Sydney`s Northern Beaches

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Sydney`s Northern Beaches
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manly beach, sydney, australia
welcome to manly
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Manly is one of Australia’s most loved, most
frequently visited and most scenic sea-side
tourist destinations.
4 > about Manly
5 > helpful information
6 > getting here / around
12 > what’s on
14 > what to do
29 > eating out / going out
56 > shopping / surfing
67 > surf history
70 > beach safety
71 >accommodation
82 >northern beaches
89 >walking guide / maps
96>sudoku
98 > discount coupons
99 > centre map
World famous for our rolling Pacific beach
and stunning harbour views, Manly offers
a wide variety of other incomparable, exciting
attractions and activities for people of all
ages. It is home to the Manly Freshwater
World Surfing Reserve and hosts the Hurley
Australian Open of Surfing.
Whether this is your first time to Manly,
or you are a regular visitor here, or if you live
in Manly, this guide will have information of
interest that will help ensure you enjoy your
time in Manly to the fullest.
As a life-long resident, Manly has been a
wonderful place to live and raise a family and
I sincerely encourage you to take advantage
of the many distinctive and enjoyable
experiences that are here for you to discover.
Enjoy your stay!
Murray Fraser, sproutdaily.com
Surfer: Brett Curotta
Ku-ring-gai National Park photo:
Andrew Gregory, Destination NSW
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manly and its famous
beaches
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the
spectacular Sydney Harbour, Manly sits on a
beautiful peninsula, seven nautical miles
north-east of Sydney.
Manly
is located a mere
seven miles north-east
of Sydney and is considered the
gateway to Sydney’s beautiful
Northern Beaches. “7 miles from
Sydney and 1000 miles from
care” – a slogan used by the
Port Jackson & Manly Steamship
Company in 1940, is still the
best way to describe ‘Australia’s
Premier Seaside Resort’.
No visit to Sydney
is complete without
coming here.
Manly was named by Capt. Arthur Phillip in
1788 for the indigenous people living here:
“Their confidence and manly behaviour made
me give the name of Manly Cove to this place”.
Today Manly is mostly famous for its popular
beaches – a long stretch of sand on the
ocean side, running from Queenscliff to Manly
Beach, followed by the Fairy Bower rock pool
and Shelly Beach. Furthermore you’ll find a
number of stunning beaches on the harbour
side. A symbolic feature of Manly are the
prominent Norfolk Island pine trees on both
the ocean and harbour beaches.
In 2012, the 4km stretch between Freshwater
Beach and Shelly Beach has been declared
“Manly-Freshwater World Surfing Reserve”.
Read more about Manly’s rich surfing history
on page 67.
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helpful information
Climate
Sydney generally has a very moderate
climate all year round, temperatures
ranging in the peak summer months
(December/January) up to the highest
around 34°C (93°F), and to the lowest
in peak winter months (July/August)
around 10°C (50°F).
Time Zones
Australian Eastern Standard time:
GMT +1 1 hours; Daylight Saving GMT
+10 hours: 5 Oct 2014 – 5 April 2015
International Dialling Code........+61
Sydney Area Code......................... (02)
Manly Post Code............................2095
Australian Dollar ($AUD) - Currency
Exchange is available at major banks
(open weekdays only). Most major
banks are represented in The Corso,
see the map on the inside back cover
(page 99) for locations.
Manly Post Office
22 Central Ave
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Manly Library
Market Place ...................... (02) 9976 1720
Opening hours: Mon–Wed 9.30am–8pm
Thu–Fri 9.30am–5pm, Sat 9.30am–4pm
Sun 1 – 4pm, closed public holidays
Emergency Numbers
Emergency................................................................000
Manly Police .................................... (02) 9976 8099
Police Assistance Line.................................. 13 14 44
Medical Service
Raglan St Family Medical Centre,
43-45 Belgrave St, Manly.............. (02) 9977 8733
Medical Centre, 15 Sth Steyne....... (02) 9977 7612
Manly Clinic, 48-52 Sydney Rd.... (02) 9977 2899
Manly Hospital, Darley Rd............. (02) 9976 9611
24 hr Medical Centre Warringah Mall
1a Cross St, Brookvale.................... (02) 9938 6666
Poisons Information Centre.........................13 11 26
Free Wi-Fi
is available in the centre of Manly (near the
wharf and The Corso), simply connect to
“Surf City” (200MB limit) and at Manly Library.
Public Toilets
are located at Manly Wharf, Manly Beach, Shelly
Beach, Surf Clubs, Manly Library, Rialto Square,
see the map on the inside back cover (page 99).
helpful information
Currency / Banking
Telephone Directory..................................... 1223
Weather ................................................................ 1196
Transportation............................................ 131 500
Lockers/Luggage Storage
Budget Oz Travel ............................... 16 Sydney Rd
Manly Surfboards.......................... 49 North Steyne
Dripping Wet .......................... 93-95 North Steyne
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getting here
Manly can easily be reached by
public transport:
Take the train or bus from Sydney Airport
or any major Sydney transport hub to
Circular Quay. Then get aboard a Manly
ferry and let your holiday begin.
getting here
SYDNEY FERRIES
Manly ferry services leave from Wharf 3
about every half hour, with extra summer
services between 10am and 6pm. The
30-minute ferry trip is the most memorable
way to get to Manly, and a must for every
Sydney visitor. Taking you past the iconic
Opera House, with superb views of the
Harbour Bridge, it is your opportunity to
capture amazing postcard quality photos.
You can purchase ferry tickets from ticket
offices and vending machines at Circular
Quay or Manly Wharf. But the best way to
use Sydney’s public transport is to get an
Opal card. Look out for the ‘Opal’ logo at
retailers at the airport and in the CBD.
For more information visit
transportnsw.info or call 131 500
(TTY 1800 637 500).
The Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper
operates between Manly, Q Station,
Watsons Bay, Taronga Zoo, North Sydney/
Luna Park, Fort Denison, Circular Quay
and Darling Harbour 7 days a week.
24 hr hop on hop off tickets: adult $40,
child $20, senior $30, student $35
2 hr sightseeing tickets: adult $28, child $15
Return fares between Manly and Q Station:
adult $10, child $5
Return fares between Manly and Watsons
Bay: adult $15, child $7.50
Tickets are available from the ticket booths
located at Manly Wharf on the concourse
and at Circular Quay near Jetty 3 or on
board the vessels.
For more information see pages 10/1 1
or visit manlyfastferry.com.au
Sydney Fast Ferries
Manly Fast Ferry
Departing from the Hotel Jetty in Manly
and Jetty 6 at Circular Quay, this premium
Fast Ferry service offers fast air-conditioned
travel 7 days a week. Prices are: adult $9;
child $6, SmartCard: discount travel from $5.
The journey takes approximately 18 minutes.
TVs and commentary are available on
board along with a licensed bar and snacks.
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Sydney Fast Ferries is the official fast ferry
operator between Manly and Circular Quay,
taking just 18 minutes, operating Mon – Fri
during morning and afternoon peak hours,
from inside Manly Wharf and Wharf 2a
at Circular Quay. Sydney Fast Ferries offer
great promotions, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee,
fresh fruit, newspapers, pram and disability
access and fantastic concession and counterpeak prices! Relax with a cappuccino or
drink from the licensed bar and enjoy your
journey across Sydney Harbour. There are
some great cruise options for tourists!
Visit sydneyfastferries.com.au
for more information.
> getting here
Airport Shuttle Service
ASN Transfers is Sydney’s premier airport
shuttle service. ASN Transfers caters to
Manly and surrounding Northern Beaches.
(see advert below). ASN Transfers operates
hourly shuttle services daily. Arriving at
Sydney Airport at 4.00am and departing
Sydney Airport at 11.00pm. EASY! Bookings
are essential. For bookings and enquiries
please phone (02) 9997 7767. The office
is open from 7.30am to 7.30pm 7 days a
week. Visit www.asntransfers.com for all
online bookings and further information.
Flamin’ Galah Sydney Tours and Airport
Transfers offer a private taxi service to and
from Sydney International and Domestic
Airport Terminals. Small or large groups,
call (02) 9977 7890 to get a quote.
Getting here by car
parking
can become quite a challenge in Manly,
especially during summer months, weekends
or special events – we highly recommend
to use public transport. There are 1200
undercover car parking spaces, most with
2 hour free parking prior to 7pm. Metered
parking is available at the beachfront and
at the Bower headland carpark.
Whistler Street Car Park .........................24hrs
Manly National Car Park .........................24hrs
The Peninsula Car Park ........ 7am – 12.30am
Pacific Waves Car Park ......... 7am – 12.30am
Quest Manly ................................. 7am – 12pm
Manly Wharf............ Mon – Thu 8am – 10pm ...... Fri – Sat 8am – 12am, Sun 9am – 10pm
getting here
Coming from the Airport simply head north
and follow the signs to North Sydney or
Newcastle. Take either the scenic route by
crossing the Harbour Bridge or make your
way through the Sydney Harbour Tunnel
(toll road). Follow the road via Neutral Bay/
Mosman and cross the Spit Bridge. Shortly
after the bridge, at the top of the hill, a sign
will direct you towards Manly/Sydney Rd.
Manly and Northern Beaches premier airport shuttle service to and from
Sydney Airport, Cruise Ship Terminals and Central Station • Shared, private and
charter services available • prompt, friendly, reliable service 7 days a week
(02) 999 777 67
Book online: www.asntransfers.com
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getting around
Manly Hospital, Q Station, North Head
135 Stand J (West Esplanade) Note: only
3 buses a day go all the way to North Head
Queenscliff and Freshwater 139 Stand A
Harbord Diggers 139 Stand A or contact
Harbord Diggers Club for the free shuttle
bus timetable, phone (02) 9938 1444
Brookvale, Dee Why, Collaroy, Mona Vale
and Church Point 155 or 156 Stand B
Manly-Warringah Rugby League Club –
Home of the Sea Eagles, Brookvale
169, 155 or 156 Stand B
Dee Why Beach 136 Stand A, 159 Stand B
Seaforth 144, 143, Stand D, 131 (NS*),
132 Stand C
Balgowlah 131 (NS*), 132 Stand C
Fairlight, Allambie Heights 142 Stand E
getting around
Palm Beach via Newport Arms
155, 156 or 169 Stand B to Warringah Mall,
change to L90 (marked ‘Palm Beach’),
also stops at the Newport Arms, Sydney’s
largest waterfront beergarden (see pg 85)
North Sydney, Milsons Point E50 Stand E
(Services from Manly weekdays a.m.)
Bus to Sydney CBD
143 or 144 Stand D to Neutral Bay, change
to bus from Stand B to Wynyard/QVB
Note: there is no direct bus during the day
Late Night Bus Manly to Sydney CBD
151 (NS*) Stand G (40min)
Late Night Bus Sydney CBD to Mona Vale
via Manly 151 (NS*) Stand C at Wynyard,
every hour from 12:50am to 4:50am (40min)
Late Night Bus Manly to Mona Vale
via Dee Why 151 (NS*) Stand D (40min)
Manly Wharf Express Bus
(Services from Manly only weekdays p.m.)
E32 to Balgowlah Heights – Stand C
E35 to Manly Vale – Stand A
E36 to North Curl Curl – Stand A
E41 to North Balgowlah – Stand F
Warringah Mall
155, 156 or 169 Stand B via Pittwater Rd
(10min), 135 Stand A via Manly Vale (10min),
139 Stand A via North Steyne, Queenscliff,
Freshwater and South Curl Curl (20min)
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Wynyard E70 Stand F (PrePay-only)
(Services from Manly weekdays a.m.)
Bondi Beach Ferry to Circular Quay,
then bus 380 (PrePay-only)
Taronga Zoo 143 or 144 Stand D to Spit
Junction, change to bus 247 to Zoo or
take the ferry to Circular Quay and change
to Zoo ferry (Wharf 2)
Chatswood 144 or 143 Stand D (45min–1hr)
via Neutral Bay, Crows Nest and St Leonards
136 Stand A (1–1.5hr) via Dee Why beach
and Frenchs Forest
Spit Bridge/Neutral Bay 143 or 144 Stand D
From Spit Bridge to Sydney CBD (Wynyard)
169, 178 or 180 (PrePay-only)
Information correct at time of printing and subject
to change. NS* indicates Night Service
> getting around
MANLY CAR & TRUCK RENTALS
SERVING THE NORTHERN BEACHES SINCE 1952
Hatchbacks, Wagons, Mini buses, Trailers,
Tabletops, Tippers, Delivery Vans, Furniture Trucks
Open 7 days: Mon – Sat: 8am – 5pm, Sun: 8am – 10am, 4pm – 5pm
manlyrentals.com.au, email: [email protected]
RENTal CARs
getting around by bus
Manly Car and Truck Rentals in Manly Vale
(see above), has been proudly owned by
the Meredith family since 1952. A range of
late model, clean and reliable hatchbacks,
station wagons, minibuses and trucks are
available at very competitive rates.
