With its beautiful beaches and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, the suburb of Manly is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sydney. Most visitors enjoy sunbathing, surfing, and parasailing at Manly Beach, but you can also enjoy a little bit of local history and culture at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Travellers can enjoy an exhilarating whale watching cruise on Sydney Harbour, whilst summer visitors can indulge in “A Taste of Manly” at the local food and wine festival in June and autumn guests can listen to live music during the October jazz festival.
- Swim with sharks and view aquatic life such as giant stingrays, crocodiles, snakes, and sea turtles at Oceanworld Manly, which is part of the Sydney Aquarium.
- Shop in the mall, dine in the fine restaurants and cafes, and take a scenic stroll through the centre of Manly via The Corso, a pedestrian avenue stretching from the Sydney Harbour to the Tasman Sea.
- Enjoy dinner and a spooky ghost tour of The Quarantine Station, a section of historic buildings once used to protect the masses from plague, smallpox, and other infectious diseases.
The Sydney Airport is 33 kilometres from Manly via Metroad 10, and there is a ferry service from Manly Wharf to the mainland that takes about a half hour. The City Circle to Circular Quay commuter train line will take you from the city centre to Wharf 3, which is the stop for the famous scenic Manly Ferry. There are other privately run ferries that you can use as well. You can drive to the city using Pittwater Road or the Warringah Expressway. Manly town centre is very pedestrian and bike-friendly, but parking can be challenging.
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Manly Oceanside Accommodation Motel provides an array of rooms, suites and studio apartments for a comfy vacation stay in the quiet seaside suburb of Manly. From the northern Sydney hotel, tourists... More
Tourists seeking for a vibrant beach vacation in northern Sydney find suitable base at the comfortable and budget-friendly accommodations at Boardrider Backpackers & Budget Motel Manly. Travellers... More
Business and leisure travellers looking to take a break from the busy urban life find suitable base at the comfortable accommodations of Travelodge Manly Warringah. While in Manly, vacationers can... More
Nestled amidst the lush Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park Manly Hotel Manly makes for an idyllic retreat with chic accommodations and picturesque location in the outskirts of Sydney. This... More
The Sebel Manly Beach Sydney Hotel invites discerning travellers to a boutique beachside oasis while exploring the New South Wales capital. Tourists on a Sydney holiday can enjoy the sun, sand and... More
Holidaymakers looking for deluxe accommodations close to the beach find ideal base at Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific Hotel. Vacationers can frolic all day at Manly Beach just across the posh hotel or... More
Group travellers looking for value-for-money accommodations close to Collaroy Beach find ideal base at Sydney Beachouse YHA. Visitors at this Sydney hostel can try surfing at the waters close by or... More
Quest Manly creates a relaxing retreat for holidaymakers and vacationing couples through well-equipped and inviting accommodations ideally situated in the beautiful seaside suburb of Manly. Aside... More
Set in one of the Sydney's famous beachside suburb, served by wide variety of dining, entertainment and nightlife, Manly Beach House offers quality accommodation and is the perfect place to enjoy... More