Manly: Gateway to the Northern Beaches
A COSMOPOLITAN SEASIDE VILLAGE
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.