If you’re planning on visiting Sydney, you have plenty of activities on the board to keep you occupied. What are you going to do with your time? There is so much to see and do, it will certainly pay off if you plan a little. One thing you may want to do is spend a little time by the ocean, enjoying the beach and everything it offers.
Sydney has around 18 beaches to enjoy, and one of the most popular is Manly.
To get to Manly you can either take the bus or train, or you can do the most popular route and go by ferry. Once you arrive, you will see that again, there is more than enough to keep even the most fidgety of people occupied!
Manly accommodation is wide ranging, so you will need to think about this before you go, allowing you to find the best choice for your budget and needs. You could of course base yourself in the city centre and commute over to Manly when you want to, or you could do it the other way around – the choice is yours!
Manly is Sydney’s most southern beach, and during the summer months, between December and February, it is packed with visitors enjoying the weather and the chilled out vibe around the area. It’s not just about the beach however, as inviting as that is, as there are many Manly tours and activities to enjoy, such as visiting Oceanworld and diving with sharks at Shark Dive X-treme – do you dare? If you prefer to stay away from predators with many teeth however, how about stepping back in time and visiting Quarantine Station? Here you will find many historic buildings to explore and you can learn something whilst you’re there! Manly Art Gallery and Museum is also a great place to spend a few hours.
If you do want to be beside the seaside however, how about learning to surf? There is a large surf school here, or you can decide to sea kayak instead. If you want to head into the air, you can even parasail and check out the view from up above.
However you decide to spend your time when visiting Sydney, make sure you head over the water to Manly. Sydney might be a fast paced city, but it is so big that you never feel suffocated; the number of beaches around, including world famous Bondi Beach, probably contribute to the totally laid back feel to this large city, so make sure you experience a few.