Buses operate frequently between Manly,
the Northern Beaches and Sydney CBD,
see also page 8.
Manly Rentals offer flexible rental periods
including daily, weekly, monthly or long
term. Complimentary pick up and drop off
to Manly accommodation is available upon
request. Open 7 days a week.
Call (02) 9949 3554 for more information
and rates or visit manlyrentals.com.au
TaxI SERVICE
For more information, timetables and
routemaps visit transportnsw.info
the Hop, skip & jump BUS
is a free community shuttle bus service,
provided by Manly Council, to get around
the local area on 3 routes 7 days a week.
The bus route interchange is located at the
Totem Shopping Centre in Condamine St,
Balgowlah; the buses go to Manly, Seaforth,
Balgowlah Heights and North Balgowlah.
Prices below are rough estimates and vary
depending on traffic and time of day.
Manly Route: Clockwise via Swim Centre,
Senior Citizens Centre, Raglan/Belgrave St,
Town Hall, Little Manly, Manly Wharf,
Hill St (every day) or anti-clockwise via
Fairlight St, Fairy Bower, Gilbert Park and
Balgowlah Rd (Monday to Friday only)
Sydney Airport to Manly............ $65 – $100
Sydney CBD to Manly ..................$50 – $85
Ask at the Booking and Information Centre
for a timetable and more information.
Manly Taxis ........................................... 13 16 68
Manly Warringah Cabs......(02) 9972 5600
Peninsula Premier Cabs...... (02) 8868 4141
getting around
phone: (02) 9949 3554 OR (02) 9948 4516
65 Kenneth Rd, Manly Vale NSW 2093
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SYDNEY HARBOUR
SIGHTSEEING
CRUISE
Taking you to 8 must-see destinations
Manly Taronga Zoo Watsons Bay Darling Harbour
Luna Park Circular Quay Fort Denison Q Station
24hr HOP ON HOP OFF
Experience the wonders of Sydney Harbour and its
famous destinations. The Hop On Hop Off pass is the
best way to see Sydney Harbour and its attractions
Flexible hop on & hop off 24hr ticket with 8 great stops
See Manly, Darling Harbour and everything in between
Let us take you to Sydneys top attractions with combined passes
Best value ticket to experience ALL of Sydney Harbour
Sydneys open top sightseeing
harbour cruises. Choose between
a 24hr hop on hop off ticket,
2hr Sightseeing round trip
or direct service between
Manly and Circular Quay.
24hr hop on hop off pass
sydneyharbourecohopper.com.au
02 9583 1199
manlyfastferry
Buy your ticket onboard our vessels,
at our ticket booths or online:
www.sydneyharbourecohopper.com.au
Adult $40
Child $20
MANLY
LUNA PARK
TO DARLING HARBOUR
2hr SIGHTSEEING CRUISE
The 2 hour round trip is the essential introduction to
Sydney Harbour for those who just want to experience
Sydney Harbour without the need to hop on and off
2 hour round trip showing you the beauty of Sydney Harbour
Departing roughly every hour for a 2 hour round trip
Live commentry aboard our modern vessels
Open top deck vessels for best sightseeing experience
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$29
Entry to Taronga Zoo plus 24 hour Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper Pass with
8 Must-See Sydney Locations on Sydneys only open top sightseeing cruise
2hr Round Trip
Buy your ticket onboard our vessels,
at our ticket booths or online:
www.sydneyharbourecohopper.com.au
Adult $28
Child $15
Entry to Taronga Zoo
24h Eco Hopper Pass
Combined Value
You Pay
You Save
$44
$22
$40
$25
$84
$47
$55
$30
$29
$17
Adult
Child
Q-STATION
WATSONS BAY
TARONGA ZOO
FORT DENISON
CIRCULAR QUAY
local events November 2014 – April 2015
Melbourne Cup Day
“The race that stops a nation”
A massive day on the Australian sporting and social calendar. The one
day when everyone stops to partake in this unique cultural tradition.
Join the celebrations in one of Manly’s numerous bars, hotels and
restaurants and try your luck with a entry into a ‘sweep’ – a lottery in
which each ticket-holder is matched with a randomly drawn horse.
Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 3pm, various venues around Manly
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Christmas Choral Concert: Get into the Christmas Spirit!
Bring your picnic blankets and join us for Manly’s annual Christmas
Choral Concert held at Manly Oval. Enjoy all your favourite
Christmas Carols supported by the Community Choir and Northern
Beaches Youth Orchestra. There will be a special visit by Santa,
face painting and spectacular fireworks finale. Entry is free,
everyone welcome.
Thursday, 4 December 2014, 5.30pm, Manly Oval
Enquiries: Manly Council, phone (02) 9976 1500
what’s on
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Ocean Care Day Festival
Coordinated by Manly Council’s Manly Environment Centre, this
event is a fun, interactive community festival to raise awareness
of the many environmental issues we face today. Aiming to provide
information to empower people to take action and make lifestyle
choices with positive outcomes for themselves, the wider community
(locally and globally) and the environment.
Sunday, 7 December 2014, 10.30am – 4.30pm, Manly Beachfront
Manly Environment Centre, phone (02) 9976 2842, www.mec.org.au
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New Year’s Eve Entertainment and Manly Cove Fireworks
Celebrate the New Year at Manly Cove
Family style roving entertainment and face painting commences
at 5.30pm, followed by the fireworks spectacular at Manly Cove
from 9pm. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the activities from
East and West Esplanade.
Wednesday, 31 December 2014, Manly Wharf
Enquiries: Manly Council, phone (02) 9976 1500
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Australia Day
Welcoming new Australian citizens to Manly
Celebrations will include a Citizenship Ceremony and the
presentation of the Local Australia Day Awards, for citizens who
have made an outstanding achievement and/or contribution to
the local community of Manly.
Monday, 26 January 2015, 8.30am, Manly Council Forecourt area
Enquiries: Manly Council, phone (02) 9976 1500
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Hurley Australian Open of Surfing
7 – 15 February 2015, Manly Beach – for more details visit www.australianopenofsurfing.com
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what’s on
The Hurley Australian Open of Surfing is a free Action Sports
and Lifestyle event featuring the world’s best surfers and
skaters, music, fashion and art. The world’s top action-sports
athletes are set to converge at the birthplace of professional
surfing, Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia for the country’s
biggest-ever surf, skate and music event. AND IT’S ALL FREE!
Twilight Markets at The Arms
An amazing monthly family event, held on the 2nd Friday of every
month at the Newport Arms Hotel. The markets will have a wide
variety of stalls incl. homewares, jewellery, gifts, clothing, baby and
kids items, fresh flowers, skin care and much, much more. Beautiful
sunsets over Pittwater, chilled music, great food and activities to keep
the kids occupied whilst you get a chance to shop at your leisure.
Every second Friday of each month, 5 – 9pm
Newport Arms Hotel, 2 Kalinya St, Newport, phone (02) 9997 4900
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World Food Markets
Manly’s popular World Food Markets returns this summer on Friday
nights at the grassed forecourt outside Manly Council Chambers
(opposite Manly Wharf). Enjoy international food stalls and live music.
Enjoy a warm and relaxed environment among the beautiful iconic fig
trees where Manly locals and visitors are encouraged to spread their
picnic rugs across the lawn and linger a little longer under the stars.
Fridays 5 – 9pm, from 9 January to end of March 2015
Enquiries: Manly Council, phone (02) 9976 1500
Find more local events here:
hellomanly.com.au/events
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ACTIVITIES, TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS
Whether you’re an action seeker or looking forward to a relaxing time on the beach,
there are plenty of activities and attractions to make your stay unforgettable!
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Manly
Surfschool
Manly Surfguide,
Flamin’ Galah
Tours and Sydney
Thunder Rides:
Manly
Environment
Centre
Check with the
tour operator for
pick-up locations
or to arrange
a meeting point.
Dive
Centre
Manly
Manly
Library
MA
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Manly
Bike Tours
(Bike Hire)
Manly
Art
Gallery
4 Pines
Brewing Co.
WHARF
what to do
VAL
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Manly
Kayak Centre
(also at SEA LIFE
Sanctuary and
Q Station)
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Manly SEA LIFE
Sanctuary,
Shark Dive
Xtreme
Sydney
Harbour Parasail,
Manly Fast Ferry,
EcoHopper
Manly Sailing
(Manly Yacht
Club)
Sydney Sailing School
LITTLE
MANLY
THE ‘QUICK TRIP’:
You only have a couple
of hours and want to make the most of your time in
Manly? A short stroll from the wharf through ‘The
Corso’ – where you’ll find a great variety of shops,
cafés, restaurants and the weekend markets, will take
you to Manly Beach – famous for surfing.
From there, go for an easy 15 minute walk along the
ocean beach promenade to Shelly Beach and to
the lookouts on top of the Bower headland to soak
in fantastic views over Manly and along the coast
(see page 90 for more details on this walk).
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For those with a little bit more
time, it’s a great idea to hire
a bike and explore more of
Manly, cruise along the beautiful
beachfront, from Queenscliff
to Shelly Beach and further to
Manly Lagoon or the nearby
beaches and Manly Dam,
famous for its mountain bike
trails (see map page 95).
Go for a walk to North Head
and/or along the scenic
coastline to the Spit Bridge
(see pages 90/91 and the map
on pages 92/93).
See the adorable little penguins,
giant stingrays, turtles and a
myriad of marine life at Manly
SEA LIFE Sanctuary or take a
plunge with Shark Dive Xtreme.
Divers will love the Cabbage
Tree Bay Marine Reserve. The
escorted Shelly Beach Discovery
Dive is an experience that will
long be remembered.
Paddle a kayak or SUP around
the calm waters of Manly
Harbour or for the more daring
– fly skyward with a parasail
and take in the amazing views
from above!
Visit the Manly Art Gallery and
Museum with changing visual
art and exhibitions or – if you
are interested in how to make
award-winning beer, the 4 Pines
Brewery Tour is for you. At the
Manly Environment Centre you
will find information on how
to make life more sustainable.
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Manly and Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches
Manly Surf Guide offers One Day Beginners
Surf Adventures, Two Day Learn to Surf Camps
and Guided Surf Safaris for advanced and
intermediate surfers.
Small groups, local knowledge and plenty
of personal attention guarantees you will be
ripping it up in no time. Come on a surfing
adventure at remote locations along one of
the most beautiful coastlines in the world, we’ll
find you the best available waves of the day.
Learn to Surf Tours run daily, they include 2 x
2 hours surfing lessons, surf equipment and
lunch. Surf Camps run every weekend and most
weekdays, can be split up over 2 weekends.
Pick-up from Manly Wharf at 9.30am,
return around 3pm. Bookings essential.
also on offer:
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Private surfing lessons from $80
Private group surfing lessons from $49
Stand up paddle lessons and hire
Short and long term surfboard hire
Kids surfing packages
Visit manlysurfguide.com
for more information
and tour details.
Learn to Surf Tour
Intermediate/advanced surfers
4 progressive surfing lessons spread over 2 days
or email [email protected]
manlysurfguide.com
> what to do
Manly is famous for Surfing and offers a good range of
quality surf breaks for all levels. If you’ve never surfed before,
you can take lessons right here on Manly Beach or join a day
tour along the Northern Beaches to find the perfect wave.
Go on a sailing adventure and learn how to sail a dinghy or
yacht and experience the thrill of Twilight Racing in beautiful
Sydney Harbour.
Want to see more of the area
whilst staying in Manly?
