A holiday to the scenic holiday resort of Manly is perfect to escape the daily grind of fast paced urban life. Surrounded by some of the most picturesque beaches of Sydney and easily accessible via the ferry service from Sydney harbour; Manly offers a holiday maker a heady mix of tranquility as well as city delights. Moreover, you can choose from a host of self catering apartments or holiday rentals to suit your budget and needs.
The long coastline that runs from Manly to Queenscliff Beach would prove to be a haven for any beach enthusiast. Beaches such as Fairy Beach and Shelly Beach are popular for paddling due to their rock pools. Top up your tan, enjoy a lazy beach holiday or indulge in some action packed adventure sports. The warm waters are perfect to enjoy a relaxing swim. Surfing and windsurfing are equally exhilarating. The numerous cycle trails are perfect to enjoy the coastal air and stunning scenery.
The proximity of Manly to Sydney offers you an excellent opportunity to discover the many iconic sights of Sydney by the waterways. What’s more, the Manly Ferry offers you vantage views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For those who want to take a closer look; embark on a climb to the summit of the Harbour Bridge. You can choose from different guided climbs of varying degrees of difficulty. The Oceanworld Manly Aquarium is famous for its wide variety of marine life and the Shark Dive Xtreme which gives a visitor the thrill of swimming with sharks. If adventure isn’t your cup of tea, then take a tour of the Opera House or indulge in retail therapy. To taste the local cuisine; head to Corso, well known for its outdoor dining and waterfront restaurants.
To enjoy a pleasant beach summer holiday, it’s best to visit between the months of December and March. This period is perhaps the warmest in the year with temperatures soaring to 26 degrees Celsius and bright sunshine. The temperature dips to about 17 degrees Celsius in the month of July. The region has an annual rainfall of about 1218 mm.
It couldn’t get any easier reaching your Manly holiday rental with the Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) Airport conveniently located 8km from the heart of Sydney and 30 Km from Manly. You can choose from a host of air operators such as Qantas, Virgin and Jetstar Airways to ensure you get some of the best deals on flights to the city. To reach Manly, you can either hire a car or take the City rail network. Alternatively, you can take the 30 minute Ferry Ride from Circular Quay to reach Manly.