Experience The Best of Manly

Seven Miles from Sydney and a Thousand Miles From Care

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Bask beachside at Manly Pacific Hotel and enjoy front-row seats to the famous Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia. In collaboration with local brand, Seven Miles, we have curated our top 7 best experiences in Manly to tick off your list. Drawing on inspiration from the historical reference embedded in the phrase “Seven Miles from Sydney and a Thousand Miles From Care.” Rediscover Manly in all its splendor, such as the beautiful walks and whale watching to the pristine coastline surroundings. With only a short ferry ride to Sydney CBD, it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in a little luxury and enjoy a coastal escape like no other.

Coastal & Bush Walks
Wondering what the best hikes in Manly are? We’ve got you covered. Stop by our Beach Club to get a tailormade itinerary and experience manly trails and walks overlooking beautiful panoramas.

Is there a better way to discover the destination than immersing in its own Sanctuary? Spot many hidden beaches during the track, get a skyline view at the top and discover native flora on your journey.

Start your walk from Queenscliff Beach and walk along the coast all the way to Shelly Beach. A 3 km walk to soak in ocean views, keep fit and spot some dolphins and whales along the way!

Whale Watching
There is something magical about watching whales frolic in the ocean. We can recommend the perfect whale watching tour that departs right from Manly, so you get the chance to view the whales up close and personal. Be in awe as they play, jump and breach while they migrate between waters. A special moment as you experience the beautiful wildlife right here in Manly. Speak to our Beach Club team for more information and bookings.

From surfboards to bike tours, there is plenty to do around Manly if you’re an adventure seeker. Some of our favourite kid friendly suggestions below:

Manly surf school runs all year round, with kids programs and individual classes for those who want to reach the next level. Brace the cold and try your hand at surfing.

Swap your shoes for roller skates, and head next door to Henrietta Skate and rent roller skates or a skateboard as you zip down the bustling Manly Corso. They also offer skateboarding and roller skating classes for beginners.

Hit the tracks and wind your way down Manly Dam on a mountain bike. Enjoy a guided tour and expect a range of terrain as you admire the views of Manly Dam and Middle Harbour.

Manly Ferry
Hop on the Manly Ferry to the Circular Quay and explore the heart of Sydney. From The historic Rocks to Barangaroo and Darling Harbour, it’s all within an easy walk.

Held from the 24 May until 15 June 2024, The Vivid Festival of light, music, and ideas is returns to Sydney, with an easy short ferry ride to the city, enjoy the light installations, featuring live music, performances, talks, as well as an irresistible line-up of culinary events from world-class chefs and restaurants. There really is no festival quite like it!

Eat & Drink
Manly offers a diverse selection of lively restaurants and bars right at your doorstep to cosy into during the cooler months, be sure to tick these off your list.

Indulge in a carefully curated Seven Miles Coffee Degustation Menu in our beachfront restaurant, Bistro Manly, available on the last Thursday of every month from the 30th May. Click here for bookings and to view the menu.

Sip on a bold twist on the classic, Coffee Negroni. Infused with rich Seven Miles espresso notes into the timeless combination of gin, Campari, and vermouth, it’s the perfect way to end a night.