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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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Peaceful trip to Manly

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... read more

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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.

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Heanor, United Kingdom
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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!

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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 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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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,

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Thank Christopher C
Beaworthy, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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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.

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Thank CDVM2014
England
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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.

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Thank Lorrifloss
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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 !

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Thank Tess E
New York City, New York
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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!

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Thank J_Raymond28
Belfast, United Kingdom
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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!

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Thank Becca H
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is another ferry that leaves for Manly and its faster maybe by 15 minutes and cost more. For the money, comfort and time to get to Manly. Manly Ferry is definitely worth taking. I would recommend Manly Ferry, We are in our 60's in good health and we had no issues getting on or off.

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