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  • Manly Harbour Village
    8.410 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping, Outdoors, Landmark, Harbour or Marina
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  • Cabbage Tree Bay
    8.73 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
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  • Manly Wharf Hotel
    7.54 reviews
    Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Pub
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  • Collins Beach
    10.02 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports
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Boasting over 300 days of sun per year and temperatures that rarely get too hot or too cold, Sydney is a city with no bad time to visit. The biggest crowds come during summer (December - February), especially ... Read more
for the many big events that take place during the season (Harbour Day, Sydney Festival, Australia Day), so if you want to snag a deal and avoid the throngs of tourists, try to plan a trip for spring (September - November) or fall (March - May).

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  • 8.5
  • 8.1
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  • 7.9
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  • 6.8
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Foster City

Manly is a seaside town about 20 to 30 mins ferry ride from Sydney, with a great beach and lots of restaurants & shops.

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Manly may not be as famous as it's Eastern Suburbs cousin, Bondi, but this small beachside suburb is every bit as tranquil and picturesque. Perhaps my favourite thing about Manly is the way you get there, on the ferry from Circular Quay, this is an experience in itself! Once in manly there are plenty of lovely bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy as well as a lovely beach to while away the hours in the sun and surf. If you're feeling energetic, take a stroll up to the North Heads for some amazing views of Sydney and a peaceful relax in the nature reserve.

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The main beach of Sydney northern beaches, beautiful everywhere, on one side the beach and on the other the bay where is located their Wharf. If you go to Sydney you must explore Northern Beaches and this is the main spot. Love Manly.


Ferry ride to get to this little village with two lovely beaches and a prison on an island.

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New York City

Manly, one of Sydney's northern suburbs, is a great day trip. Ride the ferry across the harbor to enjoy the beaches, the bushwalks, the outdoor cafes, and the gorgeous views.

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San Diego

A pure walking town: you can spend a mere couple of hours here as a visitor, and be happy. Stroll along the main drag and pop into the many cafes, pubs, and shops, then culminate at the sprawling beach for a game of volleyball or footy with the locals. You can also attempt the long coastal hike that promises stunning views, or simply head back on the Manly Ferry (famous in its own right) for front-row views of the harbor back to Sydney.

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Lovely, just outside the busy Sydney centre. A 30 mins boat ride or bus ride gets you to a lovely town with great food and a wonderful beach! Well worth the trip!

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Manly, my home of choice at the moment. An awesome place to live or to spend some time. But be aware, it is an rather exclusive suburb from Sydney, and therefor quite expensive. But the big drawcard is that you have several beaches to choose from, surf at your doorstep, good snorkel and diving. Depending on the season there are quite a lot of tourists in Manly, especially in Dec/Jan. But there are always less known beaches to hide.

Make sure you walk to Shelly Beach to relax or peek over the cliffs at the carpark at the top. If it is too windy from the shore, go to the harbourside. Little Manly is small and less crowded, Collins Flat feels almost like you are out-of-town. Good places to enjoy the sunset, too.

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So pretty!

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Local from Sydney

Dolphin bay one of the gorgeous beaches on the manly to Shelly beach walk

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