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    Manly Scenic Walkway, Sydney
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    Manly Scenic Walkway, Sydney
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    Manly Scenic Walkway, Sydney
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    Manly Scenic Walkway

    by cal6060 Written Jul 17, 2011

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    Manly Scenic Walkway, Sydney
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    There are many reasons people go to Manly. People go there for surfing, shopping, dinning, picnic, or walk along the coast or Sydney Harbour National Park.

    I took a 30-minutes ferry ride from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf . It was a natural beautiful scenery during the ride. This was the way to see Sydney. When I arrived Manly, I walked to the beach and there were many people swimming and surfing during the winter month. Then I continued wondering around, and saw this beautiful outdoor shopping district " The Corso".

    I picked up a Manly Scenic Walkway map from the Manly Visitor Central outside the wharf. I started walking along the coast. It took 4 hours walk between Manly to the Spit Bridge. I highly recommend this walk as you will see many different views and life of the people there. From the Spit Bridge, I took the bus to City Centre.

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    Manly Beach

    by bkarjee Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Lovely Pine Trees along Manly Beach
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    Manly is located just above the North Head on the northern mouth of the harbour on the Sydney Map. The main road (North Steyene Road and the South Steyene road ) running along the beach is a busy street, lined with shops, cafes, pubs, and the more popular Fish and Chips shop. The south Side of the beach is recognized by a single row of very tall Norfolk Pine trees lined along the beach and gives a beautiful appearance to the beach.

    How to reach
    Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly wharf (it is available every 30 mts). From the ferry station, just walk along Wentworth street and you will be on this beach. It will take around 10 mts.

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    Manly Beach

    by keeweechic Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Manly is a peninsula, bounded by the sea on three sides, northeast of Sydney across the harbour and very popular with locals and tourists.

    Plenty of cafes and ice cream parlors. In summer it is crowded with beach dwellers and buskers entertaining.

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    Manly Pathway of Olympians

    by cjg1 Written Jan 1, 2011

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    The Manly Pathway of Olympians is a series of plaques commemorating great Olympians who hail from the Manly area. There are 80 plaques for now that span 100 years of Olympic games. The plaques list the name of the Olympian, sport, year and location of Olympic game.

    This is one of those attractions that we had walked by several times before during our visits to Manly but never noticed until our November 2010 trip.

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    Manly (or Manly Ferries)

    by ValbyDK Updated Oct 19, 2008

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    This tip is actually more about the Manly Ferries than Manly itself. We only hang out at a restaurant/bar near the Manly Wharf, so we didn't see much of Manly.

    It takes 30 minutes from the Circular Quay to Manly. On the trip you will pass The Harbour Bridge, The Opera House and get a good view of the Sydney Harbour. Wait until it gets dark before you go back, and you'll have an amazing view of The Harbour Bridge and The Opera House - with their night-time lighting.

    I think this is a must do for visitors in Sydney.

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    Manly Beach

    by Openseas Updated Oct 8, 2007

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    Manly Beach

    5s3Manly is easily accessible by ferry or jetcat operating from Circular Quay(city)to Manly Wharf, the short walk up the Corso leads to the ocean beach.

    Surrounded by the ocean and harbour on three sides, Manly is unique with its 18 small cove harbour and ocean beaches it lays peacefully as a peninsula with stunning and breathtaking views. Now a major tourist beach resort with million dollar homes it has become one of Sydney’s most popular beaches and International destination for overseas travellers.

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    Manly

    by Ze_Succubus Written Apr 2, 2007

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    One of the beaches at Manly
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    Don't skip Manly. It's like a seaside playground for the rich. It's slightly posh, a lil old english country side and quite different from Bondi.

    I didn't get to spend much time in Manly, was only there for the afternoon but I will be re-visiting and spending a night so I can visit the many many beaches it had to offer.

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    Manly Beach

    by Marlfox Updated Mar 22, 2007

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    Surf on the northside
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    This is my favourite beach in Sydney. Easiest way ti get there is the ferry- Dock 3 from round the corner from the opera house.

    Its about $13 for a day return. When you get accross to Manly, you walk through a ittle row of shops, including all the surfing brands and some nice little pubs.

