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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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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise, Sydney, null
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Sydney Day Tour with Optional Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise

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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 $97.40
Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter, Sydney, Lunch Cruises
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Sydney Harbour Tour by Helicopter

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Fly over beautiful Sydney Harbour by helicopter for a bird's-eye view of Sydney. Your expert pilot will provide informative commentary on all the sites as you ...  Read more

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

From USD $171.42
Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane, Sydney, Helicopter Tours
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Sydney Northern Beaches Scenic Flight by Seaplane

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Treat yourself to the absolute highlights of Sydney's famous Northern Beaches on this 30-minute seaplane flight. Fly over Sydney's famous Northern Beaches all ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 30 minutes

From USD $229.86
Sydney Beaches Tour by Helicopter, Sydney, Air Tours
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Sydney Beaches Tour by Helicopter

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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 $272.71
Sydney City Private Tour, Sydney, Helicopter Tours
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Sydney City Private Tour

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Explore Sydney on a private tour and let your passionate Sydney local guide reveal the real Sydney. Your tour of Sydney and the surrounding suburbs can be ...  Read more

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

From USD $697.37
Private Sydney Northern Beaches and Manly Experience Tour, Sydney, Custom Private Tours
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Private Sydney Northern Beaches and Manly Experience Tour

Life's a beach! Internationally recognised for the exceptional beaches, surf culture, and microbreweries, Sydney is attracting attention from world-renowned ...  Read more

Location: Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.80
Sydney, Manly and Northern Beaches Morning Tour with Optional Harbour Lunch Cruise, Sydney, Private ... 
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Sydney, Manly and Northern Beaches Morning Tour with Optional Harbour Lunch Cruise

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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 $53.76
Manly Self-Guided Bike Tour, Sydney, Lunch Cruises
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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 $34.28
Sydney to Manly Walking Photography Tour, Sydney, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Sydney to Manly Walking Photography Tour

Join this small group photography walking tour and explore Sydney's iconic sea-side village of Manly, walk from the western harbor through to the stunning ...  Read more

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

From USD $115.32
Private Sydney City Sightseeing Day Tour Including Sydney Opera House and the Northern Beaches, ... 
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Private Sydney City Sightseeing Day Tour Including Sydney Opera House and the Northern Beaches

Explore the best Sydney has to offer on this full day private tour. Discover the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, the beaches, the cafes and the people. ...  Read more

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

From USD $662.30

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