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A must do in Sydney

The cheapest best thing to do that you can do in Sydney is to take the ferry somewhere. It just... read more

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Annette M
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Los Angeles, California
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Best way to see harbour

Ferries are fast and reliable and its best and cheapest way to see the whole of Sydney harbour. The... read more

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malcolm c
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Sydney Ferries is a public transport agency, providing ferry services on Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River in Sydney, Australia.Having operated on Sydney Harbour and its related waterways since 1875, today Sydney Ferries carry over 14 million...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cheapest best thing to do that you can do in Sydney is to take the ferry somewhere. It just costs a few dollars. I have taken several. My ABSOLUTE FAVORITE is to go to Darling Harbor in the evening. Have a nice dinner. Once...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ferries are fast and reliable and its best and cheapest way to see the whole of Sydney harbour. The harbour is vast and not like a commercial port it's a beautiful harbour mostly surrounded by countryside and small hamlets and of cours Sydney itself.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank malcolm c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want to see this amazing city take the train from anywhere in Sydney and get off a Circular Quay it's the most beautiful harbour a sight to behold, once you get off the train the ferries are downstairs hop on and go off...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ferries in Sydney are a very popular way of getting around and also extremely good views. Even better on a nice day which is most often the case in Sydney.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian743
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Caught the ferry Saturday for s great trip around the harbour. Great service - on time and great staff. It’s good to do something the tourists do and be one for a while.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peterm798
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While we are tourists and not commuters, the Manly Ferry has been part of our lives for 40 years. We love the trip to Manly and enjoy the sights of Sydney from the Harbour. The Opal Card is great and makes for hassle free entry/exit....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B3582WVsimond
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a long time resident of Sydney, I always encourage friends visiting Sydney to take a Sydney Ferry to Manly, and explore the beautiful northern beaches area, whilst absorbing the beauty of Sydney Harbour enroute. Another popular ferry trip is the return trip to Parramatta,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Caught the ferry from Kirribilli Wharf to Circular Quay. So much easier than it used to be to buy tickets at the wharf, rather than at the end. Great to have cafes at the wharfs too, like Celcius.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bizcoach27
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great attraction for Sydney visitors, however avoid visiting Manly beach on weekends in Summer. Its just so crowded, that sometimes you just cant fit the boat and need to wait next one which is very stressful. You can take a little circle to Neutral bay...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Markéta Č
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the ferry to Manly, the longest route in the Harbour with spectacular views & scenery. Every thing to sail boats, motor boats, people fishing, to beautiful seaside housing.. A beautiful relaxing time and ride. While on the Ferry, I had to use the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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billlkay
28 September 2018|
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Response from miriam515 | Reviewed this property |
You both need an opal card So 1 each
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billlkay
28 September 2018|
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Response from 708henryv | Reviewed this property |
No, i believe you need one each. You can load it with a small amount say $20.
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eileenconnell22
26 June 2018|
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Response from Ray E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can get on and off the ferry at anytime you like. Also you can get on and off the buses and trains anytime you like and resume your travel, with the OPAL card
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