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Manly is a scenic suburb located in the northern parts of Sydney, 17 kilometres from the Sydney CBD.

It is also the administrative centre of the Northern Beaches Council and one of Sydney’s most popular destinations.

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Manly has an interesting history because it was named by Captain Arthur Phillip following his realization that the confidence of the local community and manly mannerisms led him to name the suburb that way. Today, the suburb is best known for its stunning beaches and gorgeous destinations.

In fact, a trip to this destination is incomplete without exploring the vast beauty of the Manly Beach. This is Sydney’s most famous strip of white sands and its perfect surfing conditions make it popular among the surfing community.

Freshwater beach is also an idyllic option, especially for families as it features a saltwater pool that is a favourite for little ones. Shelly Beach is your go-to option if you are looking for scuba diving water adventures as it has a maximum depth of about 12 metres. Facilities at this beach include free BBQs, a kiosk, showers and toilets. Other beaches include Collin Flat Beach, Queenscliff Beach as well as Reef Beach.

There is no shortage of adventure in Manly; including the Manly Dam, which is known for its biodiversity and thrilling water skiing experience.

Away from all the adrenaline pumping, visitors also have the opportunity to marvel at the variety of geographical features on the Manly scenic walkway. Fairfax Walk is another option for those who want a laid back trip with excellent views for an easy afternoon.

Art lovers will enjoy visiting the Joel Coleman Gallery that features mind-blowing works of photography that expresses boundless energy. For unique pieces made by hand, the Manly Arts and Crafts Market is the go-to place. Other attractions in Manly include Grotto Point Lighthouse and Cabbage Tree Bay.

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