The Wintervention philosophy at The Sebel Manly Beach means taking the best of summer, combining it with a classic weekend escape out of the city and topping it off with the cosy ‘indoorsy-ness’ of winter-friendly accommodation. Manly Beach has all the elements of great NSW beach culture; from the just-caught freshness of their seafood cuisine to the endless options of outdoor activities, there’s never been a better season to get out and explore Manly.
What to do in Manly Beach this winter? Make the most of a Wintervention with these Top 5 Manly attractions:
1. BIKE TOURS
Don’t let winter be an excuse to skip a workout, keep things interesting with a change of scenery and a change of pace. A winter bike ride in Manly Beach is the best opportunity to explore the area and enjoy the stunning views. Whether sticking to one of the dedicated bike routes or venturing on to an off road trail, the more than 20 km of cycling paths are one of the best ways to discover secluded beaches and coves along the coastline.
Book your tour at http://www.manlybiketours.com.au/
Swap the winter blues for the big blue at one of the best places to snorkel in NSW. Manly’s Shelly Beach is listed as one of “Sydney’s top five snorkelling spots”. Discover the clear waters, excellent facilities and sheltered location that have earned Shelly Beach its reputation as a top snorkelling locale. As part of a protected marine reserve, this is the ideal place to explore what lives below sea level.
Plan your snorkelling adventure at https://www.timeout.com/sydney/sport-and-fitness/the-top-snorkelling-spots-in-sydney
If you don’t like the idea of freezing temperatures, you aren’t alone. Even though penguins are usually synonymous with icy-landscapes the little penguins at Penguin Cove in the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary also prefer things a little warmer. Each year between February to May this small protected colony of little penguins returns to the same spot to nest, breed and raise their young. Schedule a visit and say hello to Armani, Versace, Tyrion & all their friends.
Find out more at https://www.manlysealifesanctuary.com.au/our-animals/penguin-cove/
4. WINE & DINE (& BEER)
Manly has a great selection of places to eat and drink that make the most of the local ingredients, locally made beer, the best Australian wines and the picture perfect Manly Beach views.
Manly Wine is a contemporary dining venue and wine bar, located within The Sebel Manly Beach. Relax and enjoy alfresco dining in the winter sun with the stunning Manly Beach as a backdrop. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read more http://www.thesebelmanlybeach.com.au/dining-en.html
Hugos Manly is situated on Manly Wharf. Enjoy modern Italian cuisine and sip on innovative cocktails as you take in the incredible harbour views. Read more herehttp://hugos.com.au/
For beer-lovers you can’t go wrong at 4 Pines microbrewery in Manly. There is always a great choice of seasonal and specialty beers that are brewed on-site and the atmosphere is laid-back and welcoming.
Find out more here http://4pinesbeer.com.au/venues/manly/
5. WHALE WATCHING
Winter in Manly Beach offers the best chance of getting up close to these ocean giants. Book a place on-board one of the whale watching tour boats, head out past the spectacular 300ft high cliffs of Sydney Heads and look out for Southern Right whales and impressive Humpbacks. For more visithttp://www.whalewatchingsydney.net/
Whilst Manly is synonymous with summer sun, surf and sand, there are a multitude of things to see and do all year round.
Find out more about The Sebel Manly Beach Wintervention at http://www.thesebelmanlybeach.com.au/special-offers/wintervention-en.html