Manly Beach is laidback in character and there is something for every type of beach lover in the area. Go snorkeling in Shelly Beach to meet and greet native marine life and enjoy a scenic bush and harbour foreshore walk. Tuck into some of your Aussie favourites at a beachside restaurant and watch life flow by at a leisurely pace. The best way to visit Manly from Big Hostel is to board one of the ferries that depart from Circular Quay. The ferry ride comes with glorious views of Sydney Harbour, The Opera House, Harbour Bridge and a number of harbour beaches. Ferry cost start from around AUD $8.
Fact – There are over 100 cafés, restaurants and pubs in Manly and about 200 shops
Distance from the Big Hostel on Elizabeth – 45 minutes by car/1 hour by train