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Jul 22nd, 2014, 07:49 PM
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Ferry to Manly Beach

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Is it worth taking the ferry ride to Manly Beach if we don't plan to do the walk to Spit Bridge? If the ferry trip itself is scenic then we would do it. Also, is it possible to do a roundtrip in the same ferry or we have to necessarily disembark and get on the next boat?

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Jul 22nd, 2014, 08:32 PM
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Yes the ferry trip itself and a look around Manly is well worth it. You get a great look at the harbour as well as the Opera House and harbour bridge both up close. Then a walk through the shops to the beach is interesting. When you arrive at Manly you have to get off and join a return ferry but they go every half hour so why not have a look around Manly first. When are you coming?
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Jul 22nd, 2014, 08:33 PM
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Yes.
Just buy a return ticket.

There is a lot more to Manly than the Manly to Spit walk, but if you just want to stay on the ferry, that's up to you.

Seems a shame not to even walk down the Corso to the beach, though. Note: the ferry docks at Manly Cove, not the beach.
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Jul 22nd, 2014, 08:38 PM
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Peter, you can go back on the same ferry - just get off & join the boarding queue.
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Jul 22nd, 2014, 09:29 PM
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We are there in mid October. I too think we should spend some time at the beach before heading back.

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Jul 22nd, 2014, 10:07 PM
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Good! You're welcome.
It's a beautiful area & we like to share it with our visitors.
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 02:17 AM
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I suppose it would be too ambitious to try and do Manly and Bondi on the same day?
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 04:36 AM
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Not at all - but unless you are going to do the Bondi to Bronte or Coogee walk, it's just another big beach. More touristy - every tourist has heard of Bondi Beach.

You can take an Eco - hopper catamaran direct from Manly to Bondi if you wish.

If you wanted to have two beach days and like a short walk, I'd suggest taking a bus to Bronte Beach. Walk along the cliff walk to Bondi beach. Spectacular scenery. From there take a bus to Watsons Bay. Lovely little former fishing village with picturesque coves, National Park & charming cottages. Take a ferry back to Circular Quay in the late afternoon & have picture post cars views of the Opera House & Harbour Bridge with a sunset backdrop if you're lucky.
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 06:08 PM
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As far as I know there is no Ferry to Bondi, from Manly or otherwise. You need to take a bus to Bondi. Personally, I wouldn't bother with Bondi though - over rated and crowded. The walk from Bondi to Bronte is lovely, but others are just as nice.

You can take a ferry from Manly to Watson's Bay though which would make for a lovely day. We like to go to the Watson's Bay Hotel (locally known as The Waddo) for fish and chips.
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 06:41 PM
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Quite right, Hez. There is no ferry to Bondi. Ferries do not go out of the Heads.
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Jul 23rd, 2014, 11:11 PM
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Thanks Bokhara. I just got the impression kdd meant could she/he physically stay on the ferry and come back. Anyway a waste of a trip to Manly imo!
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Jul 28th, 2014, 12:57 PM
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Assuming that the weather is halfway decent, walk to Manly beach for a picnic lunch. Taking a glass each (plastic or otherwise) with you, then pick up a warm pie each at the pie shop on Manly Corso on your way. Hamlets Pies are famed and a Sydney institution. Stop at a bottle shop as well on the way to pick up a bottle of sparkling wine and sit on the edge of the wall overlooking the beach and enjoy your lunch. Perfect.
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Jul 28th, 2014, 08:53 PM
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If we go to Bondi we would like to do the walk to Bronte, so it sounds like we should make 2 it beach days...will see how it goes after we get there.

Thanks for all the information.
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