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'''Manly''' [http://www.ourmanly.com.au/] is a harbour- and ocean-side suburb and locality of [[Sydney]] and the southernmost of Sydney's [[Northern Beaches]].
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'''Manly''' [http://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-north/manly] is a harbour- and ocean-side suburb and locality of [[Sydney]] and the southernmost of Sydney's [[Northern Beaches]]. [http://www.sydney.com/destinations/sydney/sydney-north/northern-beaches]
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
 
''"Manly - Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care..."'' (slogan used in 1940 by the Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company to describe "Australia’s Premier Seaside Resort").
 
''"Manly - Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care..."'' (slogan used in 1940 by the Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company to describe "Australia’s Premier Seaside Resort").
  
Situated across the Harbour seven miles north-east of [[Sydney/City|Sydney City]] on the lower Northern Beaches, Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip after his encounter with the confident and manly Aboriginal people who lived on the peninsula.
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Situated across the Harbour 11 km (7 mi) north-east of [[Sydney/City|Sydney City]] on the lower Northern Beaches, Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip after his encounter with the confident and ''manly'' Aboriginal people who lived on the peninsula.
  
 
The main Manly shopping strip, the Corso, links the Harbour Beaches and the ferry wharf with the ocean surf beach. Manly is therefore the perfect destination to enjoy Sydney Harbour and the eighteen ocean beaches, coves and inlets used for swimming, sailing and surfing. Manly also has a huge range of shopping, dining and entertainment attractions to keep all ages and interests occupied.
 
The main Manly shopping strip, the Corso, links the Harbour Beaches and the ferry wharf with the ocean surf beach. Manly is therefore the perfect destination to enjoy Sydney Harbour and the eighteen ocean beaches, coves and inlets used for swimming, sailing and surfing. Manly also has a huge range of shopping, dining and entertainment attractions to keep all ages and interests occupied.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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===By commuter rail and bus===
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From [[Sydney/City|central Sydney]], board a commuter train on the Northern or North Shore Line from Central or Town Hall. Get off at North Sydney (second station past the Harbour Bridge) and change to any bus headed for Neutral Bay (175, 178, 184, 202, 203, 207-209, 227-230, 247). Once on Military Road (this is a street, not a stop, so watch out for street names), alight at the first stop and stay there. Hop on the first arriving 143 or 144 bus which will take you over Spit Bridge to Manly Wharf in 25 min. Total travel from the city centre is about 40 min.
  
 
===By ferry===
 
===By ferry===
  
The famous Manly Ferry [http://www.sydneyferries.info/timetables/manly-ferry.htm] crosses the Harbour between the City and Manly every 30 minutes. It is by far the most picturesque and relaxing way of getting to and from Manly: great harbour and city views and - in unsettled weather - a rollicking journey past the Heads! The journey takes around 30 minutes. Single fares are $6.40/$3.20, with no discount for a return tripConsider a daytripper or travelpass if you are using other public transport.
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From the city centre take a commuter train on the City Circle to Circular Quay. From Wharf 3 the Manly Ferry [http://www.sydneyferries.info/timetables/manly-ferry.htm] crosses the Harbour to Manly every 30 min. It is by far the most picturesque and relaxing way of getting to and from Manly. The ferry takes around 30 min and total travel time from the city centre is about 45 min. Single fares are $7.80/$3.30, and MyMulti 2 and above travelcards are fully valid. Note: MyMulti travelcards are not valid on ferries labelled "fast ferry" as those are operated by private companies and do NOT accept MyMulti travelcards, and you will end up having to pay a single fare at $9. During certain times of day one-way passes are sold on special for $5.50. However, the fast ferries do the trip in less than 20 minutes and have a licensed bar. A beer on the way to Manly is a nice way to travel!
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Bikes are permitted on the Manly ferry from the city at no charge, just wheel them onThere are a few different places to hire bikes in Manly and plenty of tracks to use once you get there.  
  
Ferries depart from from Wharf 3 at Circular Quay, with the ferry running from Circular Quay at 11:45PM and from Manly at 12:20AM.
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There are a few companies that offer Bike Tours and hire in Manly, that depart from the city.  
  
===By bike===
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* '''Sydney By Bike''' [http://www.sydneybybike.com.au],
Bikes are permitted on the Manly ferry from the city at no charge, just wheel them on. There are a few different places to hire bikes from in Manly and plenty of tracks to use once you get here.  
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* '''Sydney Bike Tours & Hire''' [http://www.sydneybiketours.com.au]
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* '''Bonza Bike Tours''' [http://www.bonzabiketours.com.au].  
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There are also bike tours provided locally.
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* '''Manly Bike Tours & Hire''' [http://www.manlybiketours.com.au]
  
There are a few companies that offer Bike Tours in Manly, that depart from the city. These include Sydney By Bike - [http://www.sydneybybike.com.au] [http://www.sydneybybike.com.au], www.sydneybiketours.net.au and  [http://www.bonzabiketours.com.au]. Locally there are bike tours provided by Manly Bike Tours[http://www.manlybiketours.com.au] or bike hire by Many Cycles [http://www.manlycycles.com.au/]
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* '''Many Cycles''' [http://www.manlycycles.com.au/]  
  
 
===By car===
 
===By car===
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From points further north, get on Pittwater Road and stay on it all the way to Manly. At Warringah Mall, Pittwater Road turns to the left which is clearly signposted.
 
From points further north, get on Pittwater Road and stay on it all the way to Manly. At Warringah Mall, Pittwater Road turns to the left which is clearly signposted.
  
