Best Things To Do in Manly, Australia

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Manly.

Manly may not be as popular as other cities in Australia, but don’t let that fool you. Manly is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You can definitely plan a few hours of a side trip here while traveling to Sydney or Newcastle. You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Manly.

If you have plans to visit Australia and are not sure if Manly should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Manly and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Manly

Here is the list of things to do in Manly and tourist attractions in city.

  1. North Head Sanctuary

    Geological Formation, Wildlife Sanctuary , Observatory, Nature

    Address: North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales, Australia

    The North Head Sanctuary is a commendable conservatory where tourists encounter many forms of wildlife, beautiful flora and hanging swamps. It seems like it has been gifted by the nature for serenity. Long strolls through the bushes and the wildlife provide a memorable experience. This region is also a part of Sydney Coastal Walk and the tourist...Read more
  2. North Head

    View Point, Observatory, Nature

    Address: Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales, Australia

    The cliff tops of North Head give amazing views of the ocean, harbor and the Sydney skyline. There is a ferry ride that starts from the Circular Quay located on the northern-most edge of the harbor. The Hornby Lighthouse can also be seen from here. North Head provides boat diving sites that are exciting to watch. There is a lot to do here, such ...Read more
  3. Manly Quarantine Station

    Historical Site

    Address: 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW 2095

    Located on the north side of the Sydney Harbor, at North Head, are some building listed under the heritage of Manly. Earlier, these were operated as the Quatantine Station and now there are hotel complexes, conference center and a restaurant complex. It is part of the Sydney Harbor National Park and is rumored to be haunted by ghosts, as informe...Read more
  4. Manly Sea Life Sanctuary

    Aquarium, Entertainment, Water Sport

    Address: West Esplanade, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia

    The Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is a public aquarium and is popular among all tourists who visit here. They have sharks, giant stingrays, sea turtles and many marine animals that the visitors might have not even heard of. Visitors are also allowed to participate to swim with sharks in the ‘Shark Dive Xtreme’. There is a separate aquariu...Read more
  5. Manly Art Gallery And Museum

    Art Gallery, Museum, Outdoors, Specialty Museum

    Address: West Esplanade, Right on the Beach Next to the Aquarium, Manly, New South Wales 2093, Australia

    The first metropolitan based regional gallery to have been opened in New South Wales was the Manly Art Gallery and Museum, also called MAGAM. It exhibits an amazing collection of Australian ceramics and Antonio Dattilo Rubbo’s collections of 130 pieces of work. The beach culture of Manly has been exhibited from old times. There are over 60...Read more
  6. Norwegian Church In Sydney

    Church, Religious Site

    Address: 37 White Street, Balgowlah, Manly, New South Wales 2093, Australia

    Norwegian Seaman’s Mission Churches have branches all over the world. The one is Sydney was closed in 1970s but was reopened in 2004 because of a higher population of Norwegian students. The building called the Whitehall serves as a community center and a church. It was established in 1870 and used to be the former home of Australia’...Read more
  7. The Luggage Store Cafe And  Museum Image
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    Museum, Cafe, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Q Station, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales 2095, Australia

    The Luggage Store Cafe & Museum shows an exhibition about the former North Head Quarantine Station, for free. It is open on all 7 days and the experiences are amazing, some of which include the reconstruction of First and Third Class ship cabins from the RMS Niagara as well. The bookings are to be made from the information counter. There is ...Read more