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Cabbage Tree Bay

Cabbage Tree Bay

Cabbage Tree Bay is an aquatic reserve that aims to protect marine life. It covers an area of approximately 20 hectares, from the southern end of Manly Beach, including the rocky shores and beaches, to the northern of Shelly Beach. Recreational activities are allowed in Cabbage Tree Bay such as swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, underwater photography and boating. Fishing or collecting any marine life is not permitted.
Fairy Bower Pool

Fairy Bower Pool

Located along Marine Parade is the lovely Fairy Bower Pool. It is triangular in shape and the sculptures that sit along the rock edge are known as 'The Sea Nymphs' or 'The Oceanides', were created by Helen Leete. Built by local residents in 1929, Fairy Bower rockpool is one of a number of historic pools cut and blasted along the New South Wales coast as saltwater bathing became popular. Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.
Joel Coleman Gallery

Joel Coleman Gallery

Joel Coleman has built his life and reputation on the art of capturing moments of exquisite beauty and timeless emotion in the world around him. His award-winning photography has taken him across oceans and continents as he continues to push the boundaries of his craft; dedicating himself to achieving levels of technical mastery enjoyed by few and striving to tell visual stories in a unique and powerful way. From photographing nature’s most elusive species at the ocean floor to documenting human interaction with the landscape through aerial photography, Joel’s approach stays true to his soul; that of an artist, conservationist,…
Manly Fresh Produce Markets

Manly Fresh Produce Markets

Located at Manly Plaza each week, this much-loved farmers market is a destination for locals, tourists, families, and Sunday brunch goers alike. All year round, fresh cut flowers and seasonal produce direct from farmers, lure visitors to the market that stretches along the plaza just off Sydney Road and Raglan Street, Manly. Swing by and stock your pantry with the incredible array of regionally grown produce, quality cheeses, olive oils, fresh flowers and so much more that are on offer every Sunday. Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date…
Manly Beach

Manly Beach

Manly Beach is one of Australia’s most famous beaches where the first world surfing contest was held in 1964. The south end of the beach is ideal for learners with its reliable sandbanks and easy spilling waves. Queenscliff Bommie, 1.5 kilometres away at the north end of the beach, can handle waves up to five metres on its day, but you need a large board and sometimes even a jet ski to tackle it. North Steyne Surf Club marks the middle of the beach and from here up to Queenscliff there are punchy barrels that are great for advanced surfers.…
Manly to Spit Bridge Scenic Walkway

Manly to Spit Bridge Scenic Walkway

The Manly Scenic Walkway offers the visitor access to some of Sydney Harbour's most stunning scenery and bushland. The track meanders around the harbour foreshore from The Spit Bridge via Dobroyd Head to Manly. The track is 10 kilometres in length and takes the average walker about three hours to complete. There are six major entry and exit points to the walkway. These are located at The Spit Bridge, Clontarf Reserve, Cutler Road Lookout, Tania Park (Crater Cove and Arabanoo Lookouts), Wellings Reserve and Manly Wharf. Maps are available from the Manly Visitor Information Centre located next to Manly Wharf,…
Shelly Beach: Manly

Shelly Beach: Manly

Shelly Beach is located in Manly and forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve which lies adjacent to North Head and Fairy Bower. With a maximum depth of approximately 12 metres, Shelly Beach has become popular with Scuba Divers and Snorkelers alike with a large variety of marine life which can viewed in relatively shallow water. Take a walk around the bush track which hugs the headland offering spectacular views of North Head and the Northern Beaches. Shelly Beach has showers, toilets and a kiosk along with two free electic barbeques, perfect for that family picnic. For…
Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Manly Art Gallery and Museum

The Manly Art Gallery and Museum is only a four minute walk from Manly Wharf. Opened in 1930 by Manly Council, it was the first metropolitan regional gallery in New South Wales. The gallery has become a popular destination for thousands of local, interstate and international visitors. The gallery is a hub of community activity, as they present workshops, recitals and performances. The museum is dedicated to preserving Manly's unique history as one of Australia's most loved beach resorts. Opened in 1982, it focuses on the history of Manly and the Northern Beaches. The particular emphasis is on beach culture…
Manly Surf n Slide

Manly Surf n Slide

Manly Surf n Slide is a dream location for outdoor water fun. An iconic outdoor playground like no other located in the heart of Manly. Visitors can stay active and slide away enjoying three waterslides, exceptional water views and an idyllic location situated a short stroll from Manly Ferry Wharf. As an added bonus, the water is heated. Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.
Beach Volleyball in Manly

Beach Volleyball in Manly

Get fit, have fun and meet friends! Are you looking to get your feet sandy? Do you want to learn beach volleyball or improve your skills? The beach is waiting for you! Train with them and learn the lifestyle of beach volleyball! Beach Volleyball is dedicated to expanding the love for beach volleyball around the Sydney area. Centrally based at the iconic Manly and Maroubra beaches, they are an open community welcoming all ages from local to international. They offer something for everybody. Their dedicated staff members - who represent the local and international beach volleyball community - can't wait…
Collins Flat Beach

Collins Flat Beach

With its scenic harbour views, Collins Flat Beach, just north of Sydney city and nestled between North Head and Little Manly Cove, is an idyllic spot for a romantic picnic. Whether you’re swimming in the calm waters or nibbling on gourmet snacks from a hamper for two, this hidden beach, with a breathtaking view across The Heads, feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. With Q Station just a short drive away, you could even end off your romantic day out with an overnight stay at this beautifully restored heritage accommodation.
Queenscliff Beach

Queenscliff Beach

Queenscliff is the northern headland of Sydney’s famous Manly Beach, possessed of an offshore “bommie” which can handle waves up to seven metres. In a mighty swell, this is where you’re likely to find some of Manly’s pro surfers being towed by jet-skis onto towering waves . About 200 metres south of the headland North Steyne Surf Club marks a series of reliable beach breaks for the rest of us mortals, turning into punchy barrels when the tide is low. Queenscliff is effectively the northern fringe of Manly, where Aussie surf culture is well represented by 10 surf gear outlets…
Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre

Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre

Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Aquatic Centre has a wide range of pool facilities to offer hours of enjoyment for the whole family. Choose from a variety of programs and activities including learn to swim for 6 months through to Adults, coaching, lap swimming, aqua aerobics and accessible access. For opening hours, prices and for further enquiries, please visit the website. Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.
Manly scenic walkway

Manly scenic walkway

What’s the prettiest way to get to Manly? Some say catching the Manly ferry, but those in the know will tell you otherwise – it’s the Manly scenic walkway. Beginning at Mosman’s Spit Bridge, this classic walk shows you some of the most picturesque parts of Sydney’s Middle and North Harbours and is part of Sydney's coastal walks. Follow the shoreline to Fisher Bay, Sandy Bay and Clontarf Beach then enter the Sydney Harbour National Park at Castle Rock. Make your way around Dobroyd Head and don't miss the Aboriginal rock engravings at Grotto Point or the amazing views from Arabanoo lookout. Pass by or…
North Head

North Head

The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, it’s a relaxing ferry ride from Circular Quay. One of those things to do when visiting Sydney, it’s near to Manly, and a great day trip for locals and tourists alike. If you’re feeling adventurous, North Head has some of Sydney's best boat diving sites and is especially popular for drift dives. Explore the remains of historic shipwrecks and perhaps glimpse common sea dragons…
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