Business Directory and Tourist Guide


at Cabbage Tree Bay (Shelly Beach)

Manly’s Cabbage Tree Bay (the small north-facing bay between Shelly Beach headland and the southern point of South Steyne) was declared a ‘No Take’ Aquatic Reserve in March 2002.

Being a ‘No Take’ Aquatic Reserve means that the area can be used for a wide range of passive
recreations, but people are not permitted to remove or destroy any aquatic life, including, but not limited to, empty shells, plants, fish and invertebrates.

Cabbage Tree Bay is attractive to users of all ages and is recognised nationally for its environmental and cultural significance.

For further information, please contact Council’s Natural Resources Team on Phone 9976 1500.

Q STATION RETREAT - 1 North Head Scenic Drive, Manly.

Explore, Tour, Dine, Stay...
Just 5 minutes from Manly, this historic retreat in the heart of the National Park offers 72 beautiful heritage accommodation rooms, the fantastic boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant on Quarantine Beach, an
amazing Theatre Show called Defiance and many day and night tours. Experience the serene natural surrounds of Q Station Retreat, or let nightfall be your doorway to another world as you hear the stories of residents past on our ghost tours.

For bookings call 02 9976 6220 or visit

NORTH FORT MANLY - Scenic Drive Manly

The fort includes tunnels, fortifications and the artillery museum. Magnificent views of Sydney and the Harbour. BBQ facilities available. Open Wed, Sat, Sun.

OCEANWORLD MANLY - West Esplanade, Manly

Australia's marine life is world famous and while you are at Manly, you must visit Oceanworld. Walk through a gigantic acrylic tunnel and experience huge Grey Nurse sharks gliding overhead. There's brilliant coral displays, a touch pool and so much more. Enjoy a delicious snack at the Coral Cafe overlooking Manly Cove or browse through the marine themed gift shop.

Open 7 Days 10 am - 5.30 pm.


Over 80 throughout Manly, offering cuisine's from around the world at prices to suit every budget. Comprehensive dining guide available from the Manly Visitor Information Centre.


  • Manly Scenic Walkway: one of the most scenic harbour foreshore walkways in the world.
    The walkway is approximately 10km in length and takes about 3 hours to complete.

  • The Heart of Manly Heritage Walk: a self-guided walk to view the heritage of Manly. Guide books available for $5 at the Manly Visitor Information Centre.

  • Fairfax Walking Track, North Head: breathtaking views of the entrance to Sydney Harbour from the national park. Track is approximately 1 km in length - see North Head bus entry for timetable details.

  • Cabbage Tree Bay Eco-Sculpture Walk: Experience Cabbage Tree Bay’s unique marine life, plants, animals, history and attractions while walking along the Bay’s stunning coastline. From Manly or Shelly Beach walk along Marine Parade to observe the sculptures. Each of the sculptures represents a special feature of Cabbage Tree Bay.

West Esplanade, Manly (Next to Oceanworld)

A public regional gallery and museum with Australian art, ceramics and local history collections. Interesting features include paintings of Manly, historical photos, contemporary ceramics, swimming costumes and beach memorabilia. Open Tues-Sun 10 am - 5 pm.

41 Belgrave Street (Cnr. Raglan St)

Discover more about conserving Manly’s fascinating environment by dropping into the shopfront of this award-winning centre.


North Harbour (Sydney) Aquatic Reserve was declared by NSW Fisheries in 1982. The Reserve’s boundaries are a line between the headlands at North Head and Grotto Point and a line joining Little Manly Point and Forty Baskets Beach. This Reserve, approx. 250 ha, extends from the seabed at these outer boundaries up to the mean high water mark between them.

Some of the colony’s earliest marine specimens were collected from Spring Cove, now within the Reserve. These include those gathered by Dr. James Stuart, a superintendent at the North Head Quarantine Station during the 1830’s.


Opposite Manly Wharf Latest release movies. Weekdays, weekend and matinee sessions.
Bargain day Tuesday.


1 Market Place, Manly Modern and comprehensive, offering an extensive range of facilities and information.

Balgowlah Road, Manly

Open 7 days per week: 5 .30 am - 7 pm weekdays & 6 am - 7 pm weekends.
The Centre closes at end of June and re-opens early August.

For more information about any of these interesting, fun, free activities and other great things to see
and do in Manly contact the friendly team at the Manly Visitor Information Centre.

Ph: 02 9976 1430

manly Visitor Information Centre

on the Forecourt
Manly Wharf, Manly NSW 2095