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Take a break from the hectic season and make time to reconnect with your partner by splashing out on a romantic weekend away in Manly.

In Manly, you can experience the best of the natural world as well as enjoying sophisticated accommodation and fine dining. Stay at The Sebel Hotel in one of their stylishly furnished, deluxe rooms with stunning ocean views.

Make sure you check out the sunrise across the ocean, even if you open just one eye – it will be worth it!


Day 1

Weekend Getaway in Manly
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Begin the day with a delicious breakfast; it is hard to beat The Pantry, which is even closer to the sand than your hotel! The Pantry focuses on fresh, local and season produce, which you can enjoy whilst watching the early morning surfers catching the first waves of the day.

After breakfast, it’s time to join them! Why not try something new and take a private surf lesson for two with Manly Surf School. Their expert teachers will have you both riding the waves by the end of two hours.There will be spills, thrills and lots of laughs!

After an exhilarating morning, walk around the Wharf to Hugos, one of Manly’s most popular restaurants where you can chill out with a glass of vino and a delicious Italian seafood meal with incredible water views across Manly Cove. After lunch, you may wish to enjoy a relaxing massage, or invest in some retail therapy, exploring the boutiques hidden in the backstreets of Manly.

Romantic French dinner in Manly? Try Hemingways, a cosy and intimate restaurant where you can enjoy steak frites, crème brulee or maybe a simple French cheese platter. For other fantastic date ideas on the Northern Beaches, read our guide to best date ideas on the Northern Beaches.


Day 2

Weekend Getaway in Manly
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Start the day with a romantic ocean dip – it will always be refreshing and you will definitely be ready for the next adventure – “A Bicycle Built for Two”!  Rent a tandem bike from Manly Bike Hire and with the help of Purely Picnics, grab a deluxe grazing-style picnic and maybe a bottle of champagne. Cycle up to North Head, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Australian bush and then relax on the cliff tops with incredible views across the harbour to South Head.

If bike riding is not your thing – you could hire a double kayak and paddle across the water to an isolated beach. A bespoke picnic would be the perfect accompaniment!

There are so many different and very special places to visit when you are in Manly, but don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in this weekend, you will now have the perfect excuse for another Romantic Weekend Away.