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  • Address: The Corso, Sydney 2095, Australia
  • 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, Sydney, null
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Manly Self-Guided Bike Tour

Grab a bike and discover Manly's secluded coves, deserted beaches and breathtaking coastal views at your own pace on a self-guided bike tour. With over 12.5 ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $34.09
Sydney, Manly and Northern Beaches Morning Tour with Optional Harbour Lunch Cruise, Sydney, Bike & ... 
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Sydney, Manly and Northern Beaches Morning Tour with Optional Harbour Lunch Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

See Sydney's most famous icons in just one morning! Cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, for views of the world renowned Sydney Opera House at various vantage ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3.5-hours or 6-hours

From USD $53.46
Manly Snorkeling Tour and Nature Walk, Sydney, Lunch Cruises
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Manly Snorkeling Tour and Nature Walk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Enjoy a relaxed 2-hour snorkeling and walking tour at Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve in Manly, just a short hop from Sydney. This morning or afternoon tour ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.46
Manly and North Head Guided Coastal Walk, Sydney, Snorkeling
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Manly and North Head Guided Coastal Walk

Take a 4-hour coastal walking tour of Manly and Sydney Harbour National Park, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty on Sydney’s doorstep. A knowledgeable ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.46
Sydney Bike Tours, Sydney, Walking Tours
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Sydney Bike Tours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 79 Reviews

What could be more fun than touring the beautiful waterfront city of Sydney by bike? Your no-stress cycling tour takes you through Sydney's historic ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $76.70
Official 'Home and Away' Tour of Palm Beach, Sydney, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Official 'Home and Away' Tour of Palm Beach

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

Visit Sydney’s Palm Beach and see the outdoor filming locations made famous in the Australian TV show ‘Home and Away.’ You'll get the inside ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $76.70
Sydney Beer and Brewery Tour, Sydney, Movie & TV Tours
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Sydney Beer and Brewery Tour

Sample your way through Sydney's thriving craft beer scene with a guide who takes you behind the scenes at the city’s best local breweries. You get to taste ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $92.97
Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise, Sydney, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 213 Reviews

Discover Sydney and its surroundings on a full-day tour that combines a morning visit to Manly with an afternoon tour of downtown Sydney and a drive out to see ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.84
Sydney Harbour Kayak Tours, Sydney, Lunch Cruises
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Sydney Harbour Kayak Tours

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience Sydney Harbour from a unique perspective on a guided Sydney Harbour kayak tour. Explore Sydney’s magnificent harbor and enjoy the great, up-close ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $120.08
Sydney Beaches Tour by Helicopter, Sydney, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Sydney Beaches Tour by Helicopter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Take a 30-minute tour of Sydney's beaches by helicopter - an exhilarating way to experience this exhilarating city! You'll see Sydney from the best vantage ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $271.15

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