great way to get photo's of the Opera House from the water!

Thank ClanIrvine
Raleigh NC, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

On several occasions we took the Ferry to Manly Beach. It is a simply trip from Circular Quay and a lovely ride. If you plan to use the Ferry a lot during your trip to Sydney, suggest getting an Opal card (for trains, etc) and use it for each trip. Manly beach was a lovely adventure for the day and... More 

Thank J2089PGdonnag
Swindon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Manly is lovely place to visit, a bit mellower than central Sydney. It also a lovely ferry ride and is a lot cheaper than the tourist trips. Great view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge when you return to central Sydney. Pay using your Opal card,

Thank Christopher C
Beaworthy, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying close to the ferry and enjoyed the trip to Manly. Efficient service with plenty of choice on where to sit on the ferry. The ferry terminal at Manly was by the shops that in turn were close to the beach. A great trip.

Thank CDVM2014
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69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really cheap mode of transport compared to other big cities. The view from the back of the ferry captures both the opera house and the bridge so most people flock to the back. We went on a weekday and a weekend and naturally the weekend was much busier. Worth the trip even just for the harbour experience and views.

Thank Lorrifloss
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ferry from circular quay to manly harbour is a great experience. You can sit outside and enjoy and photograph the most wonderful and iconic views of he bridge and the opera house. A must do for tourists, the ferry is good value using the opal card and once across the manly beaches are so much nicer than bondi !

Thank Tess E
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Manly Beach is worth visiting and this is a low cost option to get there. Plus you get an unbelievable view of the Sydney Harbour!

Thank J_Raymond28
Belfast, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you would like a Sydney picture for your wall this is the journey to take. The ferry leaves from Circular Quay and has stunning views of the Opera House and Bridge. Manly is also a lovely spot and the walk from here to Spit is quite an adventure.... be prepared to walk for up to 3-4 hours!

Thank Becca H

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