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Sydney Ferries

| Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Ferry around the Harbour

This type of transport is a must do in Sydney. Melbourne has the trams, Sydney the ferries. Buy an... read more

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Using these ferries are the best way to travel around Sydney Harbour. Not only is it extremely... read more

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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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“circular quay” (1,449 reviews)
“taronga zoo” (417 reviews)
| Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8113 5400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This type of transport is a must do in Sydney. Melbourne has the trams, Sydney the ferries. Buy an Opal card to make travel payment more convenient, but look at the options on line. Buying at a deli or outlet can be confusing and I...More

Thank LeonieB169
Reviewed yesterday

Using these ferries are the best way to travel around Sydney Harbour. Not only is it extremely economical but ferries run regularly and offer both inside and outside seating. The ferries between Darling Harbour and Circular Quay are just fantastic. We used them daily while...More

1  Thank Kare8798
Reviewed yesterday

There is a travel office at Circular Quay where you can purchase tickets, collect timetables and buy/top up the Sydney Opal Card. Sydney public transport is fully integrated and has a $15/day limit ($2.50 on Sundays) if you use the Opal scheme. We took some...More

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed yesterday

A great boat / ferry trip across the water to Manly is highly recommended just make sure you are seated in rough seas when crossing the harbour entrance

Thank stiffle2017
Reviewed yesterday

Any Day of the year, any weather, a ferry ride is always entertaining! and reliable, and quite quick - with no waiting in traffic. How could you surpass arriving at Circular Quay - a grand entrance more than just an arrival.

1  Thank TzarinaRosina
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sydney ferries departing from the city's most central harbor zone, called Circular Quay, right on the city's business district's edge. Ferry transport will cost you about $6-7 per person. If you buy an OPAL transport card, you'll find using all modes of transport easier and...More

3  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Sydney Ferry system is a cost effective way to see a side of Sydney that even locals are unaware of. To see the many beautiful areas of Sydney from the water is something that many people do not consider, however you will a fabulous...More

Thank collib
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The ferry was a great way to see the Zoo and Manly Beach. They are clean and efficient. It was a beautiful ride too.

Thank lisastp2017
Reviewed 2 days ago

So easy to use and fun to take. We went to Manly, Taronga Zoo and a Harbor Tour. Reasonable prices. Definitely recommend using the ferries.

1  Thank Hawaiiwaves
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On time, convenient, and the people on board are friendly, an efficient and affordable way to get around Sydney and see the Sights.

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Raymond K
How much should I put on an Opal card for 5 days in sydney
18 March 2017|
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Response from Brian/Susan P | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much traveling you do we did Katoomba and back + a couple in the city for $20
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21 February 2017|
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Response from sue a | Reviewed this property |
An opal card which covers all pt they are available at airport station or Cnr shops to which card is free you just put credit on it.
We are landing in Sydney on 3rd October n planned to go to Melbourne n Cairns n coming back on 15th evening.We would be spending 3 red to 6th in Sydney n then leaving for Melbourne on 7th morning by train to have the countryside experience n flying to Cairns on 11 th n back to Sydney on 13th evening.Could you please guide us what all mportant places we must explore during our trip.In Cairns we are planning to explore Great Barrier Reef. Please guide us in detail starting from local transport to sight seeing facilities as we are travelling for the first time.
27 August 2016|
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Response from Janine85 | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely recommend getting an opal card to travel around, this gives you access to trains, buses and ferries. Places I found really interesting were Sydney harbour bridge, opera house, blue mountains but you would... More