- Make the most of your visit to Manly by scheduling the EcoTreasures Manly Snorkel and walk Tour: This eco-friendly tour allows you to explore the stunning underwater world of Cabbage Tree Bay, home to diverse marine life and vibrant coral reefs. Book your tour in advance to secure your spot and ensure you have an unforgettable snorkeling experience.
- Pack Sun Protection Essentials: Manly boasts a sunny climate, so pack sun protection essentials like Reef safe sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and a rash guard or wetsuit for snorkeling. Protecting your skin from the Australian sun is crucial to stay comfortable and avoid sunburn.
- Stay Active with Coastal Walks: Wear good walking shoes. Manly offers beautiful coastal walks with breathtaking views of the ocean and Sydney’s skyline. Don’t miss the North Head walk loop trail. It’s a great way to explore the area, get some exercise, and appreciate the natural beauty of Manly. You can start the North Head walk stop at Shelly Beach and join the manly snorkel tour, then continue on the hike around North Head.
- Explore Local Cuisine and Cafes: Manly has a vibrant food scene, with numerous cafes and restaurants offering fresh, locally sourced cuisine. For a quick bite, grab a croissant or sausage roll from a local bakery Rollers Bake House tucked away in back alley. For lunch Manly Sea Side Thai is great value and very yummy. If you want a longer sit down dining experience then Hugos and Queen Chow on Manly Wharf are really nice.
- Respect the Environment and Wildlife: Manly is known for its pristine beaches and natural beauty. When snorkeling and exploring the coastline, be sure to follow eco-friendly practices. Avoid touching or disturbing marine life, and never litter. Take your trash with you and use the provided bins to keep the area clean. Manly’s natural environment is a treasure worth preserving. Avoid single use plastics and bring you own drink bottle.
Damien – Ecotreasures chief experience designer