I always take a bottle of fresh water with me when I'm out and about in Manly and on a hot day it doesn't take long to use a small bottle of Fresh cold water...Here in manly they have "Water Stations..here it is possible to "refill" your bottle free with lovely cold fresh filtered water.I have not seen this anywhere else that I have ever travelled. What a great idea!!!
Another thing that is good in Manly is when you come from the surf there are lovely "Free"cold fresh water showers to be had ....Nothing like a shower after a swim on a really hot day also get to wash off all that sand.
Other great ammenities to be found are an abundance of public toilets ...unlike many places you wont have to go far to find one if you need one...sometimes really important.!!especially if you have children with you.. The toilets are usually in a very clean and hygenic condition..Many o/seas friends have mentioned to me how good the toilets are in Sydney..
Most of the surf clubs ahve change rooms with showers and some with security lockers...check them out!!
When enjoying Manlys lovely beaches Please leave them clean..Locals really love their beaches and do not like to see visitors leaving their rubbish behind..Most people do not realise that hefty fines apply for littering and are enforced.
Everyone loves to go to a lovely clean beach and mostly this is the case but unfortuneatly sometimes there are the minority that think everyone is there for them..Most councils now have different designated bins for recycle, and also for paper and rubbish waste.
Smoking is no longer allowed on Sydney beaches and hefty fines apply...so the only butt on the beach is yours..Please help by keeping our beaches clean....We love 'em.
Take ALL your rubbish with you when leaving the beach.
Donot bring glass in any form to the beach. Broken glass and little feet don't go togeather..
Do not bring alcohol to the beach.
Respect other peoples area on the beach.
Swim safely and beware of your surroundings.
Take notice of ALL safety signs on the beach..
Have a great and safe day at the beach
Swim ONLY between the safety flags.
WEBSITES for accommodation.
www.ourmanly.com.au - manly web page
www.manlyparadise.com.au - apartments
www.manlybeach.stays.com.au - houses
www.raywhitemanly.com.au - real estate agent
www.manlysurfside.com.au - hotel rooms and apartments
www.steynehotel.com.au - pub
www.grandesplanade.com.au - apartments
www.sydneybeachouse.com.au - backpackers
www.sydneybeachostels.com.au - backpackers
www.boardrider.com.au - backpackers
www.mirvac.com.au - sebel hotel
www.accor.com.au - Manly Pacific Hotel
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 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