We LOVE the School Holidays & we’ve made a list of all of our favourite things to do around town over the Christmas & New Year break! Pack up the kids and bring em down to Manly, you won’t regret it!
Manly Fast or Slowish Ferry!
Sydney’s most affordable cruises! Hop on at Circular Quay and cruise past the heads to our home in the amazing Northern Beaches! If you are already this side of town why not do a round trip!? It’s worth it just to see the amazing Sydney Harbour!
Manly Sea Life Sanctuary
The beloved Sea Life Sanctuary is set to close in the next few weeks. Don’t miss out on wandering through amazing shark harbour or visiting the penguin cove enclosure! A great first stop when arriving in Manly!
Santa is visiting The Ivanhoe Saturday & Sunday 16th-17th + 23nd -24rd at 1pm. Bring the little ones down to meet the Jolly old fellow! Plenty of photo opportunities and high fives to be had!
Is an all time favourite of ours! Skate HQ has been providing scooters, skates, blades & skateboards since the early 90’s and it’s still on our top things to do in town! Go see the fella’s and they’ll hook you up with some wheels for the day!
If skates aren’t your thing..
Manly Bike Tours
Located just a minute walk from the wharf, pick up two wheels from Manly Bike Tours! One of our favourite ways to get around town.
Milkshakes & Smoothies at The Ivanhoe
Need to refuel? We’ve got all the delicious food, as well as a huge range of milkshakes & smoothies! The mango smoothie & salted caramel shake are ones not to look over! We’ve also got free activity packs for the kidlets!
Manly Kayak Centre
If water sports are more your thing then pop over to the wharf and see the team at the Kayak Center. SUPs & Kayaks are available to hire every day! What better way to see beautiful Manly Cove than by water! An absolutely delicious way to spend an afternoon in Manly!
Fish and Chips!
You can’t visit Manly and not treat yourself to fish & chips! Dine in at The Ivanhoe & enjoy with a delicious craft beer or order take away and make your way down to the beach front…just beware of the hungry gulls, they aren’t shy!
Manly Surf School
Learn to Surf! What better way could there be to spend your summer?! You’ll spot the MSS crew down at North Steyne! Go get stoked on surfing!
Insta – @manlysurfschool
Hire an umbrella at Manly Beach!
You can’t miss them, they are big, white & blue! Why not laze the day away at the beach… under the comfort of a brolly 🙂
New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Manly Cove
Pop down to The Ivanhoe for a bite to eat and a bubbly (for yourself of course) then head down to Manly Cove (the ferry wharf) for a fireworks display at 9pm! It’s free and lots of fun!
Weekends really are a great time to come down to hang out in Manly. The amazing markets on Sydney Rd have something for everyone! From tasty Jerky to dream catchers, jewelry, party shirts, candles & a range of other delights! You won’t go home empty handed.
Manly Info Centre
Need more info, directions, some amazing Manly merchandise?! Pop in and see the friendly crew at the Manly info centre. Located directly before you enter Manly Wharf.
We hope you have a fantastic Christmas and New Year! If you get lost, hungry or thirsty pop into The Ivanhoe & we will be happy to point you in the right direction!
Hope to see you in sunny Manly soon!