Manly – 7 Miles from Sydney, 1000 Miles from Care

(157 reviews)
Manly, Sydney, Australia
45 mins

About the tour

Enjoy an introduction to Sydney’s beach-side culture, with a dash of Australian history, on a walk through Manly. We’ll start at the ferry wharf, just as visitors have been doing since the 19th century. You’ll learn a bit about Aboriginal history, the arrival of the British, and some important moments in the Australian story while getting a feel of this iconic beach-side neighbourhood. We’ll see surfers and swimmers, coffee drinkers and pub goers, as well as Surf Life Savers patrolling world famous Manly Beach. I’ll even hush for a while so you can enjoy the South Pacific surf crashing on the shore ;-)

Meet your local guide


Elizabeth is an American by birth, Australian by choice. She is a happy immigrant and resident of Sydney for nearly 21 years. Having been fascinated with Australia since she was 12, Elizabeth found that when she arrived in Sydney in 2000, she already knew more about her new home than many of the Australians she met. She finally put all that knowledge to work as a tour guide in 2019 – just in time to really fall in love with it before Covid hit. From the iconic sights that always take her breath away no matter how many times she’s seen them, like the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the little-known but beautiful corners of the city, Elizabeth loves exploring Sydney and showing it off to friends and guests. She lives in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches. She’s been very slowly blogging her way through all 84 of Sydney’s beaches and is working on a travel memoir about riding her bicycle around Europe.

Elizabeth has been guiding since Jun 2019

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Sydney with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Sydney. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Christina (NYC) 🍎🏙 M.

02 March 2021

Wonderful Tour

Nancie G.

02 March 2021

wonderful tour

Peggy M.

02 March 2021

Thanks for braving the rain for our tour. Much appreciated ! Australia has a fascinating history and you presented it in a warm and interesting manner. Looking forward to touring with you in the future 😊

Leon C and Lois P.

02 March 2021

Elizabeth was undaunted in braving the elements (heavy rain) and carry on with an interesting tour.

Shirley D.

02 March 2021

Would like to be on beach too.

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