From the [[Sydney/City Centre|City]], cross the Harbour Bridge, and take tine Manly exit from the Warringah Expressway, and follow the signs.
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From the [[Sydney/City Centre|City]], cross the Harbour Bridge, and take the Manly exit from the Warringah Expressway, and follow the signs.
  
Expect considerable congestion during peak times, including weekends. There are a number of parking stations in Manly.  Street parking is hard to come by, and impossible to find on a sunny summer weekend.
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Expect considerable congestion during peak times, including weekends. There are a number of parking stations in Manly.  Street parking is hard to come by, and impossible to find on a sunny summer weekend.
  
===By bus===
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To beat parking troubles consider carpooling. The owner of the Australian carpool site Jayride[http://www.jayride.com.au/browse/rides/au/nsw/manly/2095] Based in Manly and markets to the area heavily, so there are almost always carpools available from around Sydney.
 
 
* From beach suburbs further north, get on the 155 bus which begins in Mona Vale and goes all the way to Manly.
 
* If you're coming from [[Sydney/City|the city]] or parts of the lower north shore, jump on any bus headed to the Northern Beaches from Wynyard station (such as any number in between 184-190, including L buses), get off at Warringah Mall and then cross the road and switch to a Manly-bound bus (the 155 or others). However, if you're in the city, the ferry is by far the quickest and most scenic option.  Direct buses to Manly only run during the morning and afternoon peak on weekdays.
 
* From the [[Sydney/Lower North Shore|Lower North Shore]], catch the 140 (weekdays, PM peak hour only), 143 or 144 bus from St Leonards station or Crows Nest.
 
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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There are lots of bike tracks in the area.  See the bike hire places listed above.
 
There are lots of bike tracks in the area.  See the bike hire places listed above.
  
There is a "Hop Skip and Jump" Bus that is provided by the council. It runs from Manly to Balgowlah fairly regularly.
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There is a "Hop Skip and Jump" small community bus that is provided by the council. It runs from Manly to Balgowlah fairly regularly.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
  
* '''Oceanworld Manly''' [http://www.oceanworld.com.au], ''West Esplanade, ''+61 2'' 8251 7877, fax ''+61 2'' 9949 7950, mailto:[email protected], admission adults $16.50, children $8.50 (3-15 years), concession $12, family $39.90 (2A & 2C), Family $28 (1A & 2C). Open daily (except Xmas Day) 10AM - 5:30PM'' - Daily live shows and guided tours allow you to get up close and personal to dangerous, deadly and often misunderstood Australian creatures. You’ll see huge sharks, stingrays, snakes, spiders, crocodiles and much more. Phone ahead for presentation times. If you're coming from the Sydney ferry, turn left and walk along the esplanade from the ferry terminal to get to Oceanworld.
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* '''Oceanworld Manly''' [http://www.oceanworld.com.au], West Esplanade, +61 2 8251 7877, (fax: +61 2 9949 7950), {mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. Admission adults $16.50, children $8.50 (3-15 years), concession $12, family $39.90 (2A & 2C), family $28 (1A and 2C). Open daily (except Xmas Day) 10AM-5:30PM. Daily live shows and guided tours allow you to get up close and personal to dangerous, deadly and often misunderstood Australian creatures. You’ll see huge sharks, stingrays, snakes, spiders, crocodiles and much more. Phone ahead for presentation times. If you're coming from the Sydney ferry, turn left and walk along the esplanade from the ferry terminal to get to Oceanworld.
:*'''Shark Dive X-treme''', Oceanworld Manly, West Esplanade. tel ''+61'' 2 8251 7878, fax ''+61'' 2 9949 7950, email [email protected] [http://sharkdive.oceanworld.com.au/]. Shark Dive X-treme lets you dive in Oceanworld's aquarium with sharks. The aquarium time is 30 minutes. Shark Dive X-treme runs 3 times a day every day. Certified divers with recent logged dives can dive for $175: other certified divers do a scuba tune-up in addition for a total of $205. The program also accepts non-divers, who will do a pool skills session before diving. The introductory program costs $235.
 
  
* '''Manly Art Gallery and Museum''' [http://www.manlyweb.com.au/ManlyArtGallery], ''West Esplanade (next to Oceanworld), tel ''+61 2'' 9949 1776, fax ''+61 2'' 9948 6938, mailto:artgallery@manly.nsw.gov.au, open Tu-Su, 10AM-5PM, closed Mo, admission adults $3.50, concession / student / resident $1.10, children under 18 fre. The museum highlights the history of Manly with historical photos, swimming costumes and beach memorabilia.
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:*'''Shark Dive X-treme''', Oceanworld Manly, West Esplanade. ☎ +61 2 8251 7878, (fax:+61 2 9949 7950), [mailto:[email protected]  sharkdive@sydneyaquarium.com.au] [http://sharkdive.oceanworld.com.au/]. Shark Dive X-treme lets you dive in Oceanworld's aquarium with sharks. The aquarium time is 30 min. Shark Dive X-treme runs 3 times a day every day. Certified divers with recent logged dives can dive for $175. Other certified divers do a scuba tune-up in addition for a total of $205. The program also accepts non-divers, who will do a pool skills session before diving. The introductory program costs $235.
  
