Fancy some fresh air? How about a ride on a boat? While we’re at it let’s get up close and personal to Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Finally, how about seafood? The best that Sydney has to offer? And having just won the National Award for Best Seafood Restaurant, 2011, see for yourself if we do have the best seafood in Australia!
Ok if you’re still with me then I’ll assume you’re keen to sample some or all of the above.
Many tourists visiting Sydney enjoy looking around the city and the harbour, but where to go? If you jump on one of those ferries, where on earth do you end up?
Manly is the gateway to Sydney’s northern beaches, arguably some of the best beaches in the world and it’s all a 30 minutes ferry ride away from the city’s main harbour terminal, Circular Quay.
Starting from Circular Quay, the Manly ferry leaves every 30 minutes until around midnight everyday, both to and from Manly. The ferry takes you out past the Sydney Harbour Bridge, turns right where you can almost reach out and touch the Opera House (have your camera ready, you can get some great photos in the first 5 minutes of the trip!)
From there you chug down the main harbour, there really isn’t a moment when there is not something terrific to look at, great views all around and on a sunny day plenty of boats and yachts.
About 20 minutes into the trip you come up to North and South Heads, this is the exit to open water from the harbour, when the weather is bit off, it can be quiet a ride through here – but it’s always fun!
Finally the ferry pulls up at Manly Wharf, where you can see the harbour side beach. Now remember we promised some great seafood? Almost directly opposite the wharf you will find Garfish restaurant. Keep this number with you, 9977 0707 call us when you’re on the ferry and we’ll be ready and waiting for you.
When you’re done dining, be sure to leave enough time to walk through Manly Corso to Manly Beach. It’s about 5 minutes to walk there, a great way to stroll off the dessert and see one of Sydney’s great beaches.