    The beach is long, has about 8 volleyball courts, a surfing end, and a swiming end. Us being brave and stupid ran straight into the water in the middle and waded out- then wondered why noone else was in the water there. Then we remembered- bluebottles!! These are little jellyfish that sting like hell for an hour afterwards- but nothing can be done to alter it. If you go in the swimming or surfing section there are no jellyfish tho, so dont worry.

    Oh yeah- lot of tourist girls seem to have surfing lessons, and they tend to be rubbish and fall of- worth wandering up that end for a look :p

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    MANLY FERRY

    by wanderingbilly Written Oct 14, 2006
    RIDE THE MANLY FERRY
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    ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS TO DO WHILE IN SYDNEY IS TO TAKE ONE OF THE OLD FERRYS OUT TO MANLY BEACH. NOT ONLY DO YOU GET TO RIDE ON A FAMOUS SYDNEY ICON BUT YOU ALSO GET TO SEE SOME OF SYDNEY'S SIGHTS ON THE WAY, LIKE THE HARBOUR BRIDGE THE OPERA HOUSE AND THE WHOLE CITY SKYLINE SO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR CAMERA AT THE READY.
    THE FERRY RIDE LASTS ABOUT 30 MINUTES SO GET A GOOD SEAT UPSTAIRS OUT IN THE OPEN AND ENJOY THE RIDE. WE MADE THIS TRIP QUITE A FEW TIMES WHILE WE WHERE IN SYDNEY BOTH DURING THE DAY TO GO TO THE BEACH AT MANLY AND AT NIGHT TO TRY THE BARS AND RESTAURANTS THAT MANLY HAS TO OFFER. SO WHEN YOU GO TO SYDNEY REMEMBER TO MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE MANLY FERRY AND RIDE A TRUE SYDNEY LEGEND.

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    Ferry trip to Manly Beach

    by Joseph69 Written Aug 14, 2006

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    Board a ferry at Circular Quay, and enjoy the 30 minute trip to Manly wharf. You will pass the sites of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and all the suburbs sprinkled along the eastern part of the harbour.

    Once at Manly, it's a short 5 to 10 minute walk to Manly Beach. It's a nice day out. There are plenty of restaurants at Manly to satisfy your taste buds, and you can enjoy a swim or just enjoy the view out to sea.

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    Manly beach

    by plant_girl Written Apr 29, 2006

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    Catch a ferry to Manly beach in the early evening, go for a walk along the beach (and/or a swim), have dinner in one of the beachfront cafes, then catch a ferry back to town when it is dark to get a good view of the city from the harbour at night! Much cheaper than an evening cruise and worth it to see the harbour bridge, Opera house etc. all lit up.

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    Manly

    by globetrotter06 Written Apr 17, 2006
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    Manly is the best accessible of the northern beaches - and probably the most popular as well. You can easily reach it by ferry from Circurlar Quay or catch a bus.

    For more information see the Manly main page! :o)

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    Manly

    by bijo69 Updated Apr 12, 2006

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    Manly is a very nice suburb with great beaches and beautiful beaches. There are some great walks to be done there, see my sports tip. You can also dive with sharks at Oceanworld, which is not far from the pier.
    Manly has a small pedestrian mall called the Corso with a couple of shops and dining options.
    The most scenic way to get there is by ferry, which takes about 30 minutes from Circular Quay.

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    Manly Beach

    by aukahkay Written Mar 17, 2006

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    Sydney is blessed with beautiful beaches. Situated north-east of Sydney on the lower Northern Beaches, Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip after his encounter with the confident and manly Aboriginal people who lived here. Located on a narrow peninsula, Manly is surrounded on three sides by water, Manly is the perfect destination to enjoy both the habour and the 18 ocean beaches, coves and inlets to swim, sail and surf.
    At Manly, you will find a mix of young and old roaming the famous pedestrian walk known as ‘the corso.’ This plaza offers shopping and a large variety of places to eat and drink.

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    Manly Beach (Ocean side)

    by leffe3 Updated Dec 3, 2005

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    As it is the closest ocean beach to the CBD and one of the easiest to get to, Manly is one of the more developed beaches and surburbs.
    Found on the north shore, its long been a favourite of locals as well as tourists, and has plenty of hotels for all tastes and budgets, as well as plenty of food and entertainment options.
    Its a bit too developed for my personal taste, but there are easy options to get away from the excess crowds.
    From the ferry, simply walk through the pedestrianised street - 5 minutes walk will get you to the ocean beach.

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