* '''The Quarantine Station''', ''Sydney Harbour National Park, Scenic Drive, North Head, tel ''+61 2'' 9247 5033 (bookings essential), Day Tour: 1:15PM Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun. Adult $11, Concession $7.70. (Catch bus 135 from Stand B at 1:08PM - to meet with tour time) 3 hour tour includes supper. Ghost Tour: 7:30PM (8PM during daylight savings) Wed $22, Fri - Sun $27.50. Kids Ghost Walk: 6PM (7PM during daylight savings) Fr $13.20, 2 hour tour'' - Wander through a maze of historic buildings and hear how Sydney was protected from diseases such as smallpox, bubonic plague, cholera and Spanish influenza. For the courageous, join the famous '''ghost walk''' conducted at night by kerosene lantern, followed by tea and damper to calm the nerves.
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* '''Manly Art Gallery and Museum''' [http://www.manlyweb.com.au/ManlyArtGallery] West Esplanade (next to Oceanworld), ☎ +61 2 9949 1776, (fax:+61 2 9948 6938), [mailto:[email protected]  [email protected]], open Tu-Su 10AM-5PM, admission adults $3.50, concession / student / local resident $1.10, children under 18 free. The museum highlights the history of Manly with historical photos, swimming costumes and beach memorabilia.
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* '''The Quarantine Station''', Sydney Harbour National Park, Scenic Drive, North Head. ☎ +61 2 9247 5033 (bookings essential). Day Tour: 1:15PM Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun. Adult $11, Concession $7.70. (Catch bus 135 from Stand B at 1:08PM - to meet with tour time) 3 hr tour includes supper. Ghost Tour: 7:30PM (8PM during daylight savings) Wed $22, F-Su $27.50. Kids Ghost Walk: 6PM (7PM during daylight savings) Fr $13.20, 2 hr tour. Wander through a maze of historic buildings and hear how Sydney was protected from diseases such as smallpox, bubonic plague, cholera and Spanish influenza. For the courageous, join the famous '''ghost walk''' conducted at night by kerosene lantern, followed by tea and damper to calm the nerves.
  
 
* '''The International College of Management''' (formerly St Patrick's seminary) is a beautiful building dominating the skyline of Manly.
 
* '''The International College of Management''' (formerly St Patrick's seminary) is a beautiful building dominating the skyline of Manly.
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==Do==
 
==Do==
  
* '''Swim''' or '''surf''' on Manly Ocean Beach, reached by walking up The Corso from the ferry wharf. Manly Beach is popular with both visitors and locals. Locker hire is available for storing your possessions. You can take surfboard riding lessons from '''Manly Surf School''' (North Steyne Road, tel +61 2 9977-6977).
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* '''Swim''' or '''surf''' on Manly Ocean Beach, reached by walking up The Corso from the ferry wharf. Manly Beach is popular with both visitors and locals. Locker hire is available for storing your possessions. You can take surfboard riding lessons from '''Manly Surf School''' (North Steyne Road, +61 2 9977-6977).
  
 
* '''Sea kayaking'''. Kayaks are available for hire from several places near the ferry wharf.
 
* '''Sea kayaking'''. Kayaks are available for hire from several places near the ferry wharf.
* Cruise through the air '''parasailing''' behind a speed boat. Parasailing available through '''Sydney Harbour Parasailing''' (Unit 203, 11 Wentworth Street, tel +61 2 9977-6781, [http://www.parasail.net/]) or '''Manly Parasailing''' (Shop 208, Manly Wharf, tel 0414 405 454).
 
  
*<do name="Sydney Ocean Adventures" alt="" address="Manly wharf, East Pier, East Esplanade" directions="Manly Boat & Kayak Centre" phone="1300374278" url="http://www.sydneyoceanadventures.com.au" hours="7 days " price="From $50" lat="33 48'01" long="151 17'07">Sydney's offshore adventure boat company.  Departing from Manly wharf daily.  Tours from 30mins to 1.5 hours experiencing the thrill and adventure of offshore powerboating.  Go swell riding and jumping,see the rugged 300ft cliffs of North Head, WWII gun emplacements and awesome marine wildlife (including whales during migration).</do>
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* Cruise through the air '''parasailing''' behind a speed boat.
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:*'''Sydney Harbour Parasailing''' Unit 203, 11 Wentworth Street, ☎ +61 2 9977-6781, [http://www.parasail.net/]
  
* <do name="Scuba Dive">Manly's Shelly Beach (very gentle surf entry, max depth 12 metres/40 feet) is often used for open water training dives, but is also a good night diving site. In addition, Manly is used as the launch for several boat operators.</do>
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:*'''Manly Parasailing''' Shop 208, Manly Wharf, ☎ +61 414 405 454.
  
:* <buy name="Dive Centre Manly" alt="" address="10 Belgrave St., Manly, NSW" directions="" phone="2 9977 4355" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.padi.com/" hours="" price="1 dive trips are $50 without gear hire, $70 with tank and weights and $90 with full gear hire. 2 dive trips are $90 without gear hire, $120 with tank and weights and $145 with full gear hire.">Dive Centre Manly offers boat divesPADI [http://www.padi.com/] dive certification is available: Open Water is $395 mid-week. </buy>
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*<do name="Sydney Ocean Adventures" alt="" address="Manly wharf, East Pier, East Esplanade" directions="Manly Boat & Kayak Centre" phone="1300 374278" url="http://www.sydneyoceanadventures.com.au" hours="7 days " price="From $50" lat="33 48'01" long="151 17'07">Sydney's offshore adventure boat company.  Departing from Manly wharf dailyTours from 30 min to 1.5 hr experiencing the thrill and adventure of offshore powerboating. Go swell riding and jumping,see the rugged 100 m (300 ft) cliffs of North Head, WWII gun emplacements and awesome marine wildlife (including whales during migration).</do>
  
