Manly is one of those beautiful places that seems to have everything: a carefree beach life vibe, family friendly attractions, sophisticated urban shopping and dining, and even eco spots and sanctuaries for nature lovers. Sounds lovely doesn’t it? But when you have a suburb named Manly in a continent that hosts some of the most dangerous creatures in the world, you know there’ll be some Ramboesque attractions there. If you’re looking for some fun with the boys, buckle up and put your game face on for these manly things to do in Manly, Sydney:

 Feeding Frenzy


Test your courage and dive in with the sharks and all the other water beasts in the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary.Get up close and personal as the professional staff tempts fate by hand-feeding sharks. Test if you have stoic manliness or paralyzing fear as a flurry of fish, stingrays, turtles, and sharks swoop around you to get their next catch. It’s going to be one of the most adrenaline-filled two and a half hours of your life.

Head out to the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary for the Shark Feed Xtreme. This one of a kind experience is only available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the morning. You can only go two at a time and medical conditions apply. For more information check out the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary website.

Need For Speed


Do you feel the need — a need for speed? Jump on board the fastest way to experience Sydney’s sea life with the Manly Ocean Adventures. Hang on tight as you kick off from Manly Wharf and speed off on a 900 horsepower speedster to the open ocean. Whether you want to go beach hopping or you want an up-close viewing of Sydney’s majestic whales, you’re going to love riding in this open adventure watercraft.

If you’re going whale watching, watch out for dolphins, sharks, seals, and penguins that pop out from time to time. Remember, if you don’t spot whales on your tour, you can go on another ride for free! For more information check out Manly Ocean Adventures website.

Brews With The Boys

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What’s more “manly” than beer? Don’t just pick up a 6 pack and leave! Get the full 4 Pines experience in their welcoming brewery. Imagine a fresh brew being made beside you, while chugging a few pints of your own, engorging in mouthwatering food, and listening to awesome live music. The venue is always buzzing with excitement, and the staff warm and inviting. Who knows, you might even get to try one of their seasonal specialty beers while you’re there!

Taste the flavours of locally handcrafted beer straight from the brewery! Don’t forget to bring a designated driver so no one drives under the influence! Your mate might say boo, but at least you’ll all be safe! Better yet (and if you have one) bring a friend who doesn’t drink. Just tempt him with a great meal and live entertainment. For more information check out 4 Pines Beer website.

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