Manly, NSW 2095

A waterside playground bordered by both the sea and harbour, Manly offers up endless recreational possibilities.

One of Sydney's most iconic beaches, Manly was famously named by Captain Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, the Guringai tribe, stating that "their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place". 

Catch a few waves at renowned surf breaks along the main beach or discover the many idyllic coves and harbour beaches such as a picturesque Shelly Beach and Fairy Bower Beach.

Explore the national parkland of North Head, taking in magical views as you meander along its walking tracks past scenic lookouts and the heritage-listed former North Head Quarantine Station (now hotel accommodation). If you're feeling energetic, you might also want to embark on the Manly Scenic Walkway, passing magical harbour beaches and taking in spectacular vistas before finishing at The Spit Bridge.

A renowned tourist destination, Manly is also a highly desirable address, especially sought-after for its accessibility via ferry to the CBD. In fact, no trip to Sydney is complete without a ferry ride from Circular Quay to Manly, and locals who work in town are able to enjoy a pleasant daily commute to the office on the Manly Fast Ferry.

Manly has an eclectic mix of architectural styles. High-rise apartments, old and new, line the beachfront and harbourside, all clambering for the glorious view. Dotted around its Norfolk Island pine-lined streets you'll find everything from Federation bungalows and semis to luxurious contemporary mansions and Art Deco apartments. Its residents are equally as eclectic, with everyone from the uber-wealthy to young families and backpackers flocking here to enjoy the laidback, quintessentially Australian coastal vibe. 

In recent years Manly's dining and small bar scene has really taken off. Stalwart pubs such as the historic Hotel Steyne have been revamped to reflect a new clientele and more intimate drinking establishments have sprung up all around Manly, such as In Situ, Donny's and Hemingway's, a popular hangout with book-lined walls, craft beer, cocktails and ocean views.

As for cuisine, there's a huge multicultural array on offer, from fine dining to relaxed seaside fish and chip shops. Head to Chica Bonita for authentic Mexican, enjoy the moody, rustic atmosphere of Belgrave Cartel or the fashionable Sunset Sabi for fresh Japanese. Manly Wharf is a hotspot for locals and tourists alike, home to Justin Hemmes' upmarket Cantonese restaurant Queen Chow along with iconic Hugo's, serving up award-winning Italian with a sensational view. For lovers of craft beer, Manly's also become a hotspot for microbreweries. Be sure to check out 4 Pines Manly and Hawkesbury Brewing Co Tap House & Kitchen.

Manly's most recognisable building is undoubtedly the International College of Management. Built in 1885 as St Patrick's Seminary from stone quarried at North Head, this magnificent sandstone building with a six-level central bell tower enjoys a prominent hilltop position surrounded by 20 hectares of parkland.

Manly is said to be the place where the restriction on daylight sea bathing was first challenged in Australia. In 1902 William Gocher, clad in a neck to knee costume, swam at midday after announcing his intention to do so in the newspaper he had established (Manly and North Sydney News). He was escorted from the water by the police, no charges were laid and in 1903 Manly Council resolved to allow all-day bathing provided a neck to knee swimming costume was worn. A year later a surf club was formed and while there is debate about which club is the oldest, Manly Life Saving Club is one of the world's first. If the beach isn't your thing, you can always swim a few laps at Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Swim Centre.

Guildea Real Estate Agents have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to both sales and property management in Manly, so feel free to ask us what we love most about the area.

 

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K-6
Farmhouse Montessori School, North Head
Independent primary school in Manly
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K-12
Headland Montessori ELC
Independent combined school in Manly
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K-6
St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Independent primary school in Manly
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St Paul's Catholic College
Independent secondary school in Manly
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Stella Maris College
Independent secondary school in Manly
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Stella Maris College Benedict Campus
Independent secondary school in Manly
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Headland Montessori ELC
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Ivanhoe Park Pre-School
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Kid City Kindergarten
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Manly Community Pre-School
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Manly Noah's Ark Child Care Centre
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Pine Street Kindergarten (Manly)
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K-6
Manly Village Public School
Public primary school in Manly
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Special
Royal Far West School
Public special school in Manly