:* '''Pro Dive Manly''', 169 Pittwater Road. tel 1800 820 820 (bookings, free call, within Australia only) or ''+61'' 2 9977 5966. fax ''+61'' 2 9976 5133. email [email protected] [http://www.prodive.com.au/] Pro Dive's boat ''Sealife V'' (carries 23 divers, equipped with marine toilet) conducts 2 dive day trips leaving Manly Wharf and Rose Bay wharf on weekends and most weekdays; trips are $119 weekends and $99 weekdays if you only hire tanks and weights, or $189 weekends and $149 weekdays with gear hire. PADI certification is available: Open Water from $425.  
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* <do name="Scuba Dive">Manly's Shelly Beach (very gentle surf entry, max depth 12 m (40 ft) is often used for open water training dives, but is also a good night diving site. In addition, Manly is used as the launch for several boat operators.</do>
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:* <buy name="Dive Centre Manly" alt="" address="10 Belgrave St., Manly, NSW" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977 4355" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.padi.com/" hours="" price="1 dive trips are $50 without gear hire, $70 with tank and weights and $90 with full gear hire. 2 dive trips are $90 without gear hire, $120 with tank and weights and $145 with full gear hire.">Dive Centre Manly offers boat dives.  PADI  dive certification is available: Open Water is $395 mid-week. </buy>
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:* '''Pro Dive Manly''', 169 Pittwater Road. 1800 820 820 (bookings, free call, within Australia only) or +61 2 9977 5966 ( fax:+61 2 9976 5133). [mailto:[email protected].au  [email protected]]. [http://www.prodive.com.au/] Pro Dive's boat ''Sealife V'' (carries 23 divers, equipped with marine toilet) conducts 2 dive day trips leaving Manly Wharf and Rose Bay wharf on weekends and most weekdays; trips are $119 weekends and $99 weekdays if you only hire tanks and weights, or $189 weekends and $149 weekdays with gear hire. PADI certification is available: Open Water from $425.  
  
 
* '''Sail''' on Sydney harbour, with Manly Yacht Club [http://www.myc.org.au] for twilight races and weekend club races.  Sail training available and casual crew welcome.
 
* '''Sail''' on Sydney harbour, with Manly Yacht Club [http://www.myc.org.au] for twilight races and weekend club races.  Sail training available and casual crew welcome.
  
 
===Events===
 
===Events===
*'''Manly International Jazz Festival''' [http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/minisites/main.asp?ms=27] - Held annually in the first week of October and running for three days of fantastic music.
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*'''Manly Food and Wine Festival''' ("A Taste of Manly") - Held each year in the first week of June, attracts some 30,000+ patrons who come to see and taste the exhibits in a great beachside setting.
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*'''Manly International Jazz Festival''' [http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/minisites/main.asp?ms=27] Held annually in the first week of October and running for three days of fantastic music.
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*'''Manly Food and Wine Festival''' ("A Taste of Manly") - Held each year in the first week of June, this event attracts some 30,000+ patrons who come to see and taste the exhibits in a great beachside setting.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
* '''Manly Corso''' is the mecca of manly. It features restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, bars and shopping outlets.
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* '''Manly Corso''' is the centre of Manly. It features restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, bars and shopping outlets.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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There are a choice of several restaurant and take-away strips in Manly.  The Corso runs between the wharf and the ocean, and there are restaurants along the Coroo, or just either side of it.  There is a selection at the ferry wharf area, and again along the ocean side.
 
There are a choice of several restaurant and take-away strips in Manly.  The Corso runs between the wharf and the ocean, and there are restaurants along the Coroo, or just either side of it.  There is a selection at the ferry wharf area, and again along the ocean side.
  
* <eat name="Beaches Pizzeria" alt="" address="22 Darley Rd" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977-0078" email="" fax="" url="http://www.beachespizza.com.au" hours="" price="Small pizzas $14", A good bottle of wine from around $20.>Usually busy Pizza Place, with a large wine selection. No BYO.</eat>
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* <eat name="Beaches Pizzeria" alt="" address="22 Darley Rd" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977-0078" email="" fax="" url="http://www.beachespizza.com.au" hours="" price="Small pizzas $14", A bottle of wine from around $20.>Usually busy pizza place, with a large wine selection. No BYO.</eat>
  
* <eat name="Le Kiosk Restaurant" alt="" address="1 Marina Parade" directions="Park the car in the car park on the hill above (includes one of the best cliff-top views of the area) or, from Manly itself, walk for 10 minutes past the Surf Life Saving Club at the south end of Manly Beach and continue around the cliff-base walkway to Shelly Beach." phone="'+61 2'' 9977 4122" email="" fax="" url="http://www.lekiosk.com.au/" hours="" price="">Housed in a converted sandstone cottage right on Manly's Shelly Beach, Le Kiosk serves fantastic seafood in incredibly atmospheric surroundings. </eat>
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* <eat name="Le Kiosk Restaurant" alt="" address="1 Marina Parade" directions="Park the car in the car park on the hill above (includes one of the best cliff-top views of the area) or, from Manly itself, walk for 10 min past the Surf Life Saving Club at the south end of Manly Beach and continue around the cliff-base walkway to Shelly Beach." phone="+61 2 9977 4122" email="" fax="" url="http://www.lekiosk.com.au/" hours="" price="">Housed in a converted sandstone cottage right on Manly's Shelly Beach, Le Kiosk serves seafood.</eat>
  
