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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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A neat way to get some local flavour

We took the ferry to Manly to go see the beach. We were charmed by the fact that locals commute to work on it. We also LOVED the fact that we could get a harbour cruise without... read more

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the ferry to Manly to go see the beach. We were charmed by the fact that locals commute to work on it. We also LOVED the fact that we could get a harbour cruise without paying some god-awful tourist price for it. Make a day of it and go to the beach! If you can't; at least plan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, we were traveling with luggage so opted to stay inside both to and from Sydney. Having said that, it was very comfortable and clean and the windows were clean enough to see the scenery. I would have preferred being outside to take in the beauty.

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travelled from Circular Quay to Manly on the ferry. Excellent views of Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Prices were realy cheap too. Ferries are every 20 mins or so. They do get very packed, but that was maybe because we were there at New Year.

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Thank BurnseyHull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Economical way to travel and see the beauty of Sydney and Manly. Get the Opal Card and head for Manly stat!

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GVA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have to have at least a ferry in Sydney this is the one. More than giving a lift to Manly beach this ferry give you an opportunity to observe from the sea the Harbour bridge and the Opera as well. For photographe enthousiaste, I recommend to have the way back while sunset, if you want to ba able... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ferry ride was fine but the town itself is overrated. No nice shops and why go to the beach when you see signs warning you not to go in the water for three days if it had just rained.

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Thank Andym2428
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a very busy Sunday circular quay was crowded, we headed over to the ferry terminal to buy tickets had to negotiate a very long barricade fence to get on to the wharf only to find you can't buy tickets on the wharf but have to bo all the way back to the train sales, where there was another... More 

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

The trip to Manly on the Manly ferry is a relaxing way to see the sights of Sydney Harbour. This trip can be taken in all types of weather. Arriving at Manly take a stroll down to the beach, have some lunch then take the return trip toCircular Quay. Well worth the experience.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ferry late afternoon proved a perfectly pleasant ½ hour ride from circular quay to dinner. And back to Circular Quay was equally pleasant

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great way to reach the beach for a day of shopping and beaching... Ferry is relaxing & runs on time. This service is like a harbour tour and takes 45 minutes each way

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