Amenities in Manly


Education

  • Independent Schools
  • Public Schools
  • Early Childhood
  • K-12
    Headland Montessori ELC
  • K-6
    Farmhouse Montessori School, North Head
  • K-6
    St Mary's Catholic Primary School
  • 7-12
    St Paul's Catholic College
  • 7-12
    Stella Maris College
  • 7-12
    Stella Maris College Benedict Campus
  • K-6
    Manly Village Public School
  • Special
    Royal Far West School
  • Daycare
    Headland Montessori ELC
  • Daycare
    Kid City Kindergarten
  • Daycare
    Manly Noah's Ark Child Care Centre
  • Daycare
    Pine Street Kindergarten (Manly)
  • Pre Sch
    Ivanhoe Park Pre-School
  • Pre Sch
    Manly Community Pre-School
Distances are calculated in a straight line from the suburb centroid, and as such may not reflect actual travel distance. Source: Acara Australian Schools List

Transport

  • Bus Services
  • Ferry Services
  • 141
    Manly to Austlink via Seaforth and Frenchs Forest
    Forest Coach Lines
  • 142
    Manly to Allambie Heights
    State Transit
  • 144
    Chatswood to Manly via St Leonards
    State Transit
  • 144N
    North Sydney to Manly (Night Service)
    State Transit
  • 150X
    Milsons Point to Manly (Express Service)
    State Transit
  • 161
    Manly to North Head (Loop Service)
    State Transit
  • 162
    Manly to Seaforth
    State Transit
  • 165X
    City Wynyard to South Curl Curl (Express Service)
    State Transit
  • 166
    Manly to Frenchs Forest via Dee Why Beach
    State Transit
  • 167
    Manly to Warringah Mall via South Curl Curl
    State Transit
  • 170X
    City Wynyard to Manly (Express Service)
    State Transit
  • 172X
    City Wynyard to Warringah Mall via North Balgowlah (Express Service)
    State Transit
  • F1
    F1 Manly
    Sydney Ferries
  • MFF
    MFF Manly Fast Ferry
    Manly Fast Ferry
Only routes with a service point within the suburb's official boundaries are included in this list. Source: TfNSW Complete Timetable

Local Parks, Clubs & Facilities

Art Galleries

  • Manly Art Gallery And Museum
  • Raglan Gallery

Beaches

  • Collins Beach
  • Fairy Bower Beach
  • Little Manly Beach
  • Manly Beach
  • North Steyne Beach
  • Quarantine Beach

Clubs

  • Manly Bowling Club
  • Manly Civic Club
  • Manly Rugby Union Club

Community Facilities

  • Drummond House
  • Manly Lawn Tennis Club
  • Manly Slsc
  • North Steyne Slsc
  • Queenscliff Slsc
  • William Street Studios

Golf Course

  • Manly Golf Course

Headlands

  • Blue Fish Point
  • Cannae Point
  • Federation Point
  • Little Manly Point
  • Manly Point
  • North Head

Historic Sites

  • Old Gun Emplacements
  • Old Quarantine Station

Library

  • Manly Library

Lookout

  • Fairfax Lookout North Head

Medical Centres

  • Manly Community Health Centre
  • Manly Early Childhood Centre
  • Parkhill Cottage Day Centre
  • Pittwater Road Community Health Centre
  • Sydney Road Community Health Centre

Museum

  • North Fort

Nursing Home

  • Uniting Wesley Heights Manly

Parks

  • Bower Street Reserve
  • Dalley Park
  • Gilbert Park
  • Graham Reserve
  • Hinkler Park
  • Ivanhoe Park

Places of Worship

  • Anglican Church
  • Catholic Church
  • Congregational Church
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Salvation Army Church
  • Uniting Church

Swimming Pools

  • Baths
  • Fairy Bower Rock Pool

Swimming Pool Facility

  • Manly Andrew Boy Charlton Pool

Transport Interchange

  • Manly Bus Interchange

Wharf

  • Manly Wharf

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Manly19/11 Addison Road
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Manly3/53 Kangaroo Street
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Manly174 Pittwater Road
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Manly4/6 Wood Street
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