Manly parking information
Manly is a bustling hub of popular cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars. The Corso is where you’ll find everything from fashion, souvenirs, and all things surf! The weekend markets can be found here each weekend, however parking in Manly is notoriously a hard find.
Manly is host to a range of council monitored street parking spots that line the beachfront from Manly Beach all the way to Queenscliff. Locals of the surrounding residential areas quickly snap these spots up early and benefit from the ownership of parking permits. For people visiting the area, these beachfront spots are run on a Pay-and-Display system, setting you back upwards of $10 per hour, up to $50 for the day!
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Manly has four council car parks which collectively host 987 parking spaces. They offer the same parking rates (see below) – with the first 2 hours free, however they are often full on weekdays by 8am from commuters, and on weekends by beachgoers.
- 0-2 hours – Free
- 2-2.5 hours – $10
- 2.5-3 hours – $13
- 3-3.5 hours – $16
- 3.5-4 hours – $20
- 4-5 hours – $32
- 5+ hours – $43
- Overnight Rates: Vehicles that stay in the parking stations between 12am and 6.59am are charged an extra $5.
- Evening Rates: A flat $5 fee is charged between 7pm and 11.59pm
Manly National car park is the only council car park to offer an early bird rate. Enter before 9am then leave before 3pm Monday to Friday and you’ll be charged a flat $21.50.
For the most affordable hourly rates, book a private spot from $2/hour on Share with Oscar here.
By bus: At Wynyard, choose from either the B1 service which runs every 5 minutes, or the M30. Hop off at Spit Junction and catch the E50 to Manly. Buses run to Manly from the City (routes 151, E70, E71, and 169) from Chatswood (routes 143, 144, and 136), as well as from other areas of the Northern Beaches.
By Ferry: If you’re visiting Sydney from out of town, then you’re going to want to catch a ferry. With views of the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city Skylines. At Circular Quay, catch the Manly Ferry or the Manly Fast Ferry. Note the Fast Ferry is about twice the price of the normal Ferry but takes about half the time