One of the city's favourite tourist attractions is the Manila Ocean Park, an oceanarium that opened in 2008. This huge complex also contains a resort and hotel. A highlight of the Manila Ocean Park is the 25 metre underwater tunnel where you can get an intimate look at some of the 10,000 marine life species housed in the oceanarium. Visitors can also enjoy an indoor, glass bottom boat ride for a different perspective on the resident sea creatures. Manila Ocean Park is also famous for its shows, such as the Sea Lion Show and Day Fountain Show.

To get you in the mood for shopping in Manila, why not visit the Marikina Shoe Museum? Here you can marvel at the 749 pairs of shoes donated by the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, and her huge portrait that hangs over the collection. The museum also features a car in the shape of a high heel shoe and giant shoes in the nearby river.

Manila Airport (MNL)

Flights from Australia to Manila will disembark at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is the main airport serving Manila and its surrounding areas. Commonly referred to as Manila International, the airport is made up of four terminals and is a major hub for Cebu Pacific.

Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Book your Manila Airport accommodation.

Getting to Manila

There are several airlines that offer flights to Manila from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney or Melbourne take around eight hours. There are also flights that include a stopover in Taipei, Bangkok and Singapore. Flights from Perth via Sydney, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur take between 11 and 20 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Taipei, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur take between 15 and 20 hours depending on the stopover.

Airlines that fly to Manila

Airlines that offer cheap flights to Manila from Australia include:

For more on Manila holidays check out our Manila travel guide or view our range of Manila holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours or car hire.

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