* <eat name="Manly Interpolitan Café" alt="" address="22 Darley Road" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977-8964" email="Breakfast menu approx $10 (continues until 6PM on weekends), lunches $15-$20" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""> A quiet cafe located a couple of blocks from The Corso. The café is small and the menu limited, but the staff are very friendly, and the menu makes up for its small size in quality. The warm lamb salad particularly recommended. </eat>
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* <eat name="Manly Interpolitan Café" alt="" address="22 Darley Road" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977-8964" email="Breakfast menu approx $10 (continues until 6PM on weekends), lunches $15-$20" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""> A quiet cafe located a couple of blocks from The Corso. The café is small and the menu limited and  includes a warm lamb salad, the staff are very friendly.</eat>
  
* <eat name="Ribs and Rumps Reataurant" alt="" address="35 South Steyne" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977-3476''" email="" fax="" url="http://www.ribsandrumps.com.au/" hours="" price="burgers less than $20, steaks range from $30-40">A South African-themed and based steakhouse serving everything that once grazed or swam, with a few locations in Sydney, as well as South Africa and Dubai. Good place to try kangaroo. Beware of ''The Challenge.''  Part of the restaurant overlooks the beach, but fills up quickly in the season. Dinner is on the pricier side.</eat>
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* <eat name="Ribs and Rumps Restaurant" alt="" address="35 South Steyne" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977-3476''" url="http://www.ribsandrumps.com.au/" hours="" price="burgers less than $20, steaks range from $30-40" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">A South African-themed and based steakhouse serving everything that once grazed or swam, with a few locations in Sydney, as well as South Africa and Dubai. Good place to try kangaroo. Beware of ''The Challenge.''  Part of the restaurant overlooks the beach, but fills up quickly in the season.</eat>
  
* <eat name="Whitewater Restaurant" alt="" address="35 South Steyne" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977-0322" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Ultra-trendy décor with fish and fusion fare, panoramic windows look across the road to Manly Beach, widely recommended.</eat>
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* <eat name="Whitewater Restaurant" alt="" address="35 South Steyne" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977-0322" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Ultra-trendy décor with fish and fusion menu, panoramic windows look across the road to Manly Beach.</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
* <drink name="4 Pines Brewing Company" address="45 East Esplanade">Four beer brews on premises. Food in the form of burgers, chips etc is available</drink>
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There are numerous pubs and clubs in Manly, including some of the Northern Beaches more notorious establishments:
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* '''The Steyne Hotel''' is popular with locals on Wednesdays (for Karaoke) and weekends
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* '''The New Brighton Hotel''' (Shark Bar) is frequented by late teens and 20s every weekend. Serves $5 cocktails all day, every day.
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* <drink name="4 Pines Brewing Company" address="45 East Esplanade">Four locally brewed beers on premises. Food in the form of burgers, chips etc is available.</drink>
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* '''Henry Afrikas''' is a pub with a night club down stairs and a function room upstairs which is very popular with the younger crowd
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* '''The Old Manly Boatshed''' is an underground drinking hole with frequent live bands
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* '''The Wharf Bar''' is a popular bar next to the wharf frequented by a mixed crowd
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* '''Charlie Bar''' is an annex off the Manly Pacific Hotel and popular on weekends
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* '''Shore Club''', yet another weekend location right across from the beach. Three levels of music and an open-air rooftop bar
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* '''Hugos Pizza Manly''' serves pizza and cocktails with a view of the bay from Manly wharf
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* '''Manly Wine Room by Gazebo''' is a funky place for a drink and some mussels and is situated at the south end directly across the road from Manly beach
  
 
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===Budget===
 
===Budget===
  
*'''Boardrider Backpacker'''[http://www.boardrider.com.au/], rear 63 The Corso, tel +61 2 9977-6077. Summer rates $28 dorm bed, $75 twin/double. With dormitory style accommodation or private rooms for the budget conscious traveler.
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*'''Boardrider Backpacker'''[http://www.boardrider.com.au/], rear 63 The Corso.  ☎ +61 2 9977-6077. Summer rates $28 dorm bed, $75 twin/double. With dormitory style accommodation or private rooms for the budget conscious traveler.
*'''Manly Backpackers'''[http://www.manlybackpackers.com.au/], corner of Belgrave and Raglan Streets (walk due north from the ferry terminal), tel +61 2 9977-3411, fax +61 2 9977-4379, mailto:[email protected], summer rates $26.50 dorm bed, $61.50 twin/double - Centrally-positioned and well-equipped, free internet access available.
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*'''Manly Backpackers'''[http://www.manlybackpackers.com.au/], corner of Belgrave and Raglan Streets (''Walk due north from the ferry terminal''), ☎  +61 2 9977-3411, (fax: +61 2 9977-4379), [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]], summer rates $26.50 dorm bed, $61.50 twin/double - Centrally positioned and well-equipped, free internet access available.
  
