Manly Ferry

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9/37 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia - +61 (02) 9246 8300

Manly Ferry Sydney Reviews

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Cheap way to travel to northern sydney Jul 14, 2011
30 minute ferry ride to/from manly. The first time I went on, I sat outside but it was a bit chilly, as it was winter. The next time, I sat indoors next to a window and was still able to take beautiful pictures of the harbor and sydney harbor bridge as well as of the coastline.

I rode the ferry using the MyMulti1 pass which includes all buses, ferries, light rail, and some train (near CBD) for $41/week. Being alone, I frequently got lost in the city/missed my stop/etc so that pass was the best option for me--esp when I knew I would be taking a trip to Manly.

Major plus = The 2nd floor has a free wifi hotspot for ~40 min.

Don't know why but they have a flat screen in the middle of the ferry -- probably for daily or frequent travelers who have seen all the sights.
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Adrian_Liston Adrian_L…
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The perfect way to see Sydney Harbour on the cheap Jan 30, 2009
The Manly ferry is one of the best ways to see Sydney Harbour. Why fork out $100 for a cruise, when you can do the same on public transport for only $12.50 for an adult return ticket? The 30 minute ferry trip starts at circular quay and gives the best views of Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, plus the outer harbour. You then land at Manly, a beautiful beach on the north shore, where you can swim, walk or just have a coffee while waiting for the return ferry ride. A great way to see Sydney and appreciate just why it is considered to be one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.
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AussieMel82 says:
Great review...I grew up in a country town around 3 hours drive west of Sydney. When the family visited Sydney, the highlight was always the Manly Ferry. One extra tip from me is to walk all the way down past the Manly Surf Club at the eastern end of Manly Beach and around to Shelly Beach which is a very small but gorgeous beach and the views of Manly Beach from there is amazing
Posted on: May 09, 2010
sapphireamy says:
Manly Ferry is one of my fav things to do..Especially in sunny weather :D
Posted on: Oct 26, 2009
Amanda says:
This is a great idea - thank you. I'm headed there in just over a couple weeks and this is what I'll do!
Posted on: Jun 28, 2009
petit_gooroo petit_go…
69 reviews
Great Cruise on the ferries ! Sep 12, 2009
For my first outing in Sydney, I decided to go to Manly to enjoy the beach... and a cheap cruise on Sydney Harbour !

Why not Bondi, which is the most famous here ? I just really prefer 30 min in a ferry around Sydney Harbour, with a magnificient scenery, than 45 min in a bus.

The trip to Manly is great and I highly recommend anybody coming to Sydney to plan a outing in one of the ferries. There are many of them, one is going to Taronga Zoo for example.

The view of the harbour and the city is unique and splendid. We spent few hours on the beach and came back for sunset... So wonderful...

For around 10$ return only ! It is affordable and way less expensive than a cruise !
From the ferry, on the way back

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