Any plans for Australia day?  It is widely known that Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. It is celebrated annually on 26 January.  This day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip.  It is true that January is not here yet, but you need time to plan the perfect Australia Day.

Keep in mind that Sydney is the gateway to perfect cruising.  What about spending the Australia day on a harbour cruise?  Is there a more spectacular way of spending Australia Day?  We simply cannot think of a more interesting way of spending this special day.  This cruise is our surprise for you.  Manly Bunkhouse gives away a ticket for an amazing AUSTRALIA DAY CRUISE in Sydney Harbour.  If you want to win, post a photo on your best “AUSTRALIA DAY” theme to our Facebook page ( ). Don’t forget to tag Manly Bunkhouse!

Are you the first time in Australia?  You should know that Port Jackson, which embraces Sydney Harbour, is a beautiful natural harbour edged by sandy bluffs, cliff top houses, parkland, numerous coves and tributaries, the Taronga Zoo, the historic Rocks area, Kirribilli, the iconic Sydney Opera House and crossed by the world renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge.   If you want to visit the Harbour and you look for budget accommodation, accommodation Sydney Manly represents a smart option.  It is interesting to know that since1855, Manly Ferry is a “must do” for travelers, backpackers or international students and makes the 30 minute trip regularly, day and night.  Needless to say, there is also an express ferry that makes only 17 minutes.  It is great to know that Sydney Fast Ferries operates between Manly and Circular Quay from Monday through to Friday in the morning and returning to service in the afternoon. The journey takes approximately 15 – 30 minutes.  Manly Fast Ferry offers an hourly service through the day, to Manly, Monday to Friday, along with extra services on the weekend.

Do you really want to enjoy the harbour and visit its spectacular sights?  Do not hesitate then to take a cruise.  Cruises are available all over the year.  There are so many types of cruises:  cocktail cruises, lunch time cruises, dinner cruises, night cruises and sightseeing cruises.  Needless to say, there are also thematic cruises for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, etc.

Stay at a Manly hostel and take some time to visit also Sydney Harbour Islands – Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo!