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Sydney Ferries

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Address: | Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 8113 5400
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Sydney Ferries is a public transport agency, providing ferry services on...

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 customers each year to destinations in and around Sydney.

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A must for every tourist.

What a lovely experience with very helpful and friendly staff. Would really recommend this to all visitors. Well managed and organised and we all felt very safe on the water. We... read more

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

What a lovely experience with very helpful and friendly staff. Would really recommend this to all visitors. Well managed and organised and we all felt very safe on the water. We saw all the sights at Darling Harbour and ferried to Manly as well. The Sydney Opal transport cards are very handy as one can use them for the train,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Caught ferry to manly which is a perfect day trip to escape Sydney. Very comfortable and can sit inside if you get cold. Cheap way to see the harbor.

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Bairnsdale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent three days in Sydney staying at a hotel near Circular Quay and were able to jump on a ferry at will. Firstly bet an Opal card you cant travel on any public transport without one. You can order one on line a week before you travel or buy one at a Sydney Kiosk but its much easier to... More 

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Sarina, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yo could not ask for a better way to see the harbour, the staff are more than obliging to point out what ferry to take so as to capture everything you want to see

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Thank justa0001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly. It was easy to use and a good ferry ride, well organised. There's a ferry every half an hour that operate like clockwork.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Opal tickets are especially valuable for interstate tourists who are Seniors/Pensioners. All day for a capped price, whether bus, train or ferry. We took ferry rides to Manly, Watson's Bay (near "The Gap"), and Parramatta. We made the Parramatta section part of our return trip from the Blue Mountains. Be sure to get a timetable so as to avoid unnecessary... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the best time cruising on the harbour.Add to your list of things to do.Great value for your money.

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Multiple possible boat trips to various destinations on Sydney Harbour and around. Cheap, comfortable and great fun and buy an Opal card like and Oyster card to use them and top up as necessary.

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Pointon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to use and access, frequent service to most areas of Sydney harbour. Don't forget to buy an Opal card which is the new payment method, these can be purchased at nearby kiosks, hotels and shops.

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

Sydney ferries are the perfect way to travel and also take in the wonderful views of Sydney. They have a very good service that operates early A.M till Late P.M it changes on the weekend but all you need to do is check the schedule. I have found them to run on time and the crew are always friendly and... More 

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