Our boats will arrive at the famous Manly pier at about 12:45 - and this allows you several hours to explore the precinct, enjoy lunch at the many eateries (with discount vouchers in your bags) - and also take the shuttle bus which will go from the Pier up to North Head - a spectacular view of the whole of Sydney Harbour, from its entrance - and return. Ferries will then depart Manly at 3:20 and 3:40 pm, for a leisurely trip home.
There are several excellent attractions in this area:
Sydney's seaside resort is full of attractions and exciting activities, including Oceanworld Manly, featuring Australia's largest collection of marine life and the city's largest sharks! In addition, Oceanworld features living coral from the Great Barrier Reef, hand feeding of sharks and giant sting-rays, plus reptile shows and an emphasis on educational tours and talks on the marine environment.
Just behind Oceanworld is the Manly Waterworks where kids (and adults) can enjoy giant slides during the summer months. Recreational activities include swimming, tennis, golf, beach volleyball, roller blading, scenic and historical walks, parasailing, scuba diving, fishing and enjoying the inner and outer harbour beaches and coves. Manly is the gateway to the scenic beauty of the northern beaches.
(Image courtesy of SCEC Website).