Walk and enjoy the scenery

Enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the harbour and walk down to Manly, 15 – 20 minute stroll from Fairlight Gardens and enjoy the view of the Manly Scenic Walkway or maybe you would prefer a one of the manly walking tracks:

Cabbage Tree Bay & Shelly Beach Walk

Eastern Hill Heritage Walk

Harbour to Hawkesbury Walking Track

Heart of Manly Heritage Walk

Heritage Plaques Walk


The Hop, Skip & Jump community buses are a free bus service initiative provided by the Manly Council in an effort in making a significant improvement to our environment.

The Hop, Skip & Jump community mini buses run on 3 different routes 7 days a week. The bus routes interchange is at the Stockland Shopping Centre in Condamine Street Balgowlah and circulate Manly, Seaforth, Balgowlah Heights and to North Balgowlah and back every half hour.  There are numerous stops along the route making it very convenient for all the local residents.

The operating times and routes of each service are shown in timetable and route maps. pdf format Hop Skip & Jump Timetable (2.89 MB) or for more details visit their website.

Public Transport

Our NSW Transport Authorities have a great website that allows you to plan your next trip.  It provides you with travel options using their Trip Planner .  Trip Planner is an interactive trip adviser assisting you to get around Sydney by walking, using train, bus, ferry or light rail efficiently and stress free. It gives you options such as fastest, least walking required or minimal transport changes to arrive at your destination and also provides departure times and ticketing information.

Planning your next outing could not be easier to get around. It’s fast, free and easy to use!

Manly Ferries

Manly Ferry have been transporting commuters to and from the city centre to iconic Manly since 1855. The 30 minute trip is relaxing and gives everyone an opportunity to see the beautiful Sydney Harbour in all its glory.  See famous landmarks, marine life, ocean liners, yachts and boats sail our spectacular harbour and enjoy the ocean views.

Manly ferries depart every 30 minutes, the fast ferry every 15.  For timetables and more information clink on the links below.

Manly Ferry

Manly Fast Ferry

Airport Shuttle

Travel in the comfort in a 14 seater air-conditioned mini bus with a team of experienced drivers who provide a continuous service to the airport 7 days per week.

Book and pay online with a minimum of 24 hours notice. The Airport Shuttle will confirm your pick up details within hours of receiving your booking online.

Regular services every day to and from the Northern Beaches to the Airport
commence from 4am until 10.00pm (flights after those hours need to be checked for availability).
To make a booking click here