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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.
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.
Sophie Tea Art

Sophie Tea Art

London's hottest new artist opens her first solo gallery in Manly. After breaking traditional gallery routes and making her name independently through social media alone, Sophie houses her highly demanded works in her bright pink gallery in central Manly. Celebrating femininity in a contemporary, abstract form, Tea's gallery is home to a collection of nude and heart paintings. Visitors can also be lucky enough to catch the artist in action as she doubles the space as a working studio. Sophie's gallery is only a five minute walk from Manly Wharf, two minute walk from Manly beach front and difficult to…
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 and underwater photography. More than 150 species of fish dwell in the reserve including iconic species such as blue groupers, giant cuttlefish, wobbygongs and a resident green turtle. Protected and threatened species also include weedy seadragons, seagrasses, elegant wrasse and grey nurse sharks. Fishing or collecting…
Manly Beach

Manly Beach

Manly Beach is one of Australia's most famous beaches, best known for being the beach where the world's first surfing contest was held in 1964. The iconic beach, a 1.5 kilometre stretch of golden sand, lined by magnificent Norfolk pines curves two kilometres from South Steyne to North Steyne and Queenscliff, where a submerged reef, or bombora creates waves prized by top surfers. It also caters for those wanting to learn to surf and most days you will see schools of surfers launching into the rips, paddling hard to get onto that elusive wave. Swimmers are, as always, advised to…
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 cafe along with two free electric 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.
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. **To keep visitors safe…
Queenscliff Beach

Queenscliff Beach

Queenscliff Beach is at the northern headland of Sydney’s famous Manly Beach and is famous amongst the Australian surf beaches for its "heavy" waves (bomboras) that break out at sea. 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. There is a 50 metre rock pool at the northern end of Queenscliff Beach, tucked up against the cliffs on the headland and a walk around the cliff edges, through the "worm tunnel" and on to the next beach, Freshwater Beach. This walk can only be completed…
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 (50 metre and 25 metre outdoor and 25 metre indoor pool which is ramp and hoist accessible) to offer hours of enjoyment for the whole family. All of the pools are heated to a comfortable temperature, making it a pleasure to take the kids swimming, even on a cold or wet day. In winter, however, the outdoor shaded toddlers pool is closed from June - September and the outdoor lap pools will close for July for scheduled maintenance. There is an indoor children's Water Play and Leisure…
Les Sculptures Refusées - Sculpture walk at Q Station

Les Sculptures Refusées - Sculpture walk at Q Station

Having long been a supporter of the arts, Q Station in Manly is thrilled to be the host of the inaugural Les Sculptures Refusées, an outdoor sculpture exhibition modelled on The Archibald Prize’s Salon de Refusés, which exhibits works which missed out on the Archibald and has attracted a cult-like following of its own. The open-air exhibition is an exciting new opportunity for the local community to experience creations by some of Australia’s best sculptors, with most situated by the property’s iconic Pier and Quarantine Beach. For a limited time Les Sculptures Refusées will be open to all with free…
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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