- Friday, 24 August 2018 10:23
A vacation in Manly (one of Australia’s most popular destinations) doesn’t have to cost the earth. Here are our local suggestions to help you get the most out of your holiday budget!
Firstly, where to stay on a budget?
The Bunkhouse is located in a quiet beachside location – each room has its own bathroom. Private rooms are also equipped with mini fridge, kettle, tea/coffee, fresh linen and free WiFi. A private twin double room from $85 per night or shared bunkroom from $36 per night
The Royal Far West Accommodation @ Drummond House – literally just steps away from Manly’s iconic beach. The motel-style rooms have ensuite bathrooms, digital TV’s, fans, tea and coffee facilities and continental breakfast is included in the tariff. Starting from $120 twin-share per room per night, additional $10 per head up to a max of 6 people in room
Next, where to Eat on a budget?
Take a stroll down Market Lane where you’ll find the café’s that the locals frequent. OK, so there are no beach or harbour views but that means that the rents are lower and so are the prices! There are many different varieties of cuisine to be found where the diners practically rub shoulders and enjoy freshly prepared poke bowls, Japanese noodles, delicious dumplings, amazing croissants, Mexican burritos, Asian inspired salads or the local’s favourite – “Smashed Avocado”! Click HERE for our most recent guide to Cheap Eats in Manly.
Popular Watering Holes?
Yes, we have plenty of those – and if you start early many bars and restaurants offer happy hour deals starting at $5 beers/$10 cocktails or how about a $7 Aperol at ‘Cured’ in Market Lane? Click here to find the updated Happy Hour special’s list..
Free Activities in Manly?
You’ve come to the right place – we have National Parks where you can stroll or jog amongst the gum trees and feel as though you are a thousand miles from care. Take a dip in the ocean; catch a wave on the surf side or snorkel amongst the clear waters of Cabbage Tree Bay experiencing the delights of a tropical underworld, brilliant blue gropers and chameleon-style cuttlefish. Play beach volley-ball with a group of mates at North Steyne, or touch-footy at Queensie. Pack a picnic and go further afield to Manly Dam where you will feel as though you have really escaped the city life, look out for the rare black cockatoos which you will hear before you see.
The Best Beach in Australia (as voted by Trip Advisor 2018) doesn’t have to break the bank- bring your friends and family and treat yourself to a very special stay.
If you are looking for Sydney’s best bars and restaurants, then Manly Beach has you covered! From ocean sunrise breakfasts with coffee delights, to a smashed avocado for brunch, authentic mexican for lunch, sunset drinks and fresh seafood with harbour views - Manly beats Bondi hands down with over 150 venues to choose from.