Family activities in Manly

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Family activities, Manly Beach

Manly is the perfect Sydney beach for the whole family. There is sheltered swimming in a netted ocean pool, an aquarium filled with creatures of the deep, great fish and chips and plenty of ice-cream shops.

  • Harbour walk, Manly
  • Manly beach

Family Days Out in Manly

Manly is packed with family-friendly attractions suitable for kids of all ages with a great selection of playgrounds, parks and safe swimming areas.

Hire a bike at Manly Bike Tours and go for a cycle along the cycle-paths that run the length of the foreshore, through Queenscliff Park and alongside the lagoon.

Take the kids to Oceanworld Manly to marvel at turtles and tropical fish, then walk through the underwater shark tunnel and book the kids' into a guided Reef Snorkel.

Escape the midday sun at the string of cafes and restaurants that run along Manly's famous Corso and along the beachfront, most of which welcome families with a kids' menu and colouring books.

Follow the harbour foreshore along the Manly to Spit Bridge scenic walk, taking in majestic views of the harbour surrounded by Australian bushland.

The beach is patrolled by three surf lifesaving clubs so it's a great place to take the kids for a swim. Get the whole family surfing with a group lesson at Manly Surf School, which has been teaching kids to surf for over 20 years.

Popular Pages in Manly

  1. Fairy Bower Pool

    Fairy Bower Pool

    Located along Marine Parade is the lovely Fairy Bower Pool. It is triangular in shape and the sculptures that sit along the rock edge are known as 'The Sea Nymphs' or 'The Oceanides', were created by Helen Leete...

  2. Joel Coleman Gallery

    Joel Coleman Gallery

    Joel Coleman has built his life and reputation on the art of capturing moments of exquisite beauty and timeless emotion in the world around him. His award-winning photography has taken him across oceans and...

  3. Karens - Walking Tours

    Karens - Walking Tours

    Karen provides 60 minute guided walking tours of Manly. Packed with beautiful picture snapping opportunities and a variety of tours to choose from, this tour is the perfect way to experience Manly...

  4. Manly Beach

    Manly Beach

    In company with Bondi, Manly Beach is Sydney’s most iconic strip of sand, named by the State’s first governor Arthur Phillip in 1788 for the impression made on him by “the confidence and manly behaviour” of the area’s...

  5. Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

    Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

    Experience conservation in action at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary aquarium and learn more about our breed, rescue and protect program. We successfully breed some incredible local species, we are passionate about rescue,...

  6. Manly Surf School

    Manly Surf School

    Sydney Surf School and Manly Surf School are Sydney's largest surf schools, teaching surfing in Sydney for 17 years. Manly Surf School is Manly's only full-time surf school operating exclusively on Manly Beach and...

  7. Manly Whale Watching

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    Manly Whale Watching provides Sydney and Northern Beaches whale watching enthusiasts with the ultimate location to whale watch in Sydney. The Manly Whale Watching base is located only five to 15 minutes away from...

  8. SEA Australia

    SEA Australia

    Kids Academy of Surf (KAOS) is a Specialised Kids Surfing School that provides surf lessons for the whole family in a safe and educational environment. Manly Beach, Sydney .Australian Educational...

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