Hello Manly is the official Booking & Information Centre for Manly. We are the go-to place for visitors, locals and travellers seeking any information on Manly and the Northern Beaches.
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Manly is one of the country’s most popular tourist locations. Known as the gateway to Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches, it provides a huge range of unique attractions and activities for all. Manly is only 15 minutes from Sydney CBD by ferry, making it the ideal location to see for a day, or to stay in whilst in Sydney! Manly is unlike any other place on earth. The ferries from Circular Quay bring astounding numbers of tourists to the Manly Wharf all day with ferries leaving hourly to and from the city. The view is amazing from both sides of the ferry – but on the starboard side – you’ll pass the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Woolloomooloo naval base, harbour islands, Rose Bay and Watson’s Bay, and then the two headlands which open the famous Sydney Harbour out onto the ocean. Yachts dash all year long, there are occasional cruise or naval ships, kayaks and speedboats. You’ll even pass some of the world’s most expensive real estate – those harbourfront properties with their own secluded beaches do not come cheap. Manly plays home one of the almost-extinct little fairy penguin colonies! Some of these small penguins live under the Manly Wharf and sometimes swim around Manly Cove!
Manly was designed after the city of Brighton in England by Henry Gilbert Smith. The streets are designed to look like the lanes of Brighton, which lead from the city centre to the sea. It is recognized for its boardwalk of pine trees, which were first planted by the early English settlers. On its own little peninsula, it’s bound by Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. Like most National Parks, Sydney Harbour National Park contains bushwalking and hiking trails, local wildlife and wonderful views. It sits on Sydney’s Harbour, offering the most picturesque strolls and the most stunning isolated swimming spots in Sydney. Manly’s Q Station is one of the largest attractions in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Check out the famous place by day or brave the eerie nightly ghost tours. Watch out for local animals. You can even stay overnight if you’re brave enough! Take a walk past South Steyne beach to Shelley Beach and back. There, you can swim or snorkel - you might see yellowtail, sting rays, Wobbegong sharks laying on the sandy bottom, turtles, occasional dolphins and even the rare humpback whale with her newborn calf. It is an astounding underwater kaleidoscope so close to a major city!
* Ever wanted to learn to surf ? There's no better place to jump on a board than on Manly's famous surf beach. Manly surf school operates everyday and their lessons cater for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. 2 hour group lessons start at $55 for kids. Tickets available from Hello Manly Booking and Information Centre