 
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* <sleep name="Steyne Hotel" url="http://www.steynehotel.com.au/" email="mailto:[email protected]" directions="corner of The Corso and N Steyne" phone="+61 2 9977-4977">Private rooms vary in price (from around $100pn), views and noise level. Most have a shared bath, some with a closet-type bath. Try to get one facing N Steyne (the beach) as the noise from the hotel bars can be a little rough.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Beaufort at the Beach" alt="" address="8 Quinton Rd, Manly NSW 2095" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977 2968" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.beaufort.com.au/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">A stylish suite in a heritage-listed house above Manly Beach.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Manly Beachside Apartments" alt="" address="29 Pittwater Road, Manly NSW 2095" directions="" phone="freecall: 1 800 662 500 " url="http://manlybeachsideapartments.com.au/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Clean comfortable, right by the beach in the heart of Manly.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Manly Paradise" address="54 North Steyne" phone="+61 2 9977 5799" email="[email protected]" fax="+61 2 9977 6848" url="http://www.manlyparadise.com.au/" price="From $110 to $330">Motel and serviced apartment beachfront accommodation.</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Steyne Hotel" url="http://www.steynehotel.com.au/" email="[email protected]" directions="corner of The Corso and N Steyne" phone="+61 2 9977 4977" price="Private rooms vary in price from around $100"> Price varies upon views and noise level. Most rooms have a shared bath, some with a closet-type bath. Try to get one facing North Steyne (the beach) as the noise from the hotel bars can be intrusive.</sleep>
  
 
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===Splurge===
*'''Manly Pacific'''[http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/fichehotel/gb/nov/5462/fiche_hotel.shtml], 55 North Steyne Road, tel +61 2 9977-7666, fax +61 2 9977-7822, mailto:[email protected] - Run by Novotel and located literally over the road from Manly Beach itself, the Manly Pacific offers great views and location. A favourite with international sporting teams visiting Sydney, such as the English rugby team, who stayed there during the lead-up to the semi-final and final of the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
 
  
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* '''Manly Pacific'''[http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/fichehotel/gb/nov/5462/fiche_hotel.shtml], 55 North Steyne Road. ☎ +61 2  9977 7666, (fax:+61 2 9977 7822), [mailto:h5462-re1@manlypacificsydney.com.au [email protected].com.au] Run by Novotel and located over the road from Manly Beach . Great views and location but is a favourite with international sporting teams visiting Sydney.
*'''Manly Waterside Holidays'''[http://www.manlyholidays.com.au/], Short Street, Manly, tel +61 2'' 9977 4459, mailto:stay@manlyholidays.com.au. From $120pn. Offering brilliant views while well priced at $200pn. They have huge harbour side apartments (with harbour side views) around $200pn.
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*'''Manly Paradise'''[http://www.manlyparadise.com.au/] 54 North Steyne, Manly, tel +61 2'' 9977 5799, mailto:[email protected] - Their two bed apartments facing the beach are located and priced comparable to Manly Pacific and Radisson rooms with a view, but bigger and with a huge patio-style balcony.
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* <sleep name="The Sebel Manly Beach" alt="" address="8 - 13 South Steyne" directions="" phone="+61 2 9977 8866" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.mirvachotels.com/sebel-manly-beach" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Hotel accommodation directly opposite Manly Beach.</sleep>
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Manly [11] is a harbour- and ocean-side suburb and locality of Sydney and the southernmost of Sydney's Northern Beaches. [12]

Understand[edit]

"Manly - Seven miles from Sydney and a thousand miles from care..." (slogan used in 1940 by the Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company to describe "Australia’s Premier Seaside Resort").

Situated across the Harbour 11 km (7 mi) north-east of Sydney City on the lower Northern Beaches, Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip after his encounter with the confident and manly Aboriginal people who lived on the peninsula.

The main Manly shopping strip, the Corso, links the Harbour Beaches and the ferry wharf with the ocean surf beach. Manly is therefore the perfect destination to enjoy Sydney Harbour and the eighteen ocean beaches, coves and inlets used for swimming, sailing and surfing. Manly also has a huge range of shopping, dining and entertainment attractions to keep all ages and interests occupied.

Get in[edit]

By commuter rail and bus[edit]

From central Sydney, board a commuter train on the Northern or North Shore Line from Central or Town Hall. Get off at North Sydney (second station past the Harbour Bridge) and change to any bus headed for Neutral Bay (175, 178, 184, 202, 203, 207-209, 227-230, 247). Once on Military Road (this is a street, not a stop, so watch out for street names), alight at the first stop and stay there. Hop on the first arriving 143 or 144 bus which will take you over Spit Bridge to Manly Wharf in 25 min. Total travel from the city centre is about 40 min.

By ferry[edit]

From the city centre take a commuter train on the City Circle to Circular Quay. From Wharf 3 the Manly Ferry [13] crosses the Harbour to Manly every 30 min. It is by far the most picturesque and relaxing way of getting to and from Manly. The ferry takes around 30 min and total travel time from the city centre is about 45 min. Single fares are $7.80/$3.30, and MyMulti 2 and above travelcards are fully valid. Note: MyMulti travelcards are not valid on ferries labelled "fast ferry" as those are operated by private companies and do NOT accept MyMulti travelcards, and you will end up having to pay a single fare at $9. During certain times of day one-way passes are sold on special for $5.50. However, the fast ferries do the trip in less than 20 minutes and have a licensed bar. A beer on the way to Manly is a nice way to travel!

By bike[edit]

Bikes are permitted on the Manly ferry from the city at no charge, just wheel them on. There are a few different places to hire bikes in Manly and plenty of tracks to use once you get there.

There are a few companies that offer Bike Tours and hire in Manly, that depart from the city.

  • Sydney By Bike [14],
  • Sydney Bike Tours & Hire [15]
  • Bonza Bike Tours [16].

There are also bike tours provided locally.

