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ManlySydney

This coastal suburb of Sydney is like something from a postcard, and a haven for surfers, swimmers and sunbakers. 

Sydney’s northern beaches are where the city goes to play. While each have their unique merits, Manly’s proximity to the city center and its excellent surf makes it one of the most popular beaches in the country. Boutique retailers, lively cafés and a range of al fresco dining options line the streets giving the area a vibrant atmosphere. The suburb of Manly is quintessentially Sydney: laid back, stylish and fun.

Arrive in Manly from Sydney’s center by catching the harbour ferry. More than just a form of transport, the half hour trip follows one of the most scenic routes across the harbour. Some of the city’s best photo opportunities are passed before you even get off the boat. Manly may be only a stone's throw from Australia’s biggest city, but you’ll feel relaxed immediately.

Hop off the ferry and explore Manly Cove, a small but picturesque inlet and beach on the calm waters of Sydney Harbour. Relax by the water, take a swim or grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants.

Follow The Corso through to the surf beach. This pedestrian mall is an excellent place to shop, eat or drink. Street performers and eccentric locals are frequent at The Corso and it has long been an excellent location for people-watching. The nearby Manly Art Gallery and Museum is a great destination for art lovers.

Once at the surf beach, learn to surf under the comforting gaze of Sydney’s world-famous lifeguards. A number of operators conduct lessons on the beach, and hire boards are available for the more experienced. While the weather remains mild year round, wetsuits are recommended for the winter months. In summer temperatures regularly rise well above 30 C (86 F) and sun protection is a must. Once you’ve "slip slop slapped", lay down your towel and catch some rays on Manly’s soft sands or take a swim to cool off. Don't forget to always swim between the flags.

Take advantage of one of the great restaurants, pubs and bars along the esplanade for a perfect finish to the day.


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Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
4.5 out of 5
55 North Steyne, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$279 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

With direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Manly Wharf, Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Curl Curl Beach and Sydney Harbour National ...

4/5Very Good! (977 reviews)

"Location is great - close to corso and plenty of good eateries. Disappointing to use the Covid excuse for not having mini bar facilities. Room decor and condition a bit tired and dated. Bathroom especially is very plain and old and worn. vanity is looking damaged with panelling swelling from water ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov. 2020

Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific
The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
4.5 out of 5
8-13 South Steyne, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$307 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

Nestled on the beach, this Manly hotel is just steps away from South Steyne Beach and Manly Beach. Fairy Bower Beach and Manly Wharf are also within 10 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (660 reviews)

"This is a lovely hotel and it is in an amazing location. We booked an ocean view room and were on the second floor. The views were obscured by trees and would have been better on a high floor. At check in one of our rooms was not ready. We were advised that Expedia had the wrong check in time of ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach
Quest Manly
Quest Manly
4 out of 5
54a West Esplanade, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$275 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

Located in Manly, this beach apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Manly Surf n Slide, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (355 reviews)

"The view was great and over all - nice and cosy..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2020

Quest Manly
The Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
The Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
22 Victoria Parade, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$110 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 Dec.

Located in Manly, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Manly Wharf and Curl Curl Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

3.6/5Good! (467 reviews)

"O you pay for a cheap hotel that is what you get , it is clean and all good"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

The Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
4 out of 5
1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$159 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.

With direct access to the beach, this Manly hotel is in the historical district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Sydney Harbour National Park, Manly Beach and Shelly ...

4.3/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Loved the quietness. Boiler house restaurant overpriced for the food served."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2020

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park
 Manly Designer Studio's
Manly Designer Studio's
3.5 out of 5
46 Malvern Avenue, Manly, NSW
The price is AU$129 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

Located in Manly, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Manly Beach, Curl Curl Beach and Shelly Beach. North Head Quarantine Station and Taronga Zoo ...

3.8/5Good! (80 reviews)

"Lovely hotel just back from the beach really recommend its got that old style feel and welcomed our dog. Had a room on the courtyard."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2020

Manly Designer Studio's
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