PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Manly’s harmonious balance of carefree beach life and urban sophistication makes it one of Sydney’s most popular playgrounds. Whether you’re looking to surf, swim, shop, wine and dine, or even dive with sharks, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Manly. The ferry ride from Circular Quay to Manly is 30 minutes. You’ll find a range of places to stay to suit your budget in Manly.
Situated between a tranquil inner-harbour beach on one side and a popular surf beach on the other, Manly combines an easy-going beachside lifestyle with sophisticated dining and shopping. Take a ferry from Circular Quay across majestic Sydney Harbour to Manly.
When you hop off the ferry, the wharf is linked to the golden beach by the Manly Corso, and this buzzing pedestrian mall pulses with the sound of street performers. Wannabe musicians—particularly young local performers learning their craft—regularly draw big crowds of passers-by on their way to the beach, complementing the 200 retail stores, bars and eateries that line the Corso.
The Corso connects Manly Wharf to the famous surf beach . A delightful shopping area, the Corso offers an open space to walk to the tree-lined Steyne promenade, where there are picnic tables overlooking the beach. The area has fine cafés, restaurants and pubs that have great food and impeccable views.