Oceanworld ManlyWeb, West Esplanade, ☎ +61 2 8251 7877, (fax: +61 2 9949 7950), email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org]. Admission adults $16.50, children $8.50 (3-15 years), concession $12, family $39.90 (2A & 2C), family $28 (1A and 2C). Open daily (except Xmas Day) 10AM-5:30PM. Daily live shows and guided tours allow you to get up close and personal to dangerous, deadly and often misunderstood Australian creatures. You’ll see huge sharks, stingrays, snakes, spiders, crocodiles and much more. Phone ahead for presentation times. If you're coming from the Sydney ferry, turn left and walk along the esplanade from the ferry terminal to get to Oceanworld.
Shark Dive X-treme, Oceanworld Manly, West Esplanade. ☎ +61 2 8251 7878, (fax:+61 2 9949 7950), email@example.com Shark Dive X-treme lets you dive in Oceanworld's aquarium with sharks. The aquarium time is 30 min. Shark Dive X-treme runs 3 times a day every day. Certified divers with recent logged dives can dive for $175. Other certified divers do a scuba tune-up in addition for a total of $205. The program also accepts non-divers, who will do a pool skills session before diving. The introductory program costs $235.
Manly Art Gallery and MuseumWeb West Esplanade (next to Oceanworld), ☎ +61 2 9949 1776, (fax:+61 2 9948 6938),firstname.lastname@example.org, open Tu-Su, 10AM-5PM, closed Mo, admission adults $3.50, concession / student / resident $1.10, children under 18 free. The museum highlights the history of Manly with historical photos, swimming costumes and beach memorabilia.
The Quarantine Station, Sydney Harbour National Park, Scenic Drive, North Head. ☎ +61 2 9247 5033 (bookings essential). Day Tour: 1:15PM Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun. Adult $11, Concession $7.70. (Catch bus 135 from Stand B at 1:08PM - to meet with tour time) 3 hr tour includes supper. Ghost Tour: 7:30PM (8PM during daylight savings) Wed $22, F-Su $27.50. Kids Ghost Walk: 6PM (7PM during daylight savings) Fr $13.20, 2 hr tour. Wander through a maze of historic buildings and hear how Sydney was protected from diseases such as smallpox, bubonic plague, cholera and Spanish influenza. For the courageous, join the famous ghost walk conducted at night by kerosene lantern, followed by tea and damper to calm the nerves.
The International College of Management (formerly St Patrick's seminary) is a beautiful building dominating the skyline of Manly.
Swim or surf on Manly Ocean Beach, reached by walking up The Corso from the ferry wharf. Manly Beach is popular with both visitors and locals. Locker hire is available for storing your possessions. You can take surfboard riding lessons from Manly Surf School (North Steyne Road, ☎ +61 2 9977-6977).
Sea kayaking. Kayaks are available for hire from several places near the ferry wharf.
Cruise through the air parasailing behind a speed boat.
Sydney Harbour Parasailing Unit 203, 11 Wentworth Street, ☎ +61 2 9977-6781, Web
Sydney Ocean Adventures, Manly wharf, East Pier, East Esplanade (Manly Boat & Kayak Centre), ☎ 1300 374278, Web. 7 days. Sydney's offshore adventure boat company. Departing from Manly wharf daily. Tours from 30 min to 1.5 hr experiencing the thrill and adventure of offshore powerboating. Go swell riding and jumping,see the rugged 100 m (300 ft) cliffs of North Head, WWII gun emplacements and awesome marine wildlife (including whales during migration). From $50.
Scuba Dive. Manly's Shelly Beach (very gentle surf entry, max depth 12 m (40 ft) is often used for open water training dives, but is also a good night diving site. In addition, Manly is used as the launch for several boat operators.
Dive Centre Manly, 10 Belgrave St., Manly, NSW, ☎ +61 2 9977 4355 (email@example.com). Dive Centre Manly offers boat dives. PADI dive certification is available: Open Water is $395 mid-week. 1 dive trips are $50 without gear hire, $70 with tank and weights and $90 with full gear hire. 2 dive trips are $90 without gear hire, $120 with tank and weights and $145 with full gear hire.
Pro Dive Manly, 169 Pittwater Road. ☎ 1800 820 820 (bookings, free call, within Australia only) or ☎ +61 2 9977 5966 ( fax:+61 2 9976 5133).firstname.lastname@example.org Pro Dive's boat Sealife V (carries 23 divers, equipped with marine toilet) conducts 2 dive day trips leaving Manly Wharf and Rose Bay wharf on weekends and most weekdays; trips are $119 weekends and $99 weekdays if you only hire tanks and weights, or $189 weekends and $149 weekdays with gear hire. PADI certification is available: Open Water from $425.
Sail on Sydney harbour, with Manly Yacht Club Web for twilight races and weekend club races. Sail training available and casual crew welcome.
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