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Manly is a small peninsula, bound by Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. It has a diversity of special environments and ecosystems, including North Head, Manly Lagoon, Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, escarpments and Manly Beach. Manly is renowned globally for its beautiful beaches, scenic walkways, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and wonderful attractions. Manly is known for combining the best that Sydney’s has to offer with a relaxed village feel. A 30 minutes ferry ride from the inner city, Manly is an oasis and has has everything you need for a unforgettable holiday.
Manly beach is just a 5-minute walk along the Corso from Manly Wharf. The oceanfront promenade is lined with the iconic Norfolk Island pine trees. This long stretch of beach is a combination of Queenscliff, South Steyne, North Steyne and Manly beaches. Away from the beach, there are plenty of things to see and do including water activities, getting close and personal with marine life, expeditions, tours, museums, markets and sports activities to name a few. For more information visit Local Attractions.
You can explore Manly on foot or bike with plenty of scenic pathways to select from. Enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the harbour or the bushland surrounding Fairlight Gardens including it flora and fauna. Witness the wildlife such as wallabies, bandicoots, possums, quolls, echidnas, as well as a variety of reptiles, amphibians and bird life. To learn more about the biodiversity and endangered populations, including Little Penguins, Long Nosed Bandicoots, Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub Ecological Community, and the Duffy’s Forest Ecological Community that Manly supports view the Manly Council website.