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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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Cheap and Easy Way to Visit Manly

You have a few options on getting to Manly but I would recommend taking the ferry. It is inexpensive, easy to find and you can have a drink while you're crossing the harbor... read more

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have a few options on getting to Manly but I would recommend taking the ferry. It is inexpensive, easy to find and you can have a drink while you're crossing the harbor taking in the views!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The freebies are always on time and are cheap and easy to book. The sights are sometimes breathtaking, especially as the freely from Manly turns into the harbour and the Harbour Bridge is on one side and the Opera house on the opposite side. Marvellous.

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beverage would be great to punctuate this lovely 18 min ride to Manly.. clean efficient easy to buy opal Card . It's 8 ish each way.. but well worth it ..beautiful and fun. Why take the fast manly ? What's the rush?

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Jump on the ferry at circular quay and sit back and enjoy the beautiful harbour. When you arrive in manly approximately 40 ish mins later depending on how busy it is i recommend going on a adventure around Manly to see all the sights. It is a great day trip fun for all tourists and locals. Even if you just... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can take the express ferry but choose to take the green and gold slower one. Only about twenty minutes but you have time to see the sights of the harbor including Shark Island.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely views of Sydney- opera house and coast. About 30 minutes to dock at Manly. Very efficient operation- gates close 2 mins before scheduled departure. Runs every 30 mins

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This ferry is clean and offers lots of seating both indoors and outside. The best way to see the Opera House from the water as you sail right by it! Highly recommended!

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic panorama of the city both outbound and on the return. Manly is a gem of a place only a short voyage from the city centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A thirty minute ride into the circular quay was a great way to see the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the other attractions that Sydney offers around the harbour. The ferries are reasonably priced comfortable and you can shelter from the weather if necessary plus there is a cafe on board. A super way to go to work to... More 

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

My last trip on the manly ferry was quite an experience. Although the ferry is old in appearance I didn't care, the swell was huge but the ferry withstood the battering.

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