Manly activities

  1. Reef Beach

    Reef Beach offers the chance to kick back in your own hometown, even if it’s only for an afternoon. This pretty spot, tucked away at Dobroyd Head, has incredible views across Sydney’s North Harbour to Manly. Make it a pit stop while walkin…

  2. Joel Coleman Gallery

    Joel Coleman has built his life and reputation on the art of capturing moments of exquisite beauty and timeless emotion in the world around him. His award-winning photography has taken him across oceans and continents as he continues to p…

  3. Manly Bike Tours and Hire

    Manly Bike Tours offers Sydney's cheapest bicycle hire, and with a large fleet of mountain bikes, cruisers, tandems and kid's bikes they can cater to any of your needs. Cycling is the ideal way to explore one of Sydney's most beautiful co…

  4. Fairfax walk

    The Fairfax walk offers superb views and an enjoyable, gentle walk. This short paved track starts at the end of North Head Scenic Drive and then loops around the top of North Head. Its circuit connects three lookouts which provide the kinds…

  5. North Head

    The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, it’s a re…

  6. 4 Pines Brewing Company

    Savour award-winning handcrafted beers brewed at 4 Pine Brewing Co. in Manly, home to Sydney’s famous Manly Beach. You can also discover how 4 Pines makes its craft beers on a tour of the microbrewery, which overlooks Manly Wharf on Sydney …

  7. Manly Beach

    In company with Bondi, Manly Beach is Sydney’s most iconic strip of sand, named by the State’s first governor Arthur Phillip in 1788 for the impression made on him by “the confidence and manly behaviour” of the area’s Aborigines. The s…

  8. Freshwater Beach

    A stunning family beach wedged between two headlands, Freshwater is a short walk north from Manly. A coastal walk further north will take you to Curl Curl. The north headland provides excellent protection from the summer nor'easter, and…

  9. Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head

    Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head offers fantastic views over to North Head and South Head and the expansive Pacific Ocean. Named in honour of Aboriginal man Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal man to live among European settlers, the lookout is…

  10. Manly Kayak Centre

    Manly Kayak Centre has been on Sydney Harbour since 1990 and is proud to be able to provide the most diverse range of aquatic products and services in Sydney. Whether you rent a single or a double kayak to paddle the pristine waters of No…

  11. Manly Dam

    Manly Warringah War Memorial Park, known as Manly Dam, has a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna. It's great for picnics by the water and is renowned for mountain biking and water skiing. Attractions include a self-guided walk that hig…

  12. Fairy Bower Pool

    Located along Marine Parade is the lovely Fairy Bower Pool. It is triangular in shape and the sculptures that sit along the rock edge are known as 'The Sea Nymphs' or 'The Oceanides', were created by Helen Leete. Built by local residents i…

  13. North Head Sanctuary

    Right in Manly's backyard is North Head Sanctuary - Sydney's secret getaway. There are over 10 kilometres of easy walking tracks to explore. Start at Shelley Beach and walk through virtually untouched bushland with superb harbour views b…

  14. Seaforth Oval to Natural Bridge Track

    Seaforth Oval to Natural Bridge track is a scenic walk that’s full of history, but that’s not all that’ll get your pulse racing. The descent into Bantry Bay via the Timber Getters track is difficult and steep. About halfway down it crosses …

  15. Sydney Thunder Rides

    Sydney Thunder Rides offer guests a thrilling tour of Sydney and the beaches, taking in the sites on the back of a rumbling Harley-Davidson motorcycle. They supply helmets and jackets and professional, accredited riders ensure your experie…

  16. Garfish Manly

    Our philosophy is simple: we serve the best seafood, you choose how you’d like it prepared. Grilled, spiced or wood roasted, with a garnish of your choice, we also offer a varied wine list so you can add a perfectly matched drop to your mea…

  17. Grotto Point Lighthouse

    If you’ve ever dreamed of the life of a lighthouse-keeper, why not visit the historic Grotto Point Lighthouse and imagine what it’s been like to live and work there? This active beacon, located on a rocky headland near Dobroyd Head, lights …

  18. Pilu at Freshwater

    Two hatted fine dining restaurant Pilu at Freshwater is placed on Sydney's iconic Freshwater Beach and encapsulates the essence of Sydney's Northern Beaches. Acclaimed celebrity chef Giovanni Pilu creates a NSW produce inspired Italian menu…

  19. Cabbage Tree Bay

    Cabbage Tree Bay is an aquatic reserve that aims to protect marine life. It covers an area of approximately 20 hectares, from the southern end of Manly Beach, including the rocky shores and beaches, to the northern of Shelly Beach. Recreati…