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ManlyAustralia

This coastal suburb of Sydney is like something from a postcard, and a haven for surfers, swimmers and sunbakers. 

Sydney’s northern beachesare where the city goes to play. While each have their unique merits, Manly’sproximity to the city center and its excellent surf makes it one of the mostpopular beaches in the country. Boutique retailers, lively cafés and a range ofal fresco dining options line the streets giving the area a vibrant atmosphere.The suburb of Manly is quintessentially Sydney: laid back, stylish andfun.

Arrive in Manly fromSydney’s center by catching the harbor ferry. More than just a form of transport,the half hour trip follows one of the most scenic routes across the harbor.Some of the city’s best photo opportunities are passed before you even get offthe boat. Manly may be only a stones throw from Australia’s biggest city,but you’ll feel relaxed immediately.

Hop off the ferry andexplore Manly Cove, a small but picturesque inlet and beach on the calm watersof Sydney Harbour. Relax by the water, take a swim or grab a bite to eat in oneof the restaurants.

Follow "TheCorso" through to the surf beach. This pedestrian mall is an excellentplace to shop, eat or drink. Street performers and eccentric locals arefrequent at The Corso and it has long been an excellent location for peoplewatching. The nearby Manly Art Gallery and Museum is a great destination forart lovers.

Once at the surf beach,learn to surf under the comforting gaze of Sydney’s world-famous lifeguards. Anumber of operators conduct lessons on the beach, and hire boards are availablefor the more experienced. While the weather remains mild year round, wetsuitsare recommended for the winter months. In summer temperatures regularly risewell above 30 degrees celcius (86 Fahrenheit) and sun protection is a must.Once you’ve ‘slip slop slapped’, lay down your towel and catch some rays onManly’s soft sands or take a swim to cool off. Don't forget to always swimbetween the flags.

Take advantage of one of the great restaurants, pubs and barsalong the esplanade for a perfect finish to the day.

Top hotels in Manly

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
4.5 out of 5
55 North Steyne, Manly, NSW
£113
per night
7 Apr-8 Apr

With direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manly Wharf, Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Curl Curl Beach and Warringah Mall are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,842 reviews)

"Very nice stay and great listening to the sound of the waves!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
4 out of 5
1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, NSW
£79
per night
31 Mar-1 Apr

Offering direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is in the historical district, 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Manly Beach, and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Shelly Beach. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,206 reviews)

"The ghost tour was fun and informative. We found all the staff very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments
Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments
3 out of 5
54 North Steyne, Manly, NSW

Located in Manly, this beachfront motel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Manly Wharf, Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Curl Curl Beach and Warringah ...

4.1/5Very Good! (542 reviews)

"Location and ease of access to local attractions and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2020

Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments

Popular things to do in Manly

Shelly Beach
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Shelly Beach

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Shelly Beach, a popular beach in Manly. Stroll along the seaside in this family-friendly area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour National Park

Explore the great outdoors at Sydney Harbour National Park, a lovely green space in Manly. Discover the entertainment choices and shops in this walkable area.

The Corso
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The Corso

3/5(1 review)

You can find out about the history of Manly with a trip to The Corso. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Corso at Manly
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Corso at Manly

During your trip to Manly, you can enjoy retail therapy at Corso at Manly. Stroll along the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
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Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

Take the children to visit the sea life you'll find at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary during your visit to Manly. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

North Steyne Beach
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North Steyne Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at North Steyne Beach during your trip to Manly? Stroll along the seaside in this family-friendly area or visit its top-notch restaurants.

Top activities in Manly

Manly Snorkel, Walk & Talk Tour
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Manly Snorkel, Walk & Talk Tour

96% of travellers recommend
£36
Per adult
Manly Beach & Sunset Cruise
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Manly Beach & Sunset Cruise

£77
Per adult
Manly Beach Bicycle Ride - 1 Hour
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Manly Beach Bicycle Ride - 1 Hour

100% of travellers recommend
£8
Per adult
Manly - North Head Bicycle Ride - 2 Hour
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Manly - North Head Bicycle Ride - 2 Hour

£16
Per adult
Sydney Tower Buffet Lunch or Dinner
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Sydney Tower Buffet Lunch or Dinner

72% of travellers recommend
£31
Per adult
Aussie Breakfast on a Boat. Sydney Harbour - Child Friendly
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Aussie Breakfast on a Boat. Sydney Harbour - Child Friendly

£6
Per adult

Reviews of Manly

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5/5 - Excellent

Wil

1 Mar 2019

Great place for beach and easy ferry trip to Sydney central. Sea breeze especially good on hot days

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