  • Manly Bike Tours & Hire [17]

By car[edit]

From points further north, get on Pittwater Road and stay on it all the way to Manly. At Warringah Mall, Pittwater Road turns to the left which is clearly signposted.

From the City, cross the Harbour Bridge, and take the Manly exit from the Warringah Expressway, and follow the signs.

Expect considerable congestion during peak times, including weekends. There are a number of parking stations in Manly. Street parking is hard to come by, and impossible to find on a sunny summer weekend.

To beat parking troubles consider carpooling. The owner of the Australian carpool site Jayride[19] Based in Manly and markets to the area heavily, so there are almost always carpools available from around Sydney.

Get around[edit]

The Manly centre is a relatively small area. You will have no problem walking to access all the beaches, the shops, oceanworld, the ferry and the restaurants.

If you want to get out to North Head or to see the attractions in the surrounding area, car, bus, bike or walking are options. There are some great coastal walks available.

There are lots of bike tracks in the area. See the bike hire places listed above.

There is a "Hop Skip and Jump" small community bus that is provided by the council. It runs from Manly to Balgowlah fairly regularly.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Oceanworld Manly [20], West Esplanade, ☎ +61 2 8251 7877, (fax: +61 2 9949 7950), {mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. Admission adults $16.50, children $8.50 (3-15 years), concession $12, family $39.90 (2A & 2C), family $28 (1A and 2C). Open daily (except Xmas Day) 10AM-5:30PM. Daily live shows and guided tours allow you to get up close and personal to dangerous, deadly and often misunderstood Australian creatures. You’ll see huge sharks, stingrays, snakes, spiders, crocodiles and much more. Phone ahead for presentation times. If you're coming from the Sydney ferry, turn left and walk along the esplanade from the ferry terminal to get to Oceanworld.
  • Shark Dive X-treme, Oceanworld Manly, West Esplanade. ☎ +61 2 8251 7878, (fax:+61 2 9949 7950), [email protected] [21]. Shark Dive X-treme lets you dive in Oceanworld's aquarium with sharks. The aquarium time is 30 min. Shark Dive X-treme runs 3 times a day every day. Certified divers with recent logged dives can dive for $175. Other certified divers do a scuba tune-up in addition for a total of $205. The program also accepts non-divers, who will do a pool skills session before diving. The introductory program costs $235.
  • Manly Art Gallery and Museum [22] West Esplanade (next to Oceanworld), ☎ +61 2 9949 1776, (fax:+61 2 9948 6938), [email protected], open Tu-Su 10AM-5PM, admission adults $3.50, concession / student / local resident $1.10, children under 18 free. The museum highlights the history of Manly with historical photos, swimming costumes and beach memorabilia.
  • The Quarantine Station, Sydney Harbour National Park, Scenic Drive, North Head. ☎ +61 2 9247 5033 (bookings essential). Day Tour: 1:15PM Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun. Adult $11, Concession $7.70. (Catch bus 135 from Stand B at 1:08PM - to meet with tour time) 3 hr tour includes supper. Ghost Tour: 7:30PM (8PM during daylight savings) Wed $22, F-Su $27.50. Kids Ghost Walk: 6PM (7PM during daylight savings) Fr $13.20, 2 hr tour. Wander through a maze of historic buildings and hear how Sydney was protected from diseases such as smallpox, bubonic plague, cholera and Spanish influenza. For the courageous, join the famous ghost walk conducted at night by kerosene lantern, followed by tea and damper to calm the nerves.
  • The International College of Management (formerly St Patrick's seminary) is a beautiful building dominating the skyline of Manly.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Swim or surf on Manly Ocean Beach, reached by walking up The Corso from the ferry wharf. Manly Beach is popular with both visitors and locals. Locker hire is available for storing your possessions. You can take surfboard riding lessons from Manly Surf School (North Steyne Road, ☎ +61 2 9977-6977).
  • Sea kayaking. Kayaks are available for hire from several places near the ferry wharf.
  • Cruise through the air parasailing behind a speed boat.
  • Sydney Harbour Parasailing Unit 203, 11 Wentworth Street, ☎ +61 2 9977-6781, [23]
  • Manly Parasailing Shop 208, Manly Wharf, ☎ +61 414 405 454.
  • Sydney Ocean Adventures, Manly wharf, East Pier, East Esplanade (Manly Boat & Kayak Centre), 1300 374278, [1]. 7 days. Sydney's offshore adventure boat company. Departing from Manly wharf daily. Tours from 30 min to 1.5 hr experiencing the thrill and adventure of offshore powerboating. Go swell riding and jumping,see the rugged 100 m (300 ft) cliffs of North Head, WWII gun emplacements and awesome marine wildlife (including whales during migration). From $50. (33 48'01,151 17'07) edit
  • Scuba Dive. Manly's Shelly Beach (very gentle surf entry, max depth 12 m (40 ft) is often used for open water training dives, but is also a good night diving site. In addition, Manly is used as the launch for several boat operators.  edit
  • Dive Centre Manly, 10 Belgrave St., Manly, NSW, +61 2 9977 4355 (), [2]. Dive Centre Manly offers boat dives. PADI dive certification is available: Open Water is $395 mid-week. 1 dive trips are $50 without gear hire, $70 with tank and weights and $90 with full gear hire. 2 dive trips are $90 without gear hire, $120 with tank and weights and $145 with full gear hire..  edit
  • Pro Dive Manly, 169 Pittwater Road. ☎ 1800 820 820 (bookings, free call, within Australia only) or ☎ +61 2 9977 5966 ( fax:+61 2 9976 5133). [email protected]. [24] Pro Dive's boat Sealife V (carries 23 divers, equipped with marine toilet) conducts 2 dive day trips leaving Manly Wharf and Rose Bay wharf on weekends and most weekdays; trips are $119 weekends and $99 weekdays if you only hire tanks and weights, or $189 weekends and $149 weekdays with gear hire. PADI certification is available: Open Water from $425.
  • Sail on Sydney harbour, with Manly Yacht Club [25] for twilight races and weekend club races. Sail training available and casual crew welcome.

