Built in 1978, The Coconut Palace is the official residence of the Philippine Vice President. The building is made from different types of local hardwood and coconut shells and shaped in an octagon, reportedly the shape of a coconut when served. The roof is shaped like a traditional Filipino hat. The Palace has several guest rooms including the Zamboanga, Bicol, Pangasinan and Pampanga.

While visiting Manila, consider exploring the extensive art collection contained within the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. The museum was established in 1976 to display foreign art but expanded in 1986 to include local artists. Today the museum is the country's primary gallery boasting permanent and temporary exhibits.

Opened in 1994, the Museo Pambata is a unique children's interactive museum that offers a great family excursion.

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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