For almost a
century, her sparkling harbour waters on one side and the
rolling Pacific breakers on the other have transported
Manly-goers “a thousand miles from care”. Manly is
named after the confidence and
‘manly behaviour’ displayed by a group of local Aborigines
spied in Manly Cove by Australia’s first Governor, Captain
Arthur Phillip in 1788.
Today, just a few
minutes’ walk from Manly Lawn Tennis Club brings players and
guests to the cafés, boutiques and al fresco coffee shops of
Manly’s famous Corso, which links the sheltered harbour
foreshores and tree-lined Manly Beach. Manly Beach is
famous for its breathtaking
natural beauty, scenic walkways alongside harbour and ocean
beaches and cultural events.
It’s the perfect
place to wind down after a day of tennis.
Here, every year,
Manly hosts beach volleyball
contests, surf competitions, an international jazz festival,
and an annual food and wine festival.
Coming from the
city, the easiest way to get here is to catch one of Manly’s
grand old ferries from Circular Quay, with frequent
departure and return trips (30 minutes duration) scheduled
seven days a week.
Parking & Transport in Manly
Free Hop, Skip & Jump Bus
transfers around the Manly area, available seven days.
Undercover car parking, most with 2 hours
Whistler Car Park (24 hours), Whistler Street
The Peninsula Car Park (7am to 12.30am),
Manly National Car Park (24 hours), Central
Pacific Waves Car Park (7am to 12.30am),
Quest Grande Esplanade 7am – 12.00pm (fees