Manly Beach

Manly Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

Manly and Shelly Beach Snorkeling Tour

1. Manly and Shelly Beach Snorkeling Tour

Get back to nature and snorkel with the marine life off the coast of Sydney on an advanced eco-tourism adventure in Manly. Benefit from the services of a local guide and explore in a small group for a more intimate and personalized experience. Hear what native creatures you need to keep a look out for, and learn more about the natural environment. Get interesting interpretations about the heritage and culture of Sydney on a nature walk with panoramic views of the Northern Beaches. Cool off in the clear waters of Shelly Beach. Be amazed by the diverse wildlife that lives in the sea grass meadows and rocky reefs of the protected Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve.

Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise Ferry Ticket

2. Sydney: Hop-on Hop-off Harbor Cruise Ferry Ticket

Get your keys to the city of Sydney with a 1 or 2-day pass for the Sydney Harbour hop-on-hop-off fleet. Cruises depart from Circular Quay and Darling Harbour and allow you the flexibility of visiting up to 8 famous harbor precincts or simply stay on board for a round trip.  • Darling Harbour: Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Wild Life Sydney Zoo, Madame Tussauds, National Maritime Museum, Explorer Bus, China Town, shopping, restaurants, bars, ICC Sydney, Barangaroo and more • Watsons Bay: Home of Doyles famous seafood restaurant and one of Sydney’s best waterfront pubs. Take a short stroll to Camp Cove, the Gap and historic South Head • Circular Quay: Sydney Opera House, the historic Rocks precinct, weekend markets, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbor Bridge pylon, restaurants, bars and the Explorer Bus • Taronga Zoo: Discover Australia’s amazing wildlife including koalas, platypus and kangaroos plus animals of the world. Park entry fees apply • Manly - A short walk to famous Manly surf beaches, ocean-front restaurants, bars and cafés

Manly: 4-Hour Double Kayak Hire for 2 People

3. Manly: 4-Hour Double Kayak Hire for 2 People

Explore the pristine waters of Manly Cove which are some of the most spectacular in North Harbour. Paddle past exclusive beaches and take in the stunning scenery. Try out kayaking which is a fantastic, fun, and relaxing activity even for beginners.  First, arrive at the kayak location in the heart of Manly, where you will be given an explanation of the area and fitted with a life jacket and paddle. Be shown the basics before you set off, the kayaks are stable and easy to steer. No prior kayak experience is needed.  Receive a map of the kayaking area of operation, and when you are ready, begin your kayaking adventure. Dry bags are supplied as well, so you can bring your own picnic, and enjoy lunch on one of the pristine beaches in the area.

Sydney: 2, 3 or 5-Day iVenture Unlimited Attractions Pass

4. Sydney: 2, 3 or 5-Day iVenture Unlimited Attractions Pass

Explore some of the finest attractions Sydney has to offer, unlocking the charms of the capital of New South Wales at your own pace. Choose from up to 30 museums, tours, and activities and discover them at your own pace with the Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass. The Sydney Unlimited Attractions Pass allows you to save up to 40 percent on several of the city's top attractions. Once your pass is activated, get an early start and indulge in a bevy of sightseeing tours, attractions, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters over the course of 2, 3 or 5 consecutive days. Included Attractions: • Sydney Opera House • The Rocks Walking Tour • Australian National Maritime Museum • Manly Bike Tours • Powerhouse Museum • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus • Bygone Beautys • Chinese Garden of Friendship • Featherdale Wildlife Park • Sydney Observatory Tour • Sydney Museum Pass • Oz Jet Boating Jet Boat Ride • Entermission Sydney • Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour • Surf Ski Paddle by Sydney Harbour • Virtual Room Sydney • VR Kingdom • Escape Hunt Sydney • Adventure Clues - Bloomin' Botanic Gardens Sydney • Adventure Clues - Unlock The Rocks • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Calmsley Hill City Farm • Sydney Archery at Bondi • Sydney's True Crime Tour • Adventure Clues - Bondi Beauty • Adventure Clues - X-Fierce Nights & Neon Lights

Sydney: Northern Beaches Brewery Tour and Tasting

5. Sydney: Northern Beaches Brewery Tour and Tasting

Start your local beer discovery with a stop at 4 Pines Keller Door in Manly. Here you'll get to learn about and taste their award-winning beers and see where beer on the beaches all started. The tours change depending on the day, but some of the Northern Beaches breweries usually visited are Nomad Brewing Co, 7th Day or the 4 Pines Truck Bar in Brookvale; and Modus Operandi Brewing Company in Mona Vale, where the team will take you through their brewery and the brewing process. Filled with knowledge, you can relax over some tasters and a delicious lunch at the brewery. The tour can drop you in Manly or Surry Hills, just let the guide know.

Sydney: 1 or 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hopper and Fast Ferry Pass

6. Sydney: 1 or 2 Day Sydney Harbour Hopper and Fast Ferry Pass

Explore all popular Sydney Harbour destinations with a convenient Harbour Hopper 1-day or 2-day pass. Take in the striking views of the city from a spacious ferry and get off whenever and wherever you wish to. Additionally, enjoy access to the Manly Beach and Manly-Watsons Bay fast ferry. Discover iconic attractions, hidden beaches, pristine bushlands, and botanic gardens with a hop-on hop-off transfer service between Darling Harbour, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo and Watsons Bay. And don't miss out on the vibrant Manly Beach, by taking the fast ferry from Circular Quay or Watsons Bay. Experience all the natural beauty of the harbor contrasting with the modern cityscape, such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and the elegant buildings of Darling Harbour. Take advantage of the flexible route and departure times to embark and disembark at your chosen locations.

Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

7. Sydney: Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park Tour

Enjoy a full-day trip to the most scenic part of Sydney on this fun-filled and unforgettable tour of the Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Relax on a scenic drive in an air-conditioned minivan to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. While there, bush walk to sacred rock engraving sites to learn about local Aboriginal culture. Enjoy stunning ocean views at Manly Beach, the Spit, West Head, Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Long Reef, North Head Palm Beach, Summer Bay and Palm Beach Lighthouse. Then travel to Narrabeen Beach, one of the best surfing spots in Sydney. Take advantage of the superb photo opportunities from Long Reef Headland, where you may even be lucky enough to see a whale. Then, escape the crowds and stroll the cliffs along the Curl Curl coastal walk. Stop to admire the spectacular views of Freshwater Beach, where you can learn about the origins of surfing in Australia. Sail past Sydney Harbour’s entrance between North and South Heads on the Manly ferry before enjoying views of the mighty Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House at the end of your tour!

Breathtaking Manly Beach Bicycle and Sunset Cruise Tour

8. Breathtaking Manly Beach Bicycle and Sunset Cruise Tour

Start your Manly Beach bicycle tour with stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline from the Sydney Harbour ferry. This scenic cruise will ensure you see the most spectacular views of the Harbour and Sydney Opera House. After the memorable ferry ride, you'll cycle along the world-famous Manly beach and venture out to the charming North Head. Take in the coastal cliffs with the city skyline in the background and perhaps catch a glimpse of Australia’s native penguins or migrating humpback whales. After the ride, we will conclude the tour by cruising back through the Harbour and enjoying the beautiful Sydney sunset as it fades beneath the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and city skyline. Whether you're visiting Sydney for the first time, have friends coming to town or are setting up a group activity, this cycling tour of Sydney is a perfect and unique way to explore the city. You can sit back and relax on one of our comfortable bicycles while our expert Bonza guides show you the way. We've carefully planned routes that ride in the street for a minimal amount of time and instead allow you to experience parks, harbor fronts, and sidewalks as much as possible. Our guides will give you great tips on what to do while in town, what's on, where to eat, and provide you with a very entertaining and informative experience. This ride is more suited to an intermediate fitness level due to a significant hill as we head out to North Head. The journey is worth it when you reach this picturesque area and the ride down is a blast.

iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

9. iVenture Sydney Attractions Flexi Pass

Treat yourself to a memorable stay in Sydney, admiring its glittering attractions and natural wonders with a convenient Flexi Attractions Pass. Check out 3, 5, or 7 sightseeing destinations during the course of 3 months. Your Sydney Flexi Attractions Pass allows you to save up to 50 percent on many of Sydney’s top museums, tours, and exhibits. Once your pass is activated, you are in no rush to visit your 3, 5, or 7 attractions. Indulge in enthralling sightseeing tours, cruises, watersports, and wildlife encounters with 3 full months of flexibility. Included Attractions: • Sydney Opera House • Australian National Maritime Museum • Manly Bike Tours • Powerhouse Museum • Blue Fish Restaurant • Blue Mountains Explorer Bus • Bygone Beautys • Chinese Garden of Friendship • Featherdale Wildlife Park • Sydney Observatory Tour • Sydney Museum Pass • Oz Jet Boating Jet Boat Ride (operates seasonally) • Whale Watching Cruise (Seasonal) • Escape Hunt Sydney • Virtual Room Sydney • VR Kingdom • Entermission Sydney • Calmsley Hill City Farm • Adventure Clues - Unlock the Rocks • Adventure Clues - Secret Sydney • Adventure Clues - Bloomin' Botanic Gardens • Sydney's True Crime Tour • Haunted Sydney Ghost Tour • Surf Ski Paddle by Sydney Harbour • Sydney Archery at Bondi • Virtual Room Sydney: Virtual Reality Escape Room • Adventure Clues - Bondi Beauty • Adventure Clues - X-Fierce Nights & Neon Lights

Sydney: Private Sydney City and Australian Wildlife Tour

10. Sydney: Private Sydney City and Australian Wildlife Tour

Enjoy a full day in Sydney discovering the city's iconic landmarks and scenic locations as well as a visit to Featherdale Wildlife Park. As a general itinerary, the tour begins with hotel/port pick-up before we make our way to Featherdale Wildlife Park. Australia is famous for its unique animals, marsupials and reptiles. Award-winning Featherdale Wildlife Park shelters a wide variety of indigenous fauna. On this guided tour through the park, you will have up-close interactions with a range of wallabies and kangaroos, marvel at the ultra-relaxed life of a koala and view the world's most poisonous snake. There are wombats, echidnas, penguins, dingos, cassowaries, emus, crocodiles, Tassie Devils and a huge kaleidoscope of bird species. From the wildlife park, we head either back to the eastern or north sides of the city. The eastern area includes Bondi, Tamarama & Bronte beaches as well as Watson's Bay, South Head and travelling through Vaucluse, Paddington and Hyde Park. Those who have visited the east will have an opportunity to discover the northern region of Sydney which includes Manly, North Head, Mosman and Balmoral Beach. We return to the city with visits to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Darling Harbour and photo opportunities of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Your local owner/operator guide will provide informative narration throughout the day offering a deeper understanding of Australia's Aboriginal heritage, colonial history & modern culture. Travel in comfort in a 15-seat Mercedes Benz vehicle.

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What people are saying about Manly Beach

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 419 reviews

Very hard to speak to service provider on the phone, but otherwise a very memorable experience, we have always wanted to go to summer bay and we were very happy with the tour guides

Sadly filming was not on this day but we did get and hour and a half with Ethan “Tane”. What an absolute amazing guy. Great day out and highly recommend.

What a fun experience! In a nice area with multiple little beaches to visit. The lady who runs it was super nice

Was great I would do again on a different day though Seeing the location meeting actor

Very nice way to see and connect with parts of Sydney.