Manly Bungalow

64 Pittwater Road, Manly, 2095, Australia

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Liz and I on our way to Manly (March 2010)Liz and I on our way to Manly (March 2010)

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do you live in Manly, Australia?

by lalasoa

If so, would it be possible for you to describe me a little your town?how much does it cost to live there?Is it easy to find a job?etc..
I plan to spend a few months in Manly or even a year but i m a french student and don' t konw much about this town and about living in Australia.

Re: do you live in Manly, Australia?

by laughingsun69

HI ive lived in manly although i dont now ,but the experience is still fresh in my mind .Manly is fairly commercailized although it also has a cool hip surfy vibe about it as well ,generally rent wouldnt be much more than anywhere else in sydney and you can find accomadation to suit anyones needs from backpacker type hostel accomadation to share type with others or a house or apartment depends what your after check out
go to the rental section and although it might not have alot in the manly area you will get an idea on prices other suburbs close to manly im talkin a stones throw distance are fairlight, harboard,queenscliff.balgowlah,manlyvale you might consider these aswell as brookvale or dee why all of these including manly are well set up with public transport to anywhere in sydney for work purposes and are all close to the beach .Theres plenty of work in most people that live in manly on a whole travel else where to get to there jobs although there would be work in manly aswell just have a visa and youll do fine sydneys great for casual work .Living in Australia id recommend it to anyone ,its safe its fun its friendly its different ,winters coming now and it does get a little chilly but not much under 10' celsius its mild climate in winter
good luck ,

Re: do you live in Manly, Australia?

by Lainey04

Just thought I would mention there is also a Manly in Brisbane, Australia. Do you know which it is you are planning on visiting?

Re: Re: do you live in Manly, Australia?

by lalasoa

i was thinking of Manly, the suburb of Sydney. Actually, i m also planning of visiting a large part of Australia, guess i'll go to Manly, Brisbane too...

Re: do you live in Manly, Australia?

by elizamanda

Manly isn't a town but a suburb. It is just a ferry trip (20 minutes) from the city. There's a nice beach with many shops and restaurants,it has a nice atmosphere.To share an apartment in Sydney is about $ 180.00 a week. Food will probably cost about $50.00 to a $100.00 a week for your shopping. A meal in a restaurant is about $15 to $50. Bus tiket is about $20.00 a week. We are happy to help you. We love our city.

Travel Tips for Manly

Tourist Information Booth!

by saraheg77

Just as you get off the ferry in Manly, this information booth is ideally located to give you all the information you need! Just as you step outside the wharf, you will see this booth to your right. They have every brochure you could need for your stay in Manly! Plus, there are people there to answer any questions you have, so make this your first stop when you get to Manly! From my balcony where I am staying in Manly for a week, I have a lovely view of the wharf and the beaches and even this nice little tourist information booth. :) Also, Manly is a great place to stay for your trip to Sydney. Accommodation is a bit cheaper here than in Sydney and Sydney is a short 20 minute ferry ride away!

Manly Festivals.

by Openseas

Manly Festivals - (some events can be subject to change)

Manly Heritage Festival - April

Manly food and wine festival (June 4th - 5th)

Guringai Festival - Aboriginal culture ( July)

Manly Arts Festival - September

Manly International Jazz Festival – October Long Weekend.

Carols By Candlelight - December

New Years Eve Celebrations - Fireworks on the beach and DJ music

Sydney - Aboriginal Hertiage.

by Openseas

The Indigenous people lived in Sydney, for at least 40,000 years before James Cook discovered the East Coast of Australia. There are three main language groups, the Dharug, Kuringai and Dhararawal.

They belonged to many clans including the the Gadigal, Wangal, Wallumedegal, Boromedegal, Gamaragal, Borogegal, Birrabirragal and Gayamaygal.

In Sydney alone, Sydney Harbour and the surrounding suburbs and through our national parks, we have more indigenous art than any other city in the world. Sydney has plenty of Aboriginal sites mostly found on painted sandstone rocks. Here is a small list where some can be found.

1. Bondi - Bondi Golf Course, and on the Bondi to Coogee walk. The engravings can be found at the cliff's edge, next to the footpath and also at MacKenzies Point.

2. Manly - Along the Manly Spit walk at Dobroyd Head

3. Bundeena - Through the National Park .Archaeologists believe that up to 900 Dharawal lived around Port Hacking prior to white invasion.

4.Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - The Hawkesbury River.

5. Blue Mountains - Red Hand Cave

6. Leichhardt - The only known Aboriginal sites within Leichhardt, eight altogether, are located in two areas: at Callan Point within the grounds of Rozelle Hospital.

Most of our suburbs names were actually already named by the Indigenous people but the European names were preferred. For example:

1. The Rocks - Talla-wo-la - dah
2. Darling Harbour- Tumbalong
3. Woolloomooloo - Waalamool
4. Bennelong Point - Opera House - Jubgarlee and Djubuguli
5. Sydney Cove - Cadi
6. Royal Botanical Gardens - Cookaroo
7. Fort Denison - Mattewanyee
8. Pymont - Pirrama
9. Kirribilli - Kiarabily
10. Macquarie Chair - Yuron

Manly in April

by ATXtraveler

We brought 7 bags between the two of us, but this is only because we are moving for 2 years! I was fine in shorts and short sleeved shirts, however Sarah has had a sweater on for most nights. The weather is beautiful in April! I would probably bring an extra roll of toilet paper with you... its not all that soft round here! I think the photo equipment goes without saying. If you do not take pictures of where you have been, why are you travelling!

Manly Oval.

by Openseas

You can often catch a game of Rugby or a game of cricket at Manly Oval.

Its a popular venue for many sports and well worth your effort to check-out if a game of footy happens to be on whilst visiting Manly.


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