Explore Sydney and the Northern Beaches from the back of
a thundering Harley-Davidson™ or join a tour to Palm Beach
and see the film set of Home and Away. Flamin’ Galah also
offers day trips to the Blue Mountains and the Hunter Valley
or private charter tours – all with easy pick-up in Manly.
what to do
Go on a spectacular kayak tour in Sydney’s Middle Harbour to
discover parts of Sydney you can only experience from a sea
kayak. Sydney Harbour Kayaks also offer free lessons (located
at the southern end of the Spit Bridge).
For more information see also our Northern Beaches section
(pages 84-88) and our walking guide (pages 89-93) with the
most popular walks and a detailed map.
A Manly Sailing Adventure
Get a taste for a sailing adventure in Manly’s
beautiful North Harbour, learn the basics and see
what dinghy sailing is all about.
$150 for 2 hours, incl. boat,
friendly, qualified instructor
and short safety brief (max.
3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small
children). Booking, swimmers
and sunscreen essential.
call chris on 0405 979 730 or book online
www.sydneysailingschool.com.au/manly-sailing-adventure
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Shark Dive Xtreme
Take the plunge with Shark Dive Xtreme for the opportunity of a
lifetime! It’s an adrenaline pumping experience and one of the only
places worldwide where you’re guaranteed an underwater encounter
with huge 3+ metre sharks, sea turtles and stingrays! Great for first-time
and experienced divers, you’ll be prepared by trained instructors before
stepping into the sharks’ domain – without cages! Friends and family are
able to watch all the action from the underwater viewing tunnel too.
Phone (02) 8251 7878, West Esplanade, Manly
See also pages 20/21 or visit manlysealifesanctuary.com.au
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4 Pines Brewing Company – The Brewery Tour
Fancy learning about all things beer and brewing?
Now’s your chance! Explore Manly’s very own brewery with
a tour hosted by a qualified beer nut, followed by a Lap of the
Taps, where you’ll enjoy five samplers of 4 Pines’ international
award-winning handcrafted brews. Tours run Monday – Friday
12.30pm, $25 per person, must be 18 years or over.
Phone (02) 9976 2300, 43-45 East Esplanade, Manly
See also pages 22/23 or visit 4pinesbeer.com.au
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Sydney Harbour Kayaks Middle Harbour Eco Tour
This 4-hour tour is the perfect way to discover parts of Sydney, you
can only experience from a sea kayak. An amazing opportunity to learn
about the natural and social history of the area from a friendly guide
as you paddle through differing environments – from affluent urban to
the remote natural bushland of the Garigal National Park. Soak up the
serenity while you enjoy a wholesome morning tea served at one of
our favourite secluded spots. Every Sat & Sun 8.30am – 12.30pm, $99pp.
Phone (02) 9960 4389, Smith’s Boat Shed, The Spit Bridge
See also page 28 or visit sydneyharbourkayaks.com.au
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Home and Away Tour to Palm Beach (Summer Bay)
Visit Summer Bay, the location of Home and Away, one of Australia’s
most loved TV soaps. Get the all-important photos of the Summer Bay
Surf Club, the beach, the lighthouse, Alf’s bait shop and the famous pier.
Contact us for latest updates on filming at Palm Beach and a chance
to see the cast and take photos. Includes a tour of Sydney’s magnificent
Northern Beaches. Bookings essential. $89 per person.
Departs weekdays 1.15pm from The Rocks, Circular Quay OR contact
us to request a Manly pick-up. Tour finishes at approx. 4.45pm in Manly.
Book/more info: ph (02) 9977 7890, flamingalahtours.com.au
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Blue Mountains plus Featherdale Wildlife Park (Manly pick-up)
Visit hot spots like the famous Three Sisters ancient rock formation,
Wentworth Falls and Katoomba. Admire spectacular sandstone
gorges, bush land, native wildlife and iconic sights. Optional downhill,
rugged, scenic bushwalks into the Jamison Valley. PLUS visit the
Featherdale Wildlife Park for up close encounters with native Australian
animals (entry is included in the tour price). Lunch not included.
Small group tour, bookings essential. $110 per person.
Pick-up approx. 9am from your hotel/address in the Manly area.
Book/more info: ph (02) 9977 7890, flamingalahtours.com.au
Enjoy Sydney’s “Grape Escape”! Private and pre-arranged small
group wine/champagne tasting at 3-4 vineyards, plus a chance to
taste and buy local produce – ice cream, chocolate and cheese.
Enjoy rural scenery, whilst travelling around the historic wine country
and learn about individual wines and and the different perspectives
each vineyard has on the wine making process. Lunch not included.
Small group tour, bookings essential. $120 per person.
Pick-up approx. 8am from your hotel/address in the Manly area.
guided tours
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Wine Tasting in the Hunter Valley (Manly pick-up)
Book/more info: ph (02) 9977 7890, flamingalahtours.com.au
Manly Environment Centre – In the heart of nature
Manly Council’s Manly Environment Centre (MEC) started in 1991 as a unique
combination of community, Council and local corporate sponsors. It was the
first Australian suburban environment centre and is well established as a
pro-active organisation dedicated to the health of our local environment. As
an action and education based centre, the shopfront houses more than 5,000
publications and other resources, the largest collection of environmental
education materials accessible to the community in Australia.
Council staff and dedicated volunteers offer a range of activities and initiatives to the local community
to help inspire and lead them towards sustainability. Most importantly, information is provided to people,
empowering them to take action and make lifestyle choices which will create positive outcomes for
themselves, the wider community (locally and globally) and the environment.
For further information about environmental issues or for details about upcoming
events, contact the MEC staff or drop in and say “hello”!
41 Belgrave St, Manly, ph (02) 9976 2842, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
www.mec.org.au, [email protected]
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Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
what to do
From Grey Nurse Sharks and Little Penguins
to stingrays and cuttlefish – come explore
Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary to see, touch and
learn about Australia’s most amazing marine
animals!
Featuring one of Australia’s largest aquatic
tanks, Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary is the only
place in Sydney where you can marvel at
sea turtles, get hands-on with an interactive
rockpool, take part in daily interactive
talks and feeding demonstrations, and be
mesmerised by a sea of jellies!
Plus, find out how they’re helping to secure
a bright and healthy future for these loveable
animals through their breed, rescue, protect
conservation program.
Save 10% with our discount voucher on page 98
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Open every day 9.30am – 5pm
(except Christmas Day)
Last entry 4.30pm
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• Get
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LOOK FOR YOUR 20% DISCOUNT IN THE COUPON SECTION!
www.manlysealifesanctuary.com.au
4 Pines – Manly’s only local craft brewery
Overlooking Manly Wharf sits international
award winning microbrewery, 4 Pines Brewing
Company. At 4 Pines the beers are handcrafted
on site. Sit back, relax, enjoy a meal and sip
on a beer as the brewer works his magic right
in front of you. Their delicious all day menu
boasts generous meals that match the beers
perfectly, with the kitchen open from 11am right
through to 9.30pm you can drop by at anytime
for a bite to eat.
Affectionately known as “The Pines” to the
locals, they have a long list of achievements
including:
• M
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Beer Awards
• P
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Beer Festival
• Hall of Famers – Entertainment Book
after Gold 2011, 2012 & 2013
• Finalist, Speciality Beer Venue –
Australian Bar Awards 2011, 2012 & 2013
• W
inner, Best Local Beer, Best Speciality
Beer Venue and Overall Winner –
People’s Choice Beer & Brewer Awards
You will be welcomed for a visit to see why
they are known as one of Sydney’s best venues
and a proud Manly icon.
If you are at Manly Wharf you’re only 50 metres
away. Ask a local, “Where is 4 Pines?” and
they’ll tell you to cross the road, turn right, walk
20 metres and climb the stairs – there you are!
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Want the Ultimate Beer Experience?
• THE BREWERY TOUR
See for yourself where the magic happens!
Monday - Friday 12:30pm,
price includes a Beer Tasting Rack.
• The Lap of the Taps
4 Pines Beer Tasting Rack, sample 4 Pines
finest brews.
• The Lunch Challenge
The Manly Mega Burger. This iconic
4 Pines meal is sure to satisfy even the
biggest hunger.
• Take Them Home
6 Pack of 4 Pines handcrafted beer
to take home with you.
During the week
• Acoustic live tunes:
Tuesday, Wednesday
Friday, Saturday and
Sunday nights
• Magician: Monday
nights from 7.30pm
• Specialty beers
complementing
international events
and occasions
• Daily meal specials:
Monday – Thursday
Kayaking
SUP
Boat hire
Fitness and Yoga
Corporate adventures
and much more...
Kayak Hire: Choose a single or double kayak to paddle
the pristine waters of North Harbour and discover its
exclusive beaches and stunning scenery.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP): Jump onboard
Sydney’s latest and greatest water-based trend. Hire a
board for a leisurely paddle, book a lesson or get a team
together and come down for a game of our new sport,
SUPBALL!
SUP / Kayak Yoga & Fitness Classes: Just when you
thought outdoor fitness couldn’t get any more fun! Paddle
with our instructors to the best inner harbour beaches
where you’ll enjoy a challenging beach fitness class or a
relaxing yoga session. Deepen your practice with our new
SUP Yoga sessions!
Leisure / Fishing Boats: Our 4.2 metre user friendly
self-drive boats seat a max of 5 passengers and do not
require a boating license to hire. Great for fishing or just
for relaxing in the harbour.
picnic in paradise: Bring your special someone, your
family or your friends to an exclusive beach destination
prepared just for you! Eat, drink and relax, then simply
walk away leaving the pack up to us.
Due to high demand, bookings
are highly recommended.
Manly Kayak Centre operates
daily (weather permitting).
CALL 1300 KAYAKS (1300 529 257)
manlykayakcentre.com.au
/ manlykayakcentre
Dive centre Manly
Dive Centre Manly is situated close to Sydney’s
best dive sites. Being a multi-award winning PADI 5
Star Instructor training facility, they offer a complete
range of dive courses from Discover Scuba to
Instructor level and beyond – including the most
talked about Learn to Dive course. After finishing
the programme, you will have gained the confidence
and skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of diving.
Many people do not realise the diverse and
fascinating diving that spectacular Sydney has
to offer. On a guided shore or boat dive you will
experience protected marine areas, with outstanding
underwater sea life such as Wobbegong and
Port Jackson sharks, huge friendly Blue Gropers,
giant Cuttlefish and the unique Weedy Sea Dragon.
The PADI Discover Scuba diving experience
programme lets the non-diver experience the thrill
and adventure of scuba diving under the supervision
of a professional PADI Instructor. No previous dive
experience necessary!
Dive Centre Manly boasts a
full complement of dive equipment, fast transfers
between dive destinations and a wide selection
of premier dive sites suitable for every level.
Their store carries a wide range of the latest
diving, underwater photographic, snorkelling
and swimming equipment, everything you need
for fun in the water!
See coupon on page 98 for great discounts!
Padi Learn to Dive open water courses
Boat and shore dives
Discover Scuba
diving experience
Guided Diving Tours
10 Belgrave St, Manly, [email protected], divesydney.com.au
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Try
Sailing
3 hour sailing experience
on beautiful Sydney Harbour
Be involved as much or as little as you like. Our
professional skippers will quite literally show you the
ropes, so you can help sail the yacht. Or just sit back,
relax and enjoy the view. Come on your own or
bring friends. No experience needed, no age limits.
$129 per person, children under 16 $79
Bookings essential
Book now, call
(02) 9977 4000
Also on offer:
• Learn to Sail (Sailing lessons
for adults and children)
• Corporate Events (Corporate
activities and team building)
• Yacht Charter
• Twilight Racing
• Sailing Mums
• Gift Vouchers
Manly Yacht Club (Ground Floor)
East Esplanade, Manly
ph (02) 9977 4000
[email protected]
manlysailing.com.au
Sydney Harbour Parasailing
Try the unique and thrilling experience
of parasailing over Sydney’s beautiful
harbour. After you’re gently winched from the
boat into the sky, you’ll feel like you’re flying,
similar to paragliding or hot air ballooning,
with the optional bonus of getting wet, and
you still have the safety of being attached
to the boat. From 150 metres high, take
in the spectacular views of Manly, the
Northern Beaches and Sydney Harbour.
With no experience necessary, people
up to the age of 90 have flown. The
minimum age is 10, persons aged
10 –15 must parasail in tandem with
a guardian. Non-flying passengers
are welcome, subject to availability.
Prices: Singles $95, Tandem $149,
Monday – Friday Tandem Special $125,
Passengers $18.
