Discover Manly

A peninsula, bound by ocean on three sides, Manly is home to a collection on no less than of 18 beaches, coves and inlets.

The 30 minutes journey showcases stunning views of Sydney Harbour, highlighting world-famous attractions like the Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Luna Park and national park lands.

Located just 15 kilometres north of Sydney’s CBD, Manly has long been considered Australia’s favourite seaside resorta scenic suburb that enjoys near-perfect year-round weather and bustles with activity.

A peninsula, bound by ocean on three sides, Manly is home to a collection on no less than of 18 beaches, coves and inlets. To residents, the ocean is not just a pretty sight, but a local lifestyle.

White sandy beaches like Fairy Bower and Shelly Beach are popular hotspots for family. Rockpools keep inquisitive children entertained. Manly-Freshwater World Surfing Reserve’s beach and point breaks provide training grounds for world-class surfers. While adventure seekers try their hand at watersports like kayaking, sailing, stand up paddle boarding and kite-surfing.

The area’s love of all things marine-related is also proudly displayed at Manly Sea Life Sanctuary (formerly Oceanworld). A public attraction situated near Manly Wharf, the aquarium is home to giant stingrays, sea turtles and penguins, and offers guests the opportunity to swim with sharks.

After a day of sun-kissed water activities, Manly’s famous oceanfront promenade, The Corso beckons locals and visitors alike.

The narrow strip of land located between the harbour and the ocean, The Corso is known locally as ‘the Village’a pedestrian plaza that buzzes from morning to night with lively cafes, restaurants, boutiques and bars.

A relaxed beachside suburb that oozes cosmopolitan appeal, situated just minutes from Australia’s largest and most famous city, Manly is a vibrant and impressive holiday destination.

Plan Your Manly Holiday 

  • Flights to Sydney: Virgin Australia operates flights to Sydney daily, direct from all capital cities and major regional ports.
  • Sydney Holiday Packages: Plan your holiday with expert help, Virgin Australia Holidays offers a range of great Sydney holiday packages.
  • Sydney Hotels: Establish a great base from which to experience all the action of Sydney. Select from a wide choice of hotels deals from Agoda.
  • Sydney Car Hire: Discover the best of Sydney. Book a car for pick up at Sydney Airport, and receive great rates from our car hire partners. 


Words by Alice Nash - Published 1 April 2013
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 4.3 million
Area 4,000 km²
Time Zone GMT +10
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 - 240v 50Hz
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