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  • Address: The Corso
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

Straddling the peninsula of North Head on Sydney Harbour, the town of Manly is Sydney’s most popular seaside resort. It offers the best of both worlds, with calm harbor beaches on one side and wild ocean waves on the other.

Linking the two is The Corso, lined with cafes and restaurants. Along with swimming, surfing, wining and dining, Manly’s most popular attraction is of course Oceanworld, on Manly Cove Beach on the harbor side of the town. Sharks and rays swim overhead curving walkways, or you can don a wetsuit and go diving with these monsters of the deep (if you dare!).

Manly is surrounded by gorgeous beaches linked by scenic seaside walkways. Boating, kayaking, surfing and cycling are popular pastimes in summer, while winter is a good time to visit the historic former quarantine facility Q Station or take a North Harbour walk to Shelly Beach or The Spit.

Practical Info

Manly is on the northern side of Sydney Harbour, on North Head guarding the entrance to the harbor. Manly Cove is on the harbor, while North and South Steyne beaches are washed by the Pacific Ocean and lined by Norfolk pines.

Manly Cove is 7 nautical miles from Circular Quay by ferry, the time-honored and most fun method of travel. It’s 30 minutes one way by ferry and a speedy 15 minutes by Jetcat. To get here by car takes at least an hour from central Sydney, so ditch the car and take the ferry!

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Manly Self-Guided Bike Tour

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Duration: 1 day

From USD $31.71

Manly Snorkeling Tour and Nature Walk

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $46.84
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Manly and North Head Guided Coastal Walk

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 hours

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'Home and Away' Tour of Palm Beach

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Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

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Sydney Beer and Brewery Tour

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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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Duration: 9 hours

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Sydney Harbour Kayak Tours

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Sydney Beaches Tour by Helicopter

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