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History & Heritage

Manly has a long and intriguing history with tales of Aboriginal beginnings and early visions of a seaside resort. Spanning hundreds of years, there is so much more behind this magical seaside location. Immerse yourself in the many activities on offer and fall in love with Manly’s past.

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Manly Walking Tour

Manly Walking Tour

About the Tour Hear from Manly local guides about the area’s history and heritage on this walking tour. Learn how Manly got its name, hear…

Address
Manly Wharf Forecourt
Telephone
(02) 9976 1430
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Midget Farrelly Surfing World Surfing Reserve

Manly – Freshwater World Surfing Reserve

Manly and Freshwater Beach is recognised as the ‘birthplace of surfing in Australia’ and in 2012 it was declared as a World Surfing Reserve. This…

Address
Manly Beach, New South Wales, Australia

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Manly Eastern Hill Heritage Walk

As the name suggests, Eastern Hill encompasses the eastern headland of Manly. This area is a combination of residential and historical buildings, extensive bushland including…

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Manly Heritage Plaques Walk

Manly is full of interesting & unique stories – steeped in a rich history both traditional and contemporary. Over the years Manly has played home…

Address
Manly Wharf

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Manly Library

Manly Library is in the centre of Manly, just off the Corso between Manly Wharf and the ocean. The library is connected to the Whistler…

Address
1 Market Place, Manly 2095
Telephone
+61 2 9976 1743
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Pathway of Olympians, Manly Cove

Pathway of Olympians

The pathway of Olympians celebrates more than 100 years of the Manly residents who represented Australia in Olympic Games – both Summer & Winter. Along…

Address
Manly Wharf

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Q Station Ghost Tours

Sydney’s former Quarantine Station on North Head is reputed to be one of Australia’s most haunted sites, with stories of ghosts and paranormal occurrences entwined…

Address
1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly
Telephone
(02) 9466 1500
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