Events[edit]

  • Manly International Jazz Festival [26] Held annually in the first week of October and running for three days of fantastic music.
  • Manly Food and Wine Festival ("A Taste of Manly") - Held each year in the first week of June, this event attracts some 30,000+ patrons who come to see and taste the exhibits in a great beachside setting.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Manly Corso is the centre of Manly. It features restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, bars and shopping outlets.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are a choice of several restaurant and take-away strips in Manly. The Corso runs between the wharf and the ocean, and there are restaurants along the Coroo, or just either side of it. There is a selection at the ferry wharf area, and again along the ocean side.

  • Beaches Pizzeria, 22 Darley Rd, +61 2 9977-0078, [3]. Usually busy pizza place, with a large wine selection. No BYO. "Small.  edit
  • Le Kiosk Restaurant, 1 Marina Parade (Park the car in the car park on the hill above (includes one of the best cliff-top views of the area) or, from Manly itself, walk for 10 min past the Surf Life Saving Club at the south end of Manly Beach and continue around the cliff-base walkway to Shelly Beach.), +61 2 9977 4122, [4]. Housed in a converted sandstone cottage right on Manly's Shelly Beach, Le Kiosk serves seafood.  edit
  • Ribs and Rumps Restaurant, 35 South Steyne, +61 2 9977-3476'', [5]. A South African-themed and based steakhouse serving everything that once grazed or swam, with a few locations in Sydney, as well as South Africa and Dubai. Good place to try kangaroo. Beware of The Challenge. Part of the restaurant overlooks the beach, but fills up quickly in the season. burgers less than $20, steaks range from $30-40.  edit
  • Whitewater Restaurant, 35 South Steyne, +61 2 9977-0322. Ultra-trendy décor with fish and fusion menu, panoramic windows look across the road to Manly Beach.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

There are numerous pubs and clubs in Manly, including some of the Northern Beaches more notorious establishments:

  • The Steyne Hotel is popular with locals on Wednesdays (for Karaoke) and weekends
  • The Ivanhoe is another favourite with locals
  • The New Brighton Hotel (Shark Bar) is frequented by late teens and 20s every weekend. Serves $5 cocktails all day, every day.
  • 4 Pines Brewing Company, 45 East Esplanade. Four locally brewed beers on premises. Food in the form of burgers, chips etc is available.  edit
  • Henry Afrikas is a pub with a night club down stairs and a function room upstairs which is very popular with the younger crowd
  • The Old Manly Boatshed is an underground drinking hole with frequent live bands
  • The Wharf Bar is a popular bar next to the wharf frequented by a mixed crowd
  • Charlie Bar is an annex off the Manly Pacific Hotel and popular on weekends
  • Shore Club, yet another weekend location right across from the beach. Three levels of music and an open-air rooftop bar
  • Hugos Pizza Manly serves pizza and cocktails with a view of the bay from Manly wharf
  • Manly Wine Room by Gazebo is a funky place for a drink and some mussels and is situated at the south end directly across the road from Manly beach

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Boardrider Backpacker[27], rear 63 The Corso. ☎ +61 2 9977-6077. Summer rates $28 dorm bed, $75 twin/double. With dormitory style accommodation or private rooms for the budget conscious traveler.
  • Manly Backpackers[28], corner of Belgrave and Raglan Streets (Walk due north from the ferry terminal), ☎ +61 2 9977-3411, (fax: +61 2 9977-4379), [email protected], summer rates $26.50 dorm bed, $61.50 twin/double - Centrally positioned and well-equipped, free internet access available.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Beaufort at the Beach, 8 Quinton Rd, Manly NSW 2095, +61 2 9977 2968 (), [6]. A stylish suite in a heritage-listed house above Manly Beach.  edit
  • Manly Beachside Apartments, 29 Pittwater Road, Manly NSW 2095, freecall: 1 800 662 500, [7]. Clean comfortable, right by the beach in the heart of Manly.  edit
  • Manly Paradise, 54 North Steyne, +61 2 9977 5799 (, fax: +61 2 9977 6848), [8]. Motel and serviced apartment beachfront accommodation. From $110 to $330.  edit
  • Steyne Hotel, (corner of The Corso and N Steyne), +61 2 9977 4977 (), [9]. Price varies upon views and noise level. Most rooms have a shared bath, some with a closet-type bath. Try to get one facing North Steyne (the beach) as the noise from the hotel bars can be intrusive. Private rooms vary in price from around $100.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Manly Pacific[29], 55 North Steyne Road. ☎ +61 2 9977 7666, (fax:+61 2 9977 7822), [email protected] Run by Novotel and located over the road from Manly Beach . Great views and location but is a favourite with international sporting teams visiting Sydney.
  • The Sebel Manly Beach, 8 - 13 South Steyne, +61 2 9977 8866 (), [10]. Hotel accommodation directly opposite Manly Beach.  edit

Contact[edit]


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