Urban Fringe Retreat
Rich in history, the dramatic cliffs of North Head form a memorable entry to Sydney Harbour, with superb views of the harbour from the cliff tops. Just minutes from bustling Manly, North Head Sanctuary is home to diverse flora and fauna, set around military remains and heritage listed buildings. Its wild, island-like nature has made this tranquil destination a place for observation and contemplation.
Before, after or on your lunch break
Manly’s long ocean-side stretch of sand has long held an attraction for walkers, bathers and surfboard riders alike. The smooth waves make it the perfect place to learn to surf, while Queenscliff at the northern headland is where you’re likely to find Manly’s pro surfers. Located at the end of Marine Parade, past Fairy Bower Pool, is Shelly Beach. This forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve and popular spot for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Balance of beach life and urban sophistication
On its own peninsula, Manly is bound by Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour National Park, and the Pacific Ocean and is just fifteen minutes from Sydney CBD by ferry.
All of this natural beauty is complemented by an abundance of retail stores, cafes, restaurants, bars and eateries, outdoor activities, plus numerous beaches and nature walks!