Manly: Gateway to the North­ern Beaches

A COS­MOPOLI­TAN SEA­SIDE VIL­LAGE

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Live like a lo­cal, ex­plore like a tourist with in­side in­for­ma­tion on all things Manly at the Book­ing & In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre. Hello Manly is a ‘one stop shop’ for vis­i­tors, trav­ellers and lo­cals look­ing for sou­venirs, event in­for­ma­tion, ac­tiv­i­ties, ac­com­mo­da­tion and tours for Manly and the sur­round­ing ar­eas. Pop in and say hello and let the crew do all the work for you! Or jump onto hel­lomanly.com.au and check out ev­ery­thing Aus­tralia’s pre­mier sea­side vil­lage has to of­fer! Visit Hello Manly for in­for­ma­tion, maps, brochures, book­ings, ac­com­mo­da­tion, sou­venirs, discounts, and free wifi. MANLY BEACH, SYD­NEY is the spir­i­tual birth­place of Aus­tralian surf­ing, where beach­side vil­lage and a cos­mopoli­tan hub col­lide. Less than 30 min­utes on-board the iconic Manly ferry from the CBD, it’s the per­fect back­drop of coastal beaches on one side of the penin­sula and serene sandy coves and in­lets on the other.

Manly’s con­cealed lo­ca­tion makes it one of Syd­ney’s hid­den gems, but the se­cret’s out with vis­i­tors flock­ing to en­joy over 200 stores, 150 cafés, bars, and restau­rants, 40 dif­fer­ent beaches and 30 out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. With end­less op­tions to es­cape or im­merse your­self in the crowds, en­joy the sim­ple plea­sures of this small, tran­quil town.

With the sun still shin­ing and the beaches less crowded, Manly is still a bustling beau­ti­ful place to get ac­tive. Time to get out­doors with fam­ily and friends and see all Manly has to of­fer by hir­ing a bike and tak­ing a scenic ride to North Head, rollerblade the beach front or snorkel the calm wa­ters of Shelly Beach. For those cooler days, stay cosy by tak­ing the kids to Manly’s SEA LIFE Sanc­tu­ary to dis­cover the lo­cal sea life of Manly. Go for a 30-minute stroll to warm you up with a Manly walk­ing tour from the In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre and get to know where the hid­den gems of Manly are and where the lo­cals go!

Call­ing all food lovers! Be spoiled for choice on where to stop and re­fuel with more than 150 delectable restau­rants and cafés of­fer­ing ev­ery­thing from fish and chips to gourmet meals, with both beach or har­bour views on of­fer. Take a stroll down se­cret laneways for hid­den small bars and funky eater­ies, or ex­plore open air mar­kets ev­ery week­end, on Syd­ney Road Plaza—just off The Corso. What­ever the crav­ing, you’ll find it in Manly.

Can you pic­ture it, yet? Glis­ten­ing sand, small har­bour, end­less beaches, and quaint town. From the en­chant­ing ferry ride, beau­ti­ful ocean and har­bour views to an ad­ven­ture filled day to ex­pe­ri­ence all Manly’s nat­u­ral beauty and sea­side charm. Es­cape re­al­ity and come visit this sandy wonderland.

WHAT’S ON IN JULY

■ Whale Watch­ing Sea­son: We are lucky enough to wit­ness the an­nual Whale Mi­gra­tion right here in Manly beach. Pay our team a visit at the Hello Manly Book­ing and In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre to book from a va­ri­ety of Whale Watch­ing cruises that depart from Manly Wharf and Cir­cu­lar Quay. ■ Hike up to North Head Sanc­tu­ary and check out the in­cred­i­ble views from Fair­fax Look­out Point. You might even be able to spot some whales! ■ Stay warm with some com­pany in front of a toasty fire­place at one of Manly’s cafes, restau­rants or bars. Our top picks for this chilly sea­son are The Her­ing Room, The Bavar­ian Cafe, Ho­tel Steyne, Ground Zero Cafe, The Boathouse White­wa­ter Res­tau­rant, and Manly Grill. See hel­lomanly.com.au for more!

Aerial of North Head and Syd­ney Har­bour Na­tional Park. Photo: Hamil­ton Lund/des­ti­na­tion NSW.

North Head look­out. Photo: Hamil­ton Lund/des­ti­na­tion NSW.

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