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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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Like a mini cruise

Took the ferry to Manly for the day, it was like a mini cruise with fantastic views passing by the Harbour Bridge and Opera house. Manly is a lovely town and the beach is superb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the ferry to Manly for the day, it was like a mini cruise with fantastic views passing by the Harbour Bridge and Opera house. Manly is a lovely town and the beach is superb, would definitely return. Got the ferry back to the city at dusk and witnessed the city lights, amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

See everything you want to with Manly ferry -- Bridge, Opera house, the Harbour and waterfront area. Can sit inside or out on the deck for better views, but it is cold and windy outside. The ferry station on the Manly side had cafe, chocolate shop, gelato (very yummy). So it's easy to wait there for return ferry

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great for photo ops for the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Best bet is to buy the Opal card. There is also a high speed ferry but very pricey. I went on a Sunday and the ferry was packed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved doing the manly ferry takes around 35 minutes even on my last day I jumped on the ferry for 1 more trip

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South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was probably the best way to see Sydney and surrounds. See the different bridges and homes, the Opera House and Harbor Bridge, the cliffs at Watson Bay and enjoyed Manly Beach and shopping. Have a true decadent chocolate experience at Max Brenner. You don't pay more than $15 per day and you can go anywhere around Sydney as many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip I used to do daily on my journey to work, but now as a tourist back in Sydney from the UK, I can't believe how lucky I was to have this as my commute. A must do for everyone, even the bad sailors. Sit outside on a sunny day and see the little bays and the iconic sites... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best kept secret in Sydney! I use the ferries to get around Sydney instead of busses. It's fantastic - they drift past th e Opera House and go under the big bridge - so scenic and cost effective. They are always clean and on time! Where else in the world can you say you "ferried" around town! Don't miss it!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Manly by riding in one of the ferries, and we had fun! It was clean, and staff are friendly and courteous!

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Osaka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are a lot of over priced harbour tours. A cheaper way to do it is to just take a few ferry rides. One to manly and maybe on to some of the inner harbour stops. Cheap enough that you can do it in the day and at night.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We used the ferry during our visit to Sydney was a really good service, got to see the Bridge and Opera House, we used the opus card we purchased which was a really good idea.

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