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Arrival in Manly by ferry is at The Wharf, which will give you easy access to the Corso, the thoroughfare connecting the Wharf and Manly Ocean Beach or you may choose to turn left or right to explore some of the Harbour beaches/attractions.
Visit Manly Art Gallery and Museum: Free entry to Manly Art Gallery just further along the West Esplanade. The Gallery is a hive of cultural activity and presents a creative program of changing visual arts and museum exhibitions.
Shopping: Straight ahead as you come off the Ferry is a short and wide level street known as the Corso. It is largely a pedestrian area and a popular meeting place lined with restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Don’t forget to explore the alley ways and lane ways behind the Corso for an eclectic mix of shops and bars etc
Visit the Library: The Library houses a number of collections, it offers free Wi-Fi, audio and e-books, computer tutorials, community information resources, funs regular cultural events and numerous group activities for all ages.
Manly to Shelly Beach Scenic Walkway (Marine Parade): Shelly Beach is a protected marine area since its part of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve.
Eco-Sculpture Path: Along Marine Parade you can spot a number of miniature sculptures giving visitors an insight into Cabbage Tree Bay’s unique marine life, plants, animals, history and attractions through eleven unique sculptures.
North Head (Sydney Harbour National Park): A short drive from Manly Wharf up Darley Road leads to North Head, a sandstone headland with dramatic cliffs that rise to a height of 90m above the ocean. Whilst you are there, visit the North Head Sanctuary, where the former barracks and military buildings have been adapted for new uses.
Fairfax Walkway: Built specifically to be accessible for wheelchair users. A trail leads through bushland to several scenic lookouts.
North Fort Memorial Walk: This pathway honors any Australian who has served in the defense of Australia in peace or in war. A fully accessible pathway links five monuments, a series of historic displays and scenic lookouts of Sydney Harbour.
Picnic/Watch Fairy Penguins @ West Esplanade Park At sunset you may be lucky enough to watch the fairy penguins return to their nests under the wheelchair accessible timber ramp at the corner nearest to the wharf.
Manly Kayak Centre: Hire a double kayak with a friend and explore some of Manly Harbour’s exclusive beaches with stunning scenery. You will need to be accompanied by a carer.
Manly SealLife Sanctuary: The Sea Life Sanctuary is only wheelchair accessible on the ground floor level, where you will see a range of different tanks, a discovery pool and a play zone for the kids. The entry is free of charge
Manly offers a great range of different venues with great locations that have easy access, bathrooms and plenty of space for wheelchairs.
Here are our suggestions.
Manly Wharf Hotel: Located in one of the most epic locations in Manly, situated on the edge of Manly Cove at the doorstep to the Manly Ferry. Manly Wharf Hotel is the perfect location to watch the sun go down, enjoy drinks with family & friends.
Hugos Manly: Spectacular waterfront location on Manly Wharf and unparalleled access to Sydney Harbour, Hugos Manly is without question one of Sydney’s unforgettable dining experiences.
Ivanhoe Hotel: A much-loved local pub, located in the heart of The Corso offering a refreshing, timeless and sophisticated setting. The Ivanhoe Hotel has a strong emphasis on food, quality and produce.
Criniti's: With both indoor and outdoor seating and overlooking the beautiful Manly Cove and Manly Wharf, Criniti's makes for the perfect casual, yet sophisticated venue destination for all occasions.