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Sydney Ferries

Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Get an opal card and top up before as there are ferries that are opal card only. Trips are very... read more

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Gillian A
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
via mobile
great way to get around

The City Ferries at Circular Quays is a great way to get around to see all the bays....The Ferries... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Get an opal card and top up before as there are ferries that are opal card only. Trips are very frequent. To taronga zoo are every 25 mins but with the views you dont mind waiting

Thank Gillian A
Reviewed yesterday

The City Ferries at Circular Quays is a great way to get around to see all the bays....The Ferries are efficient and comfortable. They have toilets abroad and a cafe and some of them are really modern inside. Be sure to get your Opal card...More

Thank Mummymodestep
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the ferry to manly as a roundtrip with our bikes. We didn't know if the bikes are allowed so we asked and a big guy just say "no worries laddie" come over here with it. On the return the water was rough and...More

Thank Paul v
Reviewed yesterday

In Sydney for the weekend and doing all the tourist things. Decided to catch the ferry to Pyrmont for a break from walking and then continue exploring. Great views of the harbour and attractions from the ferry. Cheap travel as well as being quick.

Thank Kev B
Reviewed yesterday

Great trips for no more than $15 a day what great value. We did several of the ferries to a variety of locations. Only fault if it could be described as that is that you have to come back to the main harbour port to...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was in Sydney for the weekend to visit a girlfriend and she bought me a seasons ticket and we hopped on and off like a bus on water. Great fun.

Thank SweetM0lly
Reviewed 2 days ago

Many trips at Circular Quay to choose from but after due consideration decided on Captain Cook Cruises. Very happy with their range of trips and prices were reasonable. Does what it says on the tin. Would definitely use Captain Cook Cruises again on our next...More

Thank sueappleby37
Reviewed 2 days ago

Super easy ride and worth the trip! Lovely "beach" village with wonderful shops and restaurants. And if you're looking for souvenirs, the prices are much better than any you'll find in Sydney.

1  Thank profginsburg
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ferries are a great way to get around the harbour and see some more of the city's iconic landmarks. We were staying near Circular Quay and travelled to Manly, Barangaroo (sailing under the harbour bridge) and Rose Bay. All the ferries were right on...More

Thank Aldolara
Reviewed 2 days ago

Taking the ferries across the harbour to different destinations is a highlight of visiting Sydney. Service is frequent and generally on time. If you plan to take more than one ferry trip it pays to purchase an Opal card (available at ticket offices and some...More

1  Thank Naomi S
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Toni S
12 January 2018|
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Response from Maureen T | Reviewed this property |
You have to get off & then get back on as you need an Opal card that you scan on & off.
9 January 2018|
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Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
We picked ours up at the airport as we arrived, but as others have noted you have many options for buying the card. Once you buy it I recommend you download the iPhone or Android app for the Opal Card. With it you can... More
17 December 2017|
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Response from Funky_da_junky | Reviewed this property |
Highly recommend catching the ferry at circular quay and going to manly, you will get a superb view of the bridge and opera house and it’s a lovely cruise that takes around 20 minutes each way. Manly is a vibrant area with... More