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Manly Explorer Bus

The Manly Explorer Bus provides the perfect way to get around Manly and see all the sights of this magnificent destination. The service departs from the entrance to the Grande Esplanade Serviced Apartments, opposite Manly Wharf.

The Manly Explorer tour includes full commentary on the history and heritage of the area, as well as time at each destination to fully experience the magnificent views and vistas.

The tour takes in North Head, with its views of Sydney and the Harbour before continuing on to St Patrick’s Estate, home to the International College of Tourism and Hotel Management (ICTHM), which boasts unsurpassed views along the Northern Beaches coastline. The tour also visits Dobroyd Head and Arabanoo Lookout taking in the sights of Middle Harbour back to Manly.

From this point of the tour, guests can either continue on the bus back to Manly, or can enjoy a leisurely one hour walk back to the wharf on the Manly Scenic Walkway. This beautiful walk will take you past Forty Baskets Beach, North Harbour Reserve and Fairlight Beach, and is one of the most spectacular walks in Sydney.


Tours depart daily at 9.15am, 11.00am, 1.15pm & 3.00pm

Adult – $15.00
Concession – $12.00
Children (5-12 years) – $8.00
Family (2 adults & 2 children) – $35.00

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Manly Explorer Bus

The Manly Explorer gives visitors the perfect photo stop tour around the suburb, visiting North Head, St Patrick’s Estate and Dobroyd Head on its 90 minute journey.

The service departs from outside the Grande Esplanade Serviced Apartments, just opposite Manly Wharf at 9.15am, 11.00am, 1.15pm and 3.00pm daily.

Activites and Experiences at Manly Explorer Bus

  • Direct
  • Beach
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Historic/Heritage
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • Visa

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