Manly and Northern Beaches
A wonderful half-hour ferry ride across the harbour from Circular Quay will take you to Manly.
MANLY is on a peninsula bounded by the Pacific Ocean and Sydney Harbour and from there it is an hour by bus past Sydney’s Northern Beaches to Palm Beach. Or drive via the Harbour Bridge and the A8. There are marinas, parks and cafes just before the Spit Bridge which crosses Middle Harbour.
FROM MANLY, travel by bus or take Pittwater Road (A8) and then Barrenjoey Road past Sydney’s picturesque Northern Beaches to PALM BEACH and Barrenjoey Head.
Along the way, COLLAROY BEACH and NEWPORT have ‘surf-side’ shopping, cafes, take-away, playgrounds and picnic areas. AVALON BEACH is a favourite for surf board riding and the nearby shopping centre is ideal for a coffee stop. Outdoor ocean pools along the northern beaches are at Collaroy, Dee Why, North Narrabeen, Newport and Palm Beach. Exploring beaches off the main road such as Queensciff, North Curl Curl, Dee Why, Bilgola and Whale Beach can be very rewarding experiences.
NARRABEEN LAKES is ideal for dinghy and catamaran sailing and the nearby North Narrabeen Holiday Park is a beach side caravan and camping area.
Photo Isuann L.
PALM BEACH is a traditional resort of the ‘rich and famous’ and is where much of the filming of the long running TV ‘soapie’ ‘Home and Away’ takes place. There are restaurants, cafes and specialty shops or just stroll along the beach. Walk the 1 km bush track to Barrenjoey Lighthouse on Broken Bay’s eastern headland and take in panoramic views up and down the coastline, over Broken Bay and PITTWATER.
MANLY VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
Manly Wharf, Tel: (02) 9976 1430
For ferry and bus timetable information call 131 500
Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park, 38 Lake Park Rd, (Off Pittwater Road) North Narrabeen
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