Travel Information

Getting to Sydney

Sydney is one of the largest cities in Australia. Several airlines offer direct flights to Sydney from Asia and North America. Most flights to Sydney from Europe require a stopover.

Getting to Manly from the Airport


Toll Road 30min

Non-Toll Road 55min

Public Transport:

Airport to Circular Quay by train (dark green line)

Circular Quay to Manly by ferry (light green line)

Total Time 60min

Getting to Manly from Sydney CBD

By Car / Taxi/Uber: 20-30min

By Public Transport: Ferry 20min (Circular Quay to Manly)

Mon-Fri: the ferry runs every 20min between 5.30am and midnight

Sat-Sun: the ferry runs every 20-30min between 6.30am and midnight

Getting to Manly Pacific Hotel from Manly Ferry Terminal

From Manly Ferry Terminal, cross the road at the traffic lights and head down the pedestrian mall (The Corso) for about 400m to the end where you will see Manly Beach. Turn left along the esplanade (North Steyne Road) for about 200m and you will see the Manly Pacific Hotel.

Visa Requirements

All non-Australian citizens require a visa to enter Australia (New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival). For information on visas to enter Australia and other travel advice, please seek the most up-to-date information from Australia’s official tourism website and the Australian Department of Home Affairs:

Australia has very strict biosecurity laws and requirements. Travellers are required to complete an ‘Incoming passenger card’ upon arrival in Australia. We suggest you take a pen with you on the plane. For further information:


We strongly recommend delegates stay at Manly for ease of attendance at UltraPath XXI, the EM Tutorial Day, Social Event and Gala Dinner. The venue for UltraPath XXI and the EM Tutorial Day is the Manly Pacific Hotel situated on Manly Beach…

View of Manly Pacific Hotel

Please note, we have NOT held any rooms in reserve at the Manly Pacific Hotel. Please book accommodation early because UltraPath XXI occurs during school holidays. Manly offers a wide range of accommodation including backpacker hostels, apartment hotels, and 3,4,& 5-star hotels. Of course, there is also a wide range of accommodation options in and around the Sydney CBD. Aside from the Manly Pacific Hotel, other accommodation options in Manly include…

The Sebel Manly Beach

Quest Manly

Manly Bunkhouse

Manly Paradise Motel & Apartments

Cecil Street B&B Manly

Stoke Beach House

Lotus Stay Manly

Hotel Steyne

Sandy Bottoms Guesthouse

Marine Parade

Boardrider Backpacker & Budget Hotel

Manly Beach House

Peppers Manly Beach

Drummond House Royal Far West

Surfside Getaway in the Heart of Manly

Beachfront Manly Apartment

Manly Waves Studios & Apartments

View of Manly, a beachside suburb of northern Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
Little Manly Beach is in the foreground, Manly Harbour & Manly Beach are in the background.

View of Manly Beach looking back towards Sydney Harbour.

Tourist Information

  • Any contactless credit/bank card (VISA/Master/AMEX) or Smartpay on mobile phone can be accepted on all transportation modes: train, bus, ferry, new light rail and metro systems with the same multi-trip discount applied. Alternatively, a local “Opal” transport card can be purchased in train stations or convenience stores.
  • Modern Australian cuisine is influenced by a fusion of Asian and European ideas, flavours and techniques. Sydney has an increasingly sophisticated dining and cafe culture. Cuisine is based on a wide variety of local fresh produce.
  • Manly Beach offers swimming, waterside eateries, local breweries and distilleries.
  • Manly’s scenic coastal trail is ideal for exploring by foot or bicycle.
  • Ride the Manly ferry to visit Sydney Harbour and other city attractions.
  • Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve is located at Manly.
  • St Patrick’s Seminary, used in the filming of The Great Gatsby (2013), is located at Manly.
  • Sydney’s historic Quarantine Station (Q Station) is located at Manly.

Take a short trip on the local bus from Manly Ferry Terminal to Q Station (pictured), Sydney’s former Quarantine Station. Enjoy the ambience on The Boilerhouse Terrace overlooking the beach, or relax on the lawns. Explore the museum and other historic buildings – you may even encounter the resident ghosts!


Australian Dollar (AUD)

Approximately as of 11/11/2023

  • $1 USD=$1.57 AUD
  • €1 Euro=$1.68 AUD


Australian electricity runs on 220-240 V and 50 Hz. Please ensure your electronics accept 220 – 240 volts. A power converter and/or voltage converter may be required for your electronic devices, for further advice:


Telstra, Vodafone and Optus are the largest telecommunications companies in Australia with wider network coverage. Some companies have stores at Sydney International Airport for tourist SIM card retail. Free Wifi is widely available at restaurants, hotels, eateries & shopping centres.


  • National code +61.
  • All Telstra phone booths can be used to call domestic landlines and mobile numbers free of charge.

Time Zone

Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)


Optional, not expected. Tips for exceptional service.

Emergency Services – Fire, Police, Ambulance

Dial 000 (Triple Zero). Triple Zero can be called even if you do not have network coverage.


All tap water is drinkable, unless otherwise stated.


In the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed from Europe and North America, so October is the middle of spring in Sydney. Sydney weather at this time of year is generally warm and sunny with 13 hours of daylight. The average daytime temperature is 22°C and the average minimum to maximum range is 13 – 23°C (55 – 74°F). The weather is ideal for sightseeing, outdoor activities, and water sports.


English is the official language in Australia.

Legal drinking age is 18 years.