Manly is the most popular town of Sydney's northern beaches. Getting there is easy, with plenty of public transport options.

Getting There


From Wharf 3 at Circular Quay the Manly Ferry crosses Sydney Harbour to Manly every 30 minutes (every 20 minutes during some peak periods). The ferry takes exactly 30 minutes to make the journeyfrom wharf to wharf.

Rail and/or Bus

From Sydney take a train on the Northern or North Shore Line from Central, Town Hall or Wynyard. Get off at North Sydney and change to any bus headed for Neutral Bay (175, 178, 184, 202, 203, 207-209, 227-230, 247). Once on Military Road, alight at the first stop and stay there. Look out for the 143 or 144 bus which will take you over Spit Bridge to Manly Wharf in approx 20 minutes. Total travel from the city centre is around 40 minutes.

By Car

Coming from the north, join Pittwater Road and stay on it all the way to Manly. At Warringah Mall, Pittwater Road turns to the left which is clearly signposted.

From Sydney, cross the SydneyHarbour Bridge, and take the Manly exit from the Warringah Expressway, and follow the signs.

For more detailed travel information visit the NSW Transport Info website.


Manly has 4 public carparks which are open 7 days a week, with a variety of different open hours. All carparks are within 15 minutes walk to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. For more information visit the Manly City Council website.

By Bike

Hire a bike from Manly Bike Tours and make a pitt stop at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary before continuing on a cycling sightseeing journey to the Spit Bridge!

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