Located at Manly Wharf, near
Manly Wharf Hotel, tickets are also
available at Manly Kayak Centre.
Enjoy the skies of Sydney
Harbour from up to 450ft high
No experience required
A unique and thrilling experience
Book online: www.parasail.net or call (02) 9977 6781
Sailability Manly
Freedom on the water, regardless of ability
The principal aim of Sailability is to facilitate sailing for people with disabilities,
on what is acknowledged as one of the most spectacular waterways in the
world. We sail every second Saturday and every second Wednesday from
Manly Yacht Club, East Esplanade, Manly, and use the expanses of Manly
Cove and North Harbour, part of magnificent Sydney Harbour. Visitors are
most welcome, please note that bookings are essential.
www.manlysailability.com.au, for bookings contact Eli Demeny on (02) 9976 2747
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cafes, restaurants & nightlife
Indulge in a delicious Italian brunch
at Bella Vista Café, North Head.
Dramatic views form the perfect
backdrop to rest your legs while
enjoy a relaxing coffee break
and bite to eat while on your way
(see also page 91).
BrezelBar - German
Bakery & Patisserie
Daniel San
BenBry
Burgers
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Phoenix
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Whitewater
Manly Grill
Fishmongers
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Food really does taste better
when you dine by the sea, and
Manly’s beachside cafés and
restaurants are perfect for a
leisurely lunch. Try brasserie style
dining replete with gastronomic
delights and panoramic views,
enjoy a divine seafood meal of
fresh and innovative cuisine, or
a traditional pizza and pasta
feast, all made using the freshest
ingredients.
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There is something special
about eating out in Manly. The
gorgeous scenery, salty air and
array of gourmet food choices
together form a dining experience
unmatched anywhere. It’s no
wonder Manly has become a
world class culinary hotspot with
a thriving international restaurant
and bar culture.
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Authentic Brezels and delicious Danishes
Sandwiches, salads and hot savoury snacks
Amazing cakes with all natural ingredients
Premium coffee and tea, smoothies and shakes
Gluten-free options available
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open 7am – 9pm
pine St & Pittwater Rd, Manly · ph (02) 8065 0220
Casual diners in Manly are truly spoilt for choice — all-day
breakfast with great coffee, fresh Italian paninis made to
order, delicious fish and chips, yum cha, hearty and flavourful
burritos, tacos and gourmet burgers, or satisfying pub fare
are just a few of the options.
Sashimi by the sea anyone? Manly’s newest "chow-down"
hot spot, is the place to be for a unique beachside experience
fusing Japanese street food with a rock ‘n’ roll vibe.
Late in the day is the perfect time to enjoy harbour-side
drinks and soak up the sunset. From casual pubs to more
glitzy bars, there are a number of places to catch the views
while enjoying a specialty cocktail or locally brewed beer.
Hidden away behind subdued street frontages are several
small bars, adding to Manly’s colourful nightlife scene.
Traditional pubs, fully refurbished, have transformed into
trendy hangouts, and offer quality food and great live music.
Try the following restaurants, bars and cafés, and enjoy
daily specials at most of the featured bars and restaurants,
plus see page 98 for our great coupon deals.
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eating out
(Coffee/Sandwiches until 3pm, Deli open until 7pm)
win a burger
combo every week
For your chance to win,
fill in our feedback survey in the shop
and go into the draw.
us on facebook, winners are
announced weekly on our page.
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”Best burgers on the northern beaches”
2012 & 2013
the Eating & Drinking Guide to sydney 2012
”4th best burger in sydney 2012”
the Sydney morning herald (SMH)
about our aussie burger
Mon-Wed 11am-9pm · Thu-Sun 11am-10pm
phone orders welcome
benbryburgersmanly.com.au
Fishmongers – fine dining in a box
Head Chef Ryan Mansell and his team at
Fishmongers Manly know how to handle
fish! The simply furnished BYO and
licensed eatery is tucked away in Rialto
Square (just a block back from the beach),
but don’t let this pint size cafe fool you.
With its signature Crispy Kumera garnish
and a batter that would delight a Tokyo
tempura chef and also house crumbed
calamari, this little shop has fast become
a local favourite. A selection of A-grade
fresh fish, chargrilled prawns, freshly
shucked Sydney Rock Oysters and tender
melt-in-your-mouth baby octopus are
popular staples with a ‘monger’s twist’.
All served with your choice of a generous
signature salad with a golden wedge of
corn, chunky skin-on hand cut chips or
tempura vegies – this is not to be missed!
Fishmongers prides itself on only using
local fresh species and keeps sustainability
in mind when choosing its catch of the day.
All dishes are available in the trademark
takeaway cardboard box to enjoy on the
beach or you can relax al fresco style, with
a glass of wine in the courtyard. Choose
your favourite seafood selection and enjoy
the Fishmongers ‘fine dining in a box’.
Rialto Square, Manly
phone (02) 9977 1777
Open midday – 9pm, 7 days
Go to where the locals go!
Just a stone’s throw from Manly Beach, ferry
and the Corso – dine inside or in the unique
alfresco area.
Known as Manly’s best all day Breakfast House,
Fusion Point Manly is popular with locals and
visitors alike. The lunch menu offers tasty, fresh
options ranging from gourmet sandwiches,
salads, burgers, pasta to fresh seafood including
the all time classic fish and chips.
For dinner, enjoy succulent filling ribs and grills
or a petite AAA Grainge fillet from Australia’s
finest beef growing regions or seafood sourced
fresh from the markets, and tapas to share.
Daily Chef’s Specials, Kids meals, vegetarian
and gluten-free options are also available.
A range of Australian and imported draft beers
is on offer, cocktails and wine selections are
regularly reviewed to complement the menu.
Fusion Point Manly is the ideal venue for coach
tour groups, corporate functions, private parties
and group reservations. See our website for a
catering menu.
Open 7 days a week
All day breakfast and lunch from 6.30am
Dinner from 5.30pm till late
Shop 12, 11 Wentworth St
(Rialto Square), Manly
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Ouzeria – Outstanding Greek Cuisine
Renowned for its excellent Greek cuisine,
this family run restaurant offers a casual
dining experience coupled with fantastic
culinary offerings.
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Boasting a loyal customer following,
Ouzeria uses only the freshest products
of the highest quality. Your taste buds
will appreciate the simplicity of flavours
oozing from the wide range of tempting
dishes. Incorporating an array of Mezes,
Souvlaki or the famous Roast Greek Lamb,
the menu is varied, fresh and deliciously
sumptuous. You won’t be disappointed.
Ouzeria is fully licensed with a nice selection
of Greek and local Australian wines and
beers, all very reasonably priced. Or you
may wish to start your meal with an ‘Ouzo’,
the traditional aniseed flavoured aperitif.
Not to be missed is the Big Fat Greek
Souvlaki night – every Monday: Your
choice of lamb, chicken, kofta, prawn or
vegetarian souvlaki, served with a Greek
salad, tzaziki, hummus and pita bread.
Whether you require a table for two or
a function for your next party the team at
Ouzeria can work with you to create the
event you desire. Just give them a call.
Located at South Steyne (near the Manly Life
Saving Club), Ouzeria is a prime waterfront
spot where you can relax, soak up the local
atmosphere and enjoy ocean views from
both the al fresco and inside dining areas.
Reservations are recommended as the
restaurant is very popular amongst locals
and visitors alike. Open 7 days for Lunch
and Dinner – takeaway options available.
Monday – Friday Lunch Special:
2 Course Menu $25 (eat in only)
Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner
Every Monday: Souvlaki Night $15.50
Private function room available
Reservations recommended
1/14 South Steyne, Manly • ph (02) 9976 5688 • ouzeria.com.au
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“Mangia bene, ridi spesso, ama molto”
Eat well, laugh often, love much
Your Local Italian Restaurant
Mare Sole Ristorante & Bar combines Manly’s seaside lifestyle with
the love for Italian food, bringing freshness and original, natural
flavours to your table. At Mare Sole it’s all about the food and wine,
making fresh handmade pasta and using seasonal ingredients.
The menu includes fresh fish and pastas with seafood. Traditional
favourites include homemade lasagne, gnocchi, risotto, pizzas,
steak, salads and of course delicious desserts.
Enjoy an antipasto “Italiano” platter or a tasty
prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella starter with a birra
or Pinot Grigio – wines are carefully selected from
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The inviting brassiere/deli
décor of the The Pantry Manly
are suggestive of a European
delicatessen while the unobstructed
panoramic view will remind
patrons that they are centrally
located on iconic Manly Beach.
Situated in one of Manly’s
most historic and well-loved
buildings, The Pantry’s character
and culinary style is well
represented across all three
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menus.
The expansive and carefully
chosen wine list, along with a
unique selection of speciality
cocktails are sure to enhance the
distinctive dishes on offer.
Whether it be a romantic
dinner for two or an early morning
business function the The Pantry
Manly is sure to provide an
exceptional dining experience for all.
beachfront restaurant
breakfast · lunch · dinner
(02) 9977 0566
ocean promenade · north steyne · manly
www.thepantrymanly.com
Fish & Chips · Snapper Pie · Crustaceans · Live
Come and experience...
Sydney’s best
seafood restaurant
serving the freshest fish
This is our simple philosophy. Discover our constantly changing daily blackboard
menu, which features only the freshest market fish sourced that morning.
a view to savour
Come and enjoy our award winning seafood and the stunning Sydney Harbour
views. Boasting a wood fired oven, you can’t go past our variety of wood
roasted crustaceans including Moreton Bay Bugs, Queensland King Prawns
and New Zealand Scampi. You can also choose your own Live Lobster from
our in-house tank.
For more traditional fare, try our renowned Snapper Pie. With mouth watering
thick fillets of fresh snapper, oven roasted garlic, fresh broccolini and a soubise
sauce, you’ll see why this dish has the locals coming back for more.
grilled, spiced or wood roasted?
At Garfish, we believe you should be able to choose how you like your fish
prepared, including a garnish of choice. And don’t forget a perfectly matched
drop from our wine list.
multi-award winning seafood restaurant
– 2014 Consumer Vote Award Restaurant and Catering
– 2010 & 2011 Savour Food Australia Best Seafood Restaurant: NSW & National
– Highly commended in the Sydney Fish Market Seafood Excellence Awards
– Best Informal Seafood Restaurant 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013 NSW
– Restaurant & Catering Industry Awards for Excellence
Lobsters
open for lunch and dinner 7 days
Have your fish the way you wish...
Garfish
1/39 East Esplanade, Manly
phone (02) 9977 0707
garfish.com.au
whitewater
m a n ly ’ s f r e s H d i n i n g e x pe r i e n c e
MANLY`S FRESH DINING EXPERIENCE
35 so uth ste y n e · M a n ly · PH o n e (02) 9977 0322
Recent winner of the
Restaurant and Catering
Association Best Contemporary
Australian Award for Excellence
Whitewater is the perfect
location for your next celebration,
corporate event or wedding.
Whitewater Restaurant’s
fresh, imaginative style showcases Manly at its very
best, with its mouth-watering menus, elegantly
relaxed ambience and superb location right on the
Manly foreshore at South Steyne.
With a contemporary Australian Menu, Whitewater
Restaurant is popular with Sydneysiders looking
for that extra special seaside experience. Sit back
and relax in the chic beach house atmosphere with
a glass of wine and an exquisitely prepared meal.
Gorgeous water views, an impeccable menu,
sharp service, great coffee and subliminal wine list all
combine to create the perfect dining experience.
A fabulous degustation tasting menu is available for
both lunch and dinner for something special, plus
the kids are welcome too with a special kids package.
Open 7 days, Monday – Friday from 11am
Breakfast on weekends from 8am
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Manly’s Premier Chinese Restaurant
Manly Phoenix is where the authentic flavours of Chinese cuisine
meet Sydney’s relaxed ocean views. Based on the rooftop of
Manly’s famous Hotel Steyne, experience a truly innovative take
on Chinese dining, day and night.
Serving mouth watering yum cha along with an exciting a la
carte menu, Manly Phoenix leaves the choice up to you – dine
in one of our private booths, our intimate lounge area, the
sophisticated dome or simply relax at the bar for a drink and
light meal.
Upstairs Steyne at Hotel Steyne
75 The Corso, Manly
(02) 9977 2988 I [email protected]
www.manlyphoenix.com.au
Pa r t o f t h e
M a n ly C u lt u r e
This steakhouse is one of the liveliest
restaurants in Manly. Situated at the heart
of Manly’s beachfront dining strip, Manly Grill
is the pride of the locals and a restaurant icon.
It offers the best of locally sourced Australian
beef, fresh seafood, captivating views of Manly
Beach and of course great friendly service.
Extremely popular with locals and overseas
visitors and frequented by almost everybody
who lives in Manly, this restaurant is the “must
see destination” and dining here will almost
certainly be one of the highlights of your
visit. You may even be lucky enough to spot
a sporting star or celebrity dining here.
While watching the surfers catching waves
tuck into finger licking ribs, aged steaks,
kangaroo or the freshest market seafood such
as yellowfin tuna, wild barramundi and atlantic
salmon. Try their famous fish and chips and
grain fed beef burgers, and wash it all down
with an ice cold Aussie Beer.
See you there!
S EAFOO D & S TEA K HOU S E
Q ua l i t y B l ack A n g u s S t e a ks
F i n g e r L i ck i n R i bs
Fresh Seafood
Gourmet Grain Fed Beef Burgers
C HARGRILLE D K ANGAROO
C RI S P Y FI S H AN D C HI P S
fa b u lo u s b e ac h f r o n t lo c at i o n
3 1 SOUTH STEYNE
P HONE (02) 9977 0997
MANLY skiFF CLUB
Manly’s Best Long Lunch Destination
Do You...
Want to find a place where you can sit and soak up all the
harbour activity while enjoying a delicious meal and a couple of
cold drinks?
You have arrived at the Best Long Lunch
Destination in Manly.
With ample seating on the sunny deck and equal room inside,
you will have no trouble taking advantage of this great location
all year round.
Manly locals know there is no better place on the water
to watch the ferries coming and going with the sun setting in the
background, than the Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club. The “Skiffie”
will not disappoint those looking for life’s hidden gems.
The best kept secret in Manly
is only 2 minutes walk from
the Manly Ferry Wharf.
Open daily
for both Members and Guests
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The Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club
is located a short stroll around
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MANLY WHARF
The Deck Bistro
at the “Skiffie”
Open for both lunch and dinner, come
check out Sydney’s best value seafood
dining experience.
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The over water deck offers the best
views in Manly. The sunsets are not
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Best Informal Italian Restaurant
Best Bar in Australia, Australian Bar Awards
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Best Pizza in NSW, Sydney Good Food & Wine Show
Best New Venue in Australia, Australian Liquor Industry Awards
“Where locals enjoy Lunch,
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If Mr. Miyagi, Layne Beachley and Flume
were to catch up for a chow-down, they’d
be sure to do it at Daniel San.
‘Concrete Playground’
The first of its kind in Manly – a Japanese
Rock’n’Roll chow-down bar and eatery.
Daniel San’s fresh, innovative, fun and
healthy authentic Japanese menu has
been created by Executive Chef, Benjamin
Orpwood, formerly of Toko (Surry Hills and
Dubai).
The steaming Robata Grill serves a signature
collection of 15 skewers includivng chicken
hearts, pork belly and prawn yuzu kosho.
Daniel San is the only venue in the Southern
Hemisphere that offers all 3 Japanese beers
on tap – Kirin, Sapporo and Asahi.
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to
eat, meeting friends for dinner and drinks
or wanting to dance into the night– Daniel
San is the ideal Manly beachfront location
for a relaxed and fun experience.
Daniel San is located on Manly’s beachfront
underneath the Novotel Manly Pacific, only
a 5 minute walk from Manly Wharf, straight
down The Corso and a left turn once you
get to the beachfront.
danielsan.com.au | T 9977 6963
55 North Steyne, Manly, NSW 2095
@danielsanmanly
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Ideally placed between the ferry and
the beach, The Corso is like a big
outdoor mall and offers something
for every taste and budget, whether
you’re looking for fashion, souvenirs,
books or somewhere to stop and
watch the activity. Manly Market Place,
located in Sydney Road, is open every
Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm,
emerging gifts, fashion, design and
farmers produce.
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Discover the surrounding streets,
just metres off The Corso, you’ll come
across some wonderful little shops.
Explore Sydney Road’s fantastic
boutiques and stunning homeware
shops, take a wander down Pittwater
Road or Darley Road – even more
gift, fashion and surf stores are only
a few minutes away.
Surfing & active wear
A fantastic range of surfshops help
you find the perfect surfboard, wetsuit
or everything else you need to have
fun in the waves – our local surfshops
will have you covered (pages 61-66).
Patagonia (pages 62/63) offers a
great selection of high quality active
and surf wear and gear for you to get
ready for the next adventure.
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Fashion, gifts & Homeware
Looking for a present to take home to your
loved ones or something really special to treat
yourself? A touch of Europe is brought to you
by Nordic Fusion, specialising in Scandinavian
homeware, gift, fashion and jewellery brands
(see advert next page).
At Little Frenchy you will find ultra chic
eco-friendly kids and babies clothes, toys and
accessories imported from France (page 60).
Fine Art & Galleries
Aboriginal Dreamtime (pages 58/59) is sure to
have the authentic piece of Aboriginal Fine Art
you always wanted, along with a selection
of distinctive Australian gifts and souvenirs.
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Nordic Fusion is Sydney’s
favourite lifestyle store, located
in Manly, Bondi Beach, Mosman
and online. Showcasing beautiful
gifts, homewares and fashion
from across Scandinavia.
The innovative range of products is a
combination of traditional and timeless
classics to cutting edge new designs.
You’ll find amazing brands such as
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The store is unique and a must
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authentic contemporary art
and community craft
Aboriginal Fine Art
Prize winning Desert Art
The Aboriginal Dreamtime Fine Art Gallery specialises
in authentic Central and Western Desert Art. Their fine
art is sourced from highly acclaimed, prize winning
artists who are represented in private and public
collections, as well as encouraging emerging artists.
shopping
Genuine Didjeridoos
What is a Didjeridoo?
The “Didge” is a wind instrument originally found in
Arnhem Land, Northern Australia and is quite possibly
the world’s oldest musical instrument. It is made from
limbs and tree trunks hollowed out by termites (insects),
cut and cleaned out with a stick or hot coals. The
instrument produces a low-pitch, resonant sound with
complex rhythmic patterns and was originally used as
an accompaniment to chants and songs.
Hand Painted Artefacts
The meaning behind the Art
“In Aboriginal languages, there is not one definition
for the term art. Aboriginal art is our expression, our
culture, our living. An extension of our identity. Not
just an item for a wall or living room. Aboriginal art is
painting, sculpture, dance film making, photography
song writing etc.” Brenda Croft ñ Boomalli
Certificate of Authenticity
Supporting Indigenous culture
All fine art paintings are sold accompanied by a
Certificate of Authenticity, artist profile and are
supported by images of the artist with the work.
The Gallery encourages its customers and collectors
to be aware and concerned that aboriginal people
should directly benefit from sales.
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Little Frenchy
Stylish mums and tots beware!
Ultra chic children’s wholesaler, Little
Frenchy, has recently opened its first store
in Manly, bringing a welcome touch of
Paris to our seaside village. Caring for the
environment, Little Frenchy offer French
eco-friendly products made from organic
cotton, recycled paper and seaweeds.
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And it is hard not to be tempted by their
trés jolie range of imported French
clothes, toys and accessories for
babies and kids from some of
France’s best-loved children’s
brands including Coq en Pâte,
La Queue du Chat, Les Jouets Libres,
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Sunshine Surfing
Sunshine Surfing is the longest established Surf Shop in Manly,
founded in 1968. On offer is a wide range of boards for beginners
to experienced surfers at competitive prices. Whatever surfing
means to you or whatever your ability or budget is – Sunshine
Surfing has the equipment that will help you to learn, to advance
and even compete beyond your expectations. Cheapest board
hire in Manly just 100 metres back from the beach.
89 Pittwater Road, Manly, ph: (02) 9977 4399
www.sunshinesurfing.com.au
Activewear Brazil
Activewear Brazil brings high quality workout apparel to Manly
that has already been successful for years in Brazil and Europe.
The secret to great workout clothing is the Brazilian design, with
bright colours and the material called Supplex® that gives you
freedom of movement while you are looking great. On offer is a
great range of tights, tops, shorts and bikinis. Activewear Brazil
is the exclusive distributor for Pink Sun activewear.
Shop online: activewearbrazil.com.au
Gift cards available, free shipping Australia wide
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It is with mixed emotions that I return these
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service. I purchased them from your retail store
in Ventura and since then they have had a busy
and productive life.
They paddled rivers throughout Canada, Chile,
Sri Lanka and the States. Surf trips to India, Sri
Lanka, Indo, Aussie, Peru, Ecuador, all over Mexico,
and have spent way in excess of 60 months
accumulated in Southern Baja, where we live
1/2 time. It took years before they required any
maintenance, well and as you can see they have
a new ass end. A recycled beach umbrella has
done the job well. Also the material flap that was
hanging off for ages has now been sewn into
the butt end of another pair of (non Patagonia)
boardies that fell apart … so they still live on.
The cut and design of these are amazing, it is
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Aloha Manly Style
Aloha Manly Style is considered the core
surf store of the Northern Beaches, having
a range of surfboards and surf accessories
unrivaled anywhere in Australia! We pride
ourselves on our multicultural diversity.
As REAL surfers we understand the
importance in matching any surfer to the
right equipment to enhancing their surfing
ability! So come on down, have a look
around and share the Aloha spirit.
With over 1000 new and used boards in
stock, we are here to match the best board
to your ability and the waves you’ll be
surfing. From cheap 2nd handers through to
NASA designed state of the art technology,
we’ve got everything to suit. We also buy,
trade and consign quality 2nd hand boards!
Surfboard hire is also available.
One of the biggest changing developments
in the surfing world is the constant evolution
of surfing hardware. From new fin designs,
board bags, traction systems, legropes,
travelling apparel etc they are forever
changing and are all designed to enhance
your surfing and make life more practical.
If it works we’ve got it! We also carry an
extensive range of wetsuits for the freezing
cold right through to the warmer tropical
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conditions. No matter where you surf,
we’ve got you covered!
With all members of the Aloha family
dedicated surfers and having extensive
knowledge of the industry, from the
newest in surfboard technology to the
latest stats on the competition front, we
bring you a fun laid back atmosphere.
We are here to help you! Whether it’s
a specific board you’re after or just a
surf check, give the boys a yell and we’ll
point you in the right direction!
It’s the ALOHA MANLY STYLE way!
44 Pittwater Road, Manly
phone: (02) 9977 3777
facebook: alohamanlystyle
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> Heaps of Ex-Pro boards in sto
> Surfboard hire available
> Backpacker package
deals from $450
incl. board, cover,
leash, fins and wax
Over 1,000 new & used boards in stock
From beginners to experienced
Huge range of
wetsuits, accessories, skate & clothing
Repairs & rentals
Check us out
We’re the best, forget the rest
44 pittwater rd manly
02 9977 3777
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Check out Dripping Wet and let their
qualified staff help you get the most
from your next surfboard. At Dripping
Wet they have over 75 years of surfing
experience with all shapes and sizes
of surfboards.
With one of the largest ranges of
Mini Mals, longboards and Stand Up
Paddle boards on the Northern Beaches
you will easily find the best board. Let
them help you select the appropriate
shortboard template to maximise
your shortboard performance. Hundreds
of secondhand boards are in stock at
the most competitive prices plus they
have all the accessories you need.
From wetsuits, softboards, bodyboards,
legropes, deck grips, boardcovers, fins,
wax, GoPro cameras, boardshorts, girls
cossies, clothing, watches, sunnies – you
name it, they have it.
Manly beach
93-95 North Steyne, ph (02) 9977 3549
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Dripping Wet also hires
everything you need to
have fun in the waves.
From your avid learner to
experienced surfer, they
rent equipment for you
and your friends. Bring
a credit card or passport
for deposit and you’re on
your way. Secure lockers
for your valuables are
available at $2 per hour.
SURF
RENTAL
Malibu & Mini mals
1 hr
$20
2 hrs $30
4 hrs $40
day$60
week$180
bodyboards or
wetsuits
1 hr
$10
2 hrs $15
4 hrs $20
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week$60
Manly-Freshwater
World Surfing Reserve
With a century-long surfing heritage,
Manly is widely regarded as the
birthplace of surfing in Australia.
Manly was the site of Australia’s first legal bathing (1902),
hosted the first known body surfing contest in 1908 and
was the launch site of Australia’s first official surf patrol
boat (1907). The first recorded attempt to ride a surfboard
took place in 1912, when C. D. Patterson challenged the
waves on a solid board he imported from Hawaii.
In 1964, the first World Surfboard Riding Championship
was hosted in Manly. Local surfer Bernard ‘Midget’ Farrelly
won the men’s title and Phyllis O’Donnell the women’s.
Freshwater famously played host to Duke Kahanamoku’s
surfing demonstration in the Summer months of 1914-1915.
Perched high on the headland overlooking Freshwater
Beach is a monument to the man who brought the sport
of Surfing to Australia. The splendid bronze statue of the
legendary Duke Kahanamoku was donated and installed
by the Harbord Diggers Memorial Club in 1994.
In March 2012, Manly-Freshwater was honoured to
become the first World Surfing Rerserve in Australia and
the third in the world due to its outstanding surf breaks
as well as its rich surfing history and culture.
The Manly-Freshwater World Surfing Reserve stretches
over 4km from Harbord Point to Fairy Bower, including
Freshwater, Queenscliff, North Steyne, Manly and Shelly
Beach and Fairy Bower Point. Besides the many popular
beach breaks, it hosts the well-known Queenscliff
Bombora, Frenchmans Reef and the infamous Fairy Bower,
home to some of the largest waves ridden in Australia.
sup rental &
surftech boards
1 hr
$25
2 hrs $45
4 hrs $65
day$100
week$200
Credit Card or passport
held for deposit
secure lockers $2 per hour
Surfers at Queenscliff, 1953
photo: Manly Council Collection
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Learn Australian surfing style
Manly Beach is a popular destination for the learning surfer.
If you haven’t surfed before or you’d simply like to refresh
your skills and your knowledge about the beach, it is always
a good idea to take lessons at an accredited surf school.
Qualified surf instructors will show you everything you
need to know to get on your feet quickly, point out the
best and safest spots for beginners and how to behave
in the water to avoid dangers. Dropping in on other
surfers is probably the worst thing a learning surfer can
do. So, to be respected by other surfers make sure you
start by respecting them and follow standard rules.
Like any other sport, the key to learning is practice.
“Surfers’ Code of Etiquette” signs, shaped like
surfboards and complete with easy-to-follow
illustrations, placed at North Steyne Beach and the
boat shed at Queenscliff, outlining the basic “rules”
of surfing etiquette (see illustration to the right).
MANLY SURF SCHOOL
$120
Manly Surf School, located at North
Steyne Surf Club on the beachfront,
DAY TOUR
incl. 2 lessons
is Sydney’s largest surf school,
and lunch
conducting daily lessons with the
latest equipment provided. They also
offer Stand up Paddle “SUP” at Balmoral Beach
and Narrabeen Lakes. Day tours to Sydney’s beautiful
Northern Beaches, inclusive 2 lessons and lunch are
available for only $120.
COME AND SURF
THE BEST WAVES THE
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Registered/certified surf
school with qualified
instructors. Pick-up from
Manly or Sydney CBD.
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ONE DAY LESSON
$70
TEN LESSON PACK
$38/EACH
DAY TOUR
$120
4 DAY KIDS COURSE
$150
STAND UP PADDLE
GROUP LESSONS
$70
• Daily lessons 9am, 11am, 2pm
• Boards provided 6-9ft
• Wetsuits all sizes provided
• Lessons at multiple locations
• All ages, all levels
• Accredited professional
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beach safety
Safety Signs:
No swimming/
strong current
make sure you ...
• Always swim at places patrolled by lifesavers
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wim between the red and yellow flags, they mark
the safer and patrolled areas for swimming
Sharks
• Read and obey the signs
• If you are unsure of conditions, ask a lifeguard
Sharks
• Don’t swim directly after a meal
• Never swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Bluebottles/
Stingers
• Don’t swim at night
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ever run and dive in the water even if you checked
before, as water conditions can change quickly
beach safety
Surf craft
boundary area
SLIP on a shirt, SLOP on sunscreen, SLAP on a hat!
don’t panic when caught in a rip:
Stay calm, tread water or float, let the current take you. Raise one arm to signal for
help of a lifesaver. Don’t try to swim against the rip, float out and once you are behind
the breakers, swim across the rip, parallel to shore and back to the beach from there,
let the incoming waves help you to get back.
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manly – best location at any budget
Henry Gilbert Smith’s vision for Manly was of a
seaside resort – a place of fun and relaxation with
accommodation for all.
Manly offers a fantastic variety of accommodation types, all in great
locations near the beach, ferry or both.
Choose between premiere oceanfront hotels, luxurious studios and
suites with stunning harbour or ocean views, or beautifully appointed
apartments. Lodges, motels, hostels, guest houses and backpackers
offer a home away from home, with all budgets catered for, and
specific needs are met to ensure the ultimate beachside experience.
See pages 80-81 for our directory categorised into budget, midrange and top end accommodation options, and see page 82 for a
variety of accommodation along the Northern Beaches.
Manly Beach House
Manly Bunkhouse
For accommodation
along the Northern
Beaches see the map
on page 84.
Manly Surfside
Holiday Apartments
The Outback Lodge
accommodation
Manly Oceanside
Accommodation
Manly Guesthouse
Manly Ocean Royale Holiday Apartments
Manly Beachside Apartments
Manly Backpackers
Manly Paradise
Beachfront Motel & Apartments
Boardrider Backpacker
& Budget Motel
The Sebel
Manly Beach
FER
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Quest Manly
Fairlight
Gardens
Manly Seaside
Apartments
Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
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ExpEriEncE Manly in StylE
Enjoy the boutique
location of The Sebel
Manly Beach, found at
the southern end of the
famous Manly Beach.
Select from a wide
choice of accommodation
including studios and
apartments, then relax
and immerse yourself
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The Sebel Manly Beach
budget
Relaxed, casual and stylish boutique beachfront hotel in Manly offering
luxury studio to one and two bedroom apartment style accommodation.
mid-range
8-13 South Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 8866
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Manly
Paradise Beachfront Motel & Apartments offer
prime accommodation located right across the road
from Manly’s famous surfing beach, in the centre of
the vibrant and cosmopolitan shopping and restaurant
area and only a short walk to the ferry wharf.
The boutique Motel and Apartments feature flat
screen cable TV, air conditioning, undercover parking,
direct dial phones and wireless internet. The roof top
swimming pool and private sundeck is available for
guest’s exclusive use.
MAnly PArAdise
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motel & apartments
54 North Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, ph: (02) 9977 5799
fax: (02) 9977 6848, [email protected]
www.manlyparadise.com.au
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Manly Surfside Holiday Apartments offer a
range of superior executive, luxury and standard
apartments on the beachfront of Manly Beach.
Mystique
Bella Vista
Atlantis, Bella Vista, Mystique and Riveria
are the ultimate in beachfront living, with
a choice of luxury 2 and 3 bedroom apartments
and penthouse suites.
Apartment features include large living/dining
areas, extensive marble bathrooms and
en-suites, granite kitchens with European
appliances and luxury furnishings – most offer
unparalleled ocean views. Secure parking is
available with all apartments.
Enjoy the sunset from your deluxe outdoor
balcony entertaining area. Most of our standard
1 and 2 bedroom apartments are located along
the beachfront with water views or close to
the beach.
Whether on business or pleasure, Manly Surfside
Holiday Apartments offer a superb location
with the utmost in convenience and prestige.
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Atlantis
Riviera
Tariffs: Minimum 3 nights stay policy in all
apartments. Seasonal rates apply with special long
term prices available on application.
96 North Steyne, Manly NSW 2095
Ph: (02) 9977 2299, Fax: (02) 9977 2569
[email protected]
manlysurfside.com.au
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Manly Ocean Royale Holiday Apartments
69-74 North Steyne, Manly NSW 2095
Ph: (02) 9977 4444 Fax: (02) 9977 0316
www.manlyoceanroyale.com.au
www.manlyshores.com
Welcome to the Manly Ocean Royale, a resort style
complex comprising of self contained serviced
apartments overlooking Sydney’s iconic Manly Beach.
Whether your visit is for business, fun or relaxation,
our goal is to make your stay an enjoyable one.
accommodation
Manly Ocean Royale comprises of fully equipped
2 and 3 bedroom beachfront apartments all enjoying
spectacular beach and ocean views. Features include
a full sized heated pool and spa, sauna and a half size
tennis court with complimentary secure parking.
Manly Ocean Royale’s enviable location offers guests a
short level stroll to an international smorgasbord of
restaurants, bars, cafés and shopping. Manly Wharf is also
within walking distance; with a 30 minute ferry ride you
can enjoy the Sydney Harbour including Fort Denison,
the Harbour Bridge and the famous Sydney Opera House.
all prices on application
Quest Manly
54a West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095
Ph: (02) 9976 4600 Fax: (02) 9976 4699
[email protected]
www.questmanly.com.au
Quest Manly offers a mix of luxurious studio, one and
two bedroom serviced apartments. All come complete
with a kitchen or kitchenette, laundry and balconies.
Many of our one and two bedroom apartments boast
stunning harbour views, making us perfect for the
holiday maker to kick back or for the corporate traveller
to unwind after a long day.
The property has a gymnasium complete with sauna
which is available for all guests exclusive use.
Ideally located right opposite Manly Wharf, the iconic
Manly Ferry is less than a minute away, linking you
with Sydney’s CBD and it’s only a short stroll to Sydney’s
famous Manly surf beach.
all prices on application
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Manly Seaside Holiday Apartments
Manly Seaside Holiday Apartments offers
a great range of fully self-contained apartments
in different buildings around Manly – each of
them in walking distance to beach, harbour and
the Corso with a huge variety of restaurants,
bars and all attractions Manly has to offer.
accommodation
39 East Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095
Ph: (02) 9977 5213, Fax: (02) 9977 7062
[email protected]
www.manly-seaside.com
The apartments are situated at the beachfront,
the harbourfront or in the centre of Manly,
comprising of studios, one, two and three
bedrooms in a variety of styles from Standard to
Superior to cater for any taste or budget. Linen,
towels, television, parking, cooking and laundry
facilities are provided and the apartments are
serviced weekly.
The office is located centrally in Manly for
convenient check-in and key pick-up. For any
needs – they are just a phone call away. For
those arriving outside office hours (Monday –
Saturday: 9am – 5.30pm, Sunday and public
holidays: 9am – 3pm), there is an after hour
key pick-up location.
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Manly Lodge Boutique
Hotel – affordability
with a central location
Manly Lodge offers its guests a quiet,
clean, relaxed and homely place to stay
whether it be for a holiday or business trip.
Superbly located 100m to famous Manly
Beach and a few minutes walk to the ferry,
Manly Lodge is proud to offer best value
for money.
accommodation
A wide range of accommodation types
are available to suit most budgets:
Standard, Deluxe, Studio, One Bedroom
Suites and Family accommodation.
Manly Lodge employs a unique philosophy
of ethical business: all the best available
‘corporate’ discounts are available direct
to guests and are published on the website.
Manly Lodge is a completely non-smoking
boutique hotel, using 100% GreenPower
electricity.
Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
22 Victoria Parade, Manly NSW 2095
Phone: (02) 9977 8655
[email protected]
www.manlylodge.com.au
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Friendly and relaxed atmosphere
Discounts for medium or long stays available
100% non-smoking, 100% GreenPower electricity
Superb location – central yet quiet
Great value accommodation
the 25 daily serviced rooms include:
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Kitchenette with fridge, microwave
Free Wi-Fi (wireless internet)
Reverse cycle air conditioning and ceiling fans
Cable TV, DVD and telephone
Most rooms with spa bath
all prices on application
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Guests enjoy a healthy,
complimentary breakfast and fantastic
Lavazza coffee at the in-house café.
There is no parking on the property,
however, on-street parking permits are
available at the reception (subject to
availability).
Guests enjoy!
“... Thanks for a lovely stay, great location,
we’ll come again! ... it’s a really charming
little place.”
“... We had a wonderful time, very
relaxing and quiet ... see you next year”
“...Thanks for a great stay ... we loved the
room and you can’t beat the location.”
& Licensed Café, Bar & Bistro
& Licensed Café, Bar & Bistro
• 5 minutes walk to Manly Wharf
• 25 rooms with private ensuite,
kitchenette, free Wi-Fi
• Complimentary breakfast
• Air conditioning and ceiling fans
• 100 metres to famous Manly Beach,
central yet quiet
• Friendly and relaxed atmosphere
• Great discounts available for
medium or long stays
• Clean and reputable establishment
• 100% Non-smoking
Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
22 Victoria Parade, Manly, phone: (02) 9977 8655
email: [email protected]
www.manlylodge.com.au
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pet fri
accommodation
The Outback Lodge, located in a beautiful
tree lined street is one of Manly’s most
magnificent properties built in the early
1900’s and completely renovated to today’s
standards. This family owned and managed
group of properties provides modern,
comfortable, clean and affordable fully
furnished short and long stay or permanent
accomodation for singles, couples, families
or groups – perfect for holiday makers
to relax or for the weary business traveller.
A selection of studios and 1-2 bedroom
apartments all with ensuite and kitchenettes,
bedsits/private rooms with kitchenette
shared bathroom or “The Cottage”, a free
standing house – all at affordable rates.
Guests have a choice of different styles
in Standard or Executive apartments that are
affordable and provide a tranquil, peaceful
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Ph: (02) 9976 0414 or 0449 541 195
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environment, but only minutes to the ocean beach. All apartments
are stylishly furnished with plasma TVs and DVD player, bed linen,
towels and tea/coffee supplied. The Outback Lodge is pet-friendly,
has good laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi is available.
Book online: www.theoutbacklodge.com.au
TARIFF 2014/15
1 night
1 week
Studio apartments with ensuite/kitchenette (for 2)
from $ 95
from $550
1 bedroom apartments with ensuite/kitchenette (for 2)
from $ 120
from $600
Private rooms with kitchenettes, shared bathroom
from $ 80
from $400
Manly Beachside Apartments
Manly Backpackers
The largest, friendliest,
most fun-filled hostel in town!
Clean, comfortable studios, right by the
beach in the heart of Manly – Best value
for money in town.
29 Pittwater Road, Manly NSW 2095
Ph: 1800 662 500 or (02) 9977 3411
[email protected]
www.manlybeachsideapartments.com.au
Very well priced 2, 3 and 4 person studios conveniently
located in the heart of Manly. The regularly serviced
rooms are fully self-contained, consisting of a private
kitchenette, ensuite bathroom, TV and all of life’s little
luxuries to ensure a relaxing holiday by the beach.
All linen supplied.
all prices on application
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24-28 Raglan Street, Manly NSW 2095
Ph: 1800 662 500 or (02) 9977 3411
[email protected]
www.manlybackpackers.com.au
Conveniently located two blocks from
the beach, a two minute walk to
several bars and The Corso. The place
to party, chill out and enjoy beachlife.
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free bodyboards & surfboard rental
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Sydney Beachouse YHA
Rear 63 The Corso, Manly NSW 2095
Ph: (02) 9977 6077 Fax: (02) 9977 6299
[email protected]
www.boardrider.com.au
4 Collaroy St, Collaroy NSW 2097
Phone: (02) 9981 1177 Fax: (02) 9981 1114
[email protected]
www.sydneybeachouse.com.au
4-star Backpacker accommodation right in the heart
of Manly and only 80 metres to the beach. Disabled
facilities provided, along with 24 hour security cameras
and free WiFi. Large common room with views of the
beach, plasma television with FOXTEL and DVD player,
fully equipped kitchen and dining area and roof top
terrace with BBQ and water views.
Deluxe beachside hostel with
modern, award winning facilities
– the perfect base to e xplore the
Northern Beaches and the city.
Just a 15 min bus ride from Manly
(bus 155/156). Secure carpark, bike
hire and FREE use of surfboards.
Lots of local jobs for backpackers.
TARIFF TO
APRIL 2015
TARIFF TO
APRIL 2015
1 NIght
high
7 NIghts
High
1 NIght
PEAK
from $30
from $180
POA
twin/double
from $95
from$570
POA
twin/double
motel ensuite
from $115
from$690POA
family room
dormitory
Pittwater YHA
via Halls Wharf, Morning Bay NSW 2105
Phone: (02) 9999 5748, Fax: (02) 9999 5749
[email protected], www.yha.com.au
dormitory
1 NIght
high
7 NIghts
high
1 NIght
Peak
from $33
from $196 from $40
from $92
from$574 from $120
from $145
from$840 from $250
accommodation
Boardrider Backpacker & Budget Motel
Pittwater YHA is a gorgeous
hillside lodge nestled over
picturesque Morning Bay in
Ku-ring-gai Chase National
Park. Ideal for groups.
Kayak and picnic around the
bay. Bushwalk to lookouts,
aboriginal engraving sites
and waterfalls.
See native animals in their natural setting.
Try twilight sailing or just doing nothing! Activities
include bird watching, bushwalking and hiking,
canoeing and kayaking, fishing, sailing, swimming,
National Park, beach and wilderness.
TARIFF TO April 2015
1 NIght
weekend (FRi/SAt)
7 nights
dormitory
from $ 32.50
from
$ 65 from $ 227.50
twin/Double
from $ 78 from $ 156 from exclusive use
from $ 762
$ 546
POA
POA
YHA members receive at least 10% off standard rates
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accommodation Manly
Boardrider Backpacker & Budget Motel
4-star Backpacker accommodation right in the heart of Manly and only
80m to the beach. Roof top terrace with BBQ and water views. Free Wi-Fi.
Rear 63 The Corso, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 6077
[email protected], www.boardrider.com.au
Bunkhouse Manly
Affordable hostel in quiet location, 250m from the beach. Great facilities,
sunny backyard & free Wi-Fi. Each room with own shower, toilet and fridge.
35 Pine St, Manly NSW 2095, phone: 1800 657 122 (free) or (02) 9976 0472
[email protected], www.bunkhouse.com.au
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mid-range
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Fairlight Gardens Bed & Breakfast or Apartment
Tranquil accommodation in prime location with spectacular harbour views.
2 bedrooms available or self contained one bedroom apartment. Free Wi-Fi.
accommodation
66 Lauderdale Ave, Fairlight NSW 2094, ph: (02) 9948 3236 or 0434 239 969
[email protected], www.fairlightgardens.com.au
Manly Backpackers
The largest, friendliest, most fun-filled hostel in town. Located two blocks
from the beach, a two minute walk to several bars and The Corso.
24-28 Raglan St, Manly NSW 2095, phone: 1800 662 500 or (02) 9977 3411
[email protected], www.manlybackpackers.com.au
Manly Beach House Accommodation
Boutique guest house with single, double, twin, trio and family rooms,
within walking distance to the beach, The Corso and the ferry. Free Wi-Fi.
budget
mid-range
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budget
mid-range
top end
budget
mid-range
179 Pittwater Rd, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 7050
[email protected], www.manlybeachhouse.com.au
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Manly Beachside Apartments
budget
Clean, comfortable rooms, right by the beach in the heart of Manly, best
value for money in town. Self-contained, private kitchenette, bathroom, TV.
mid-range
top end
29 Pittwater Rd, Manly NSW 2095, phone: 1800 662 500 or (02) 9977 3411
[email protected], www.manlybeachsideapartments.com.au
Manly Guesthouse
Best value for money in budget accommodation. Clean, comfortable, private
rooms – recently refurbished, with shared facilities in a homely atmosphere.
mid-range
6 Steinton St, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 0884
[email protected], www.manlyguesthouse.com.au
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Manly Lodge Boutique Hotel
budget
Quiet, homely and relaxed boutique accommodation to suit all budgets.
Daily serviced rooms, complimentary breakfast at the in-house café.
22 Victoria Parade, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 8655
[email protected], www.manlylodge.com.au
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Manly Ocean Royale Holiday Apartments
Fully equipped 2 and 3 bedroom beachfront apartments with spectacular
ocean views. Heated pool, spa, sauna, tennis court and secure parking.
69-74 North Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 4444
www.manlyoceanroyale.com.au, www.manlyshores.com
Manly Oceanside Accommodation
Self-contained studio apartments, spa suites, oceanview rooms, budget motel
and dorm rooms. Less than 100m to the beach. Free Wi-Fi, off-street parking.
19 Pacific St, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 1774
[email protected], www.manlyoceanside.com.au
budget
mid-range
top end
budget
mid-range
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Manly Paradise Beachfront Motel & Apartments
Prime accommodation located across the road from Manly’s famous
surfing beach. Exclusive roof top swimming pool and private sundeck.
Absolute Beachfront
54 North Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 5799
[email protected], www.manlyparadise.com.au
Self-contained studio, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments at the beachfront,
harbourfront or central Manly, catering for any style, taste or budget.
39 East Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 5213
[email protected], www.manly-seaside.com
Manly Surfside Holiday Apartments
A range of superior executive, luxury and standard apartments on
the beachfront and harbour foreshore, most with superb ocean views.
96 North Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 2299
[email protected], www.manlysurfside.com.au
Quest Manly
Luxurious studio, one and two bedroom serviced apartments with
stunning harbour views, ideally located opposite Manly Wharf.
54a West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9976 4600
[email protected], www.questmanly.com.au
The Outback Lodge
A great selection of modern studios, 1-2 bedroom apartments, bedsits
or “The Cottage” house at affordable prices, close to beach/transport.
5 Smith St, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9976 0414 or 0449 541 195
[email protected], www.theoutbacklodge.com.au
The Sebel Manly Beach
Relaxed, casual and stylish boutique beachfront hotel in Manly offering
luxury studio to one and two bedroom apartment style accommodation.
8-13 South Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, phone: (02) 9977 8866
email: [email protected], www.thesebelmanlybeach.com.au
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mid-range
top end
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Manly Seaside Holiday Apartments
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northern beaches accommodation
Stay the night or a week – you will quickly
forget that you are less than an hour away from
the hustle and bustle of the Sydney CBD!
A good range of accommodation options is available along
the Northern Beaches – suitable for any budget: affordable
backpacker hostels, a caravan park, bed and breakfasts and
resort style holiday apartments, or even 4-star hotels with
all the comforts to enjoy the perfect beachside holiday.
The Quality Hotel Sands, located in the heart of the Northern
Beaches, is a stylish 4-star boutique hotel perfect for a beach
side escape, allowing you to unwind in comfort! The Newport
Arms, Sydney’s largest waterfront beergarden, also offers
accommodation
rooms to surprisingly cheap rates including a light breakfast.
Collaroy is a great spot for backpackers. A good base from
which to explore the area, surf, chill out, or settle in for a bit
longer – the staff at the YHA will help you find work easily.
If you’d like to be away from it all and enjoy the tranquility
of the bush, you will love Pittwater YHA’s amazing location.
Newport Arms Hotel
Escape to picturesque Pittwater, stay at Sydney’s most iconic pub – Australia’s
largest waterfront beergarden with 5 bars, 2 food outlets and 2 playgrounds.
2 Kalinya St, Newport NSW 2106, phone: (02) 9997 4900
[email protected], www.newportarms.com.au
Pittwater YHA
Georgeous hillside lodge nestled over picturesque Morning Bay in the
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Ideal for groups.
via Halls Wharf, Morning Bay NSW 2105, phone: (02) 9999 5748
[email protected], www.yha.com.au
budget
mid-range
top end
budget
mid-range
top end
Quality Hotel Sands Narrabeen
budget
The Quality Hotel Sands is a contemporary 4-star boutique hotel located
on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, perfectly located for a beach side escape!
mid-range
top end
1260 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen NSW 2101, phone: +61 2 9970 8578
[email protected], www.hotelsands.com.au
Sydney Beachouse YHA Collaroy
Modern, award-winning hostel a stone’s throw from Collaroy Beach.
Bike hire, free use of surfboards/snorkeling gear. Job network available.
4 Collaroy St, Collaroy NSW 2097, phone: (02) 9981 1177
[email protected], www.sydneybeachouse.com.au
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mid-range
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Job network available
plus unlimited FREE use of surfboards and snorkeling gear
* see coupon page 98, conditions apply
Sydney Beachouse YHA Northern Beaches
4 Collaroy St, Collaroy NSW 2097, ph (02) 9981 1177
sydneybeachouse.com.au
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❱❱ Casual dining at the famous Garden Bistro
❱❱ Modern Mediterranean dining à la carte
upstairs at Terrace on Pittwater restaurant
❱❱ Family friendly hotel overlooking Pittwater
❱❱ Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch & dinner
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highlights along the northern beaches
With a relaxed beachside ambiance and spectacular scenery, there are plenty
of ways to enjoy the coastline stretching from Manly to Palm Beach.
If you have a few days, hire a car and
MUST DO’s:
explore all this area has to offer – Manly
• See the Duke Kahanamoku statue
Car and Truck Rentals provides flexible
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Reef or Palm Beach
rental cars at competitive prices (see
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hiking and bike trails
Beaches and its outdoor delights: go for
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northern beaches
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amazing scenery
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Summer Bay (Home and Away)
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with West Head and The Basin
page 9). Immerse yourself in the Northern
a refreshing swim, a bushwalk or just kick
back and relax at one of the many scenic
spots along the way. Panoramic lookouts
such as Bilgola and West Head are ideal
for taking in the views.
Join a Flamin’ Galah tour to famous Palm
Beach for a chance to see your favourite
TV stars on the set of Home and Away.
Or how about a thundering Harley™ ride
along the coast with Sydney Thunder
Rides (see also page 18)?
Freshwater and Curl Curl are two popular
surfing beaches just north of Manly. It’s
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a fairly easy walk from Manly: simply follow
the path around Queenscliff headland
(or take the steps; the path requires some
climbing) and continue past the rockpool
at the northern end of Freshwater Beach.
COLLAROY
Take a small detour to see the Duke
LONG REEF
Kahanamoku statue on the headland near
PALM BEACH
NARRABEEN
LAKES STAND
UP PADDLE
the Harbord Diggers (for more information
on Manly’s rich surfing history see page 67).
A scenic boardwalk along the coast will
take you to Curl Curl Beach.
Dee Why and many of the other suburbs
along the coast have a good selection
of cafés and restaurants. Surfers will find
fantastic spots away from the crowds and
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suitable for most levels. Long Reef,
Collaroy and Palm Beach’s “Kiddies Corner”
are great for beginners.
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contemporary 4-star boutique
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beach side escape, allowing you to
relax and unwind in comfort!
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Enjoy a relaxing meal from our
extensive Bistro selection at the
Ocean Bar and Terrace. We offer
meals to suit all types of appetites
from porterhouse steaks to a light
sharing platter for two. Accompanied by a glass of wine or an ice
cold beer, we guarantee your taste
buds will not be disappointed.
The Sands Bistro offers plenty of
fresh, healthy options for the whole
family, incl. the kids. We are open 7
days a week for breakfast, lunch and
dinner. In addition, Friday through
to Sunday we offer an all day menu
available from both bar and bistro
area, along with a kids menu.
Narrabeen Lagoon is a quaint, peaceful
terrace. Combined with weekly specials,
spot perfect for stand up paddle boarding,
function facilities, stylish accommodation
swimming, kayaking and fishing. It’s also a
and a perfect location set in the heart
great place for a nature walk, a picnic or to
of the Northern Beaches, The Sands has
hire a bike and explore. See our map section
something for everyone.
photos: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW
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Mona Vale and Avalon are well known for
The Sands Hotel (see advert above) offers
great shopping and are suburbs which
great live entertainment bringing local and
typify the laid-back seaside atmosphere of
international talent to the Northern Beaches.
the Northern Beaches. A vibrant community
Relax in the ocean view lounge, enjoy casual
market is held the third Sunday of each
dining in the bistro, or live games out on the
month at North Narrabeen’s Berry Reserve,
Turimetta Headland and
Warriewood Beach
Avalon Headland
Narrabeen
Lagoon
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offering arts, craft, collectibles, homewares,
fashion, jewellery, food stalls and more.
Nestled right on the shores of Pittwater, the
iconic Newport Arms Hotel (see also page 85),
is the perfect place to meet with friends and
Scotland Island
family whilst enjoying a cold beer, delicious
pub fare and spectacular water views. It’s also
Good times at “The Arms”
a fantastic venue for events, for enjoying live
sport on the big screen, and famous for a
New Year’s Eve Party like no other. New to
“The Arms” are the Twilight Markets, held the
2nd Friday of each month – see also page 13.
Upstairs, the Terrace on Pittwater restaurant
offers an exquisite, modern à la carte dining
experience.
northern beaches
Why not catch a ferry from Church Point to
Aboriginal Art at West Head,
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Scotland Island and take in Pittwater by boat?
Enjoy a scenic cruise, take a picnic and relax
by the water or explore the Western Foreshore
of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The
Church Point ferry also visits Morning Bay
(Halls Wharf), which is the stop for the
gorgeous Pittwater YHA (see page 79). It’s a
great place for bushwalking and kayaking.
The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a
recreational favourite for locals and visitors
Lighthouse walk,
Palm Beach
alike. Enjoy breathtaking vistas at West Head,
explore significant aboriginal sites, hit the
mountain bike trails and visit The Basin,
a popular picnic and camping ground where
wildlife in their natural environment.
Arriving in Palm Beach, it feels like being
in a different world – welcome to paradise!
Have a picnic near the water, indulge in one
of the many restaurants and cafés, or simply
enjoy the scenery. A rough 1 km hike up to
the magnificent Barrenjoey Lighthouse takes
about an hour and promises amazing views
of the surrounding national park and coastline.
Lighthouse tours run every Sunday, call for
more information: (02) 9472 9300.
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you can see wallabies and other native
walking guide
Manly Scenic Walkway
with Sydney’s skyline in the background
Forty Baskets Beach
photo: Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW
Manly to Spit Bridge Scenic Walk (Manly Scenic Walkway)
HIghlights: T
he fishermen’s huts at Crater Cove, abandoned since the 1980s
and the secluded Reef Beach, also known as ‘Pirates Camp’
This walk is viewed by many as one of the most scenic
harbour walking tracks in the world, it contrasts old
and new Australia, taking you past modern harbourside suburbs juxtaposed with Aboriginal sites, native
coastal heath and pockets of sub-tropical rainforest.
Manly to Spit Bridge:
All flora, fauna, rock formations, Aboriginal sites and
historic structures are protected. Dogs are not allowed
in the National Park, however, there is an alternative
dog route. The walkway is well signposted with various
entry points and information boards along the way.
See pages 92/93 for a detailed map.
3.5 hours (7.2km)
Manly to North Harbour Reserve:
30 minutes (1.6km)
Manly to Clontarf Reserve:
Alternative Dog Route:
2 hours (7.2km)
Bus Manly to Spit (or reverse):
143, 144; Spit to Sydney (Wynyard)
or Wynyard to Spit: 169, 178, 180
walking guide
St. Patrick’s
Estate
3 – 4.5 hours (10km)
Manly Eastern Hill Heritage Walk
This walk will take you through the lush streets of the
Eastern Hill, where a history of planting and building has
resulted in streets of native fauna and federation homes.
Several beaches on its fringes can be visited.
The hill is a steep one, and there are some steps on the
walk. See the Scenic Walkway map on page 93 for a
walking route (marked in light blue). Beginning at East
Esplanade and finishing at South Steyne, the walk takes
up to 3 hours. It may also be completed in sections:
• Finish at Little Manly Point (return via Wood St)
• South Steyne to Shelly Beach and return
• From Little Manly Point take a shortcut via Darley Rd
to St. Patrick’s Estate (ICMS)
More info about this and other heritage walks: manly.nsw.gov.au
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Cabbage Tree Bay Coastal Walk
North Head
Views to Sydney’s city skyline and the harbour
(Fairfax Walk)
Cabbage Tree Bay Coastal Walk
walking guide
Starting at Manly Life Saving Club, South Steyne (at the southern
end of Manly Beach) and following the stunning ocean foreshore
to picturesque Shelly Beach, this walk is a Manly favourite.
Gain an insight into Cabbage Tree Bay’s unique marine life, plants,
animals, history and attractions by viewing the eco-sculptures at
the Shelly Beach end of the walkway. These sculptures embrace
the harmony and serenity of the surrounding natural beauty,
each of them represents a special feature of Cabbage Tree Bay.
Keep an eye out for water dragons basking in the sun.
This walk takes about 15 mins (30 mins from Manly Wharf),
is flat and suitable for people of all ages and abilities.
Shelly Beach to North Head Sanctuary
Combine this walk with the Cabbage Tree Coastal walk to experience Manly’s
diversity. Allow 1 hour from Shelly Beach (approx. 1.5 hours from Manly Wharf).
Rich in history, North Head was deemed a special
place by the Aboriginal people. It is home to
native animals including the locally endangered
long-nosed bandicoot. Apart from amazing views
and diverse flora and fauna, along the walk you
will encounter a sandstone wall built in 1880 and
WW2 gun placements.
From there you can take bus #135 back
to Manly Wharf or continue to explore
more of North Head Sanctuary (Gunners’
and Fairfax walk, see next page) or make
your way back to Manly Wharf via Collins
Beach (Spring Cove) and Little Manly
(2 – 2.5 hrs). See map on pages 92/93.
At Shelly Beach, take the steps leading up to the
car park at the top of Bower headland where
several viewpoints overlook famous surf breaks
and offer spectacular coastal views.
Follow the track through Parkhill Reserve, past the
“hole in the wall” and a “man-made lake”, a former
quarry site. Stay right and cross Blue Fish Drive
where a steel grid track leads to the North Head
Sanctuary and the Gatehouse Visitor Centre.
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Gunners’ Walk, North Head Sanctuary
Discover the natural beauty and military history of North
Head. Once a School of Artillery where Army gunners lived
and trained, the headland is now a sanctuary. Explore pristine
heathland, patches of rare banksia scrub and a hanging
swamp. Walking tracks lead to hidden vantage points
offering dramatic ocean vistas.
The walk takes about 1.5-2 hours, highlights include the many
flowering plants, diverse birdlife, military remnants and views
of the city, harbour and ocean. For more information and
a self-guided tour pick up a brochure from the Gatehouse
Visitor Centre (open daily, 10am – 4pm). Combine your walk
with a delicious brunch or afternoon tea at the Bella Vista
Café (open Mon– Fri: 9am– 4pm and Sat/Sun: 8:30am – 5pm,
see below) or grab a coffee, fresh juice and snack to go.
Authentic & modern Italian cuisine
Homemade traditional pasta
Panini antipasti and snacks
Premium coffee and pasticceria cakes
Fresh juices and smoothies
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Fairfax Walk
This 1km walk connects three lookouts and takes about 20 minutes, but we
recommend you allow plenty of time and bring a picnic — the views are amazing!
Ideal for families with children, the Fairfax Walk is also partially wheelchair accessible (some
steps are required to access one of the viewing platforms). The short sealed circuit track
starts at the end of North Head Scenic Drive and loops around the top of North Head,
offering dramatic cliff scenery looking out to the endless Pacific Ocean and majestic Sydney
Harbour. This walk is also very popular with whale watchers during the migration season
(from mid May through to November). Interpretive signs along the way provide information
about the whales.
Getting here: Bus #135 (3 times a day all the way to North Head)
By car: Take Darley Rd/North Head Scenic Drive (ticketed parking available at $4 flat rate, take coins)
Bike: Manly Bike Tours hires bikes from $15, a reasonable level of fitness is recommended (steep road)
Walk: Combine this walk with the Cabbage Tree and Gunners’ Walk (approx. 4–4.5 hrs for the full loop)
or walk up Darley Rd/North Head Scenic Drive (approx. 1 hr from Manly Wharf)
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Points of interest
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1. North Head / Fairfax Lookout
2. Blue Fish Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery
3. Quarry
4. Sandstone wall from 1880’s
5. Cabbage Tree Bay Coastal Walk
6. Manly Pathway of Olympians
7. Manly Art Gallery & Museum
8. Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
9. North Harbour Reserve
10. Wellings Reserve
11. Forty Baskets Beach
12. Reef Beach
13. Crater Cove
14. Tania Park
15. Crater Cove Lookout
16. Aboriginal Engraving Site
17. Grotto Point Lighthouse
18. Castle Rock Beach
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Walkway
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Café
19. Duke of Edinburgh Reserve
20. Clontarf Beach
21. Sandy Bay
22. Aboriginal Shell Midden
23. Fisher Bay
24. Ellery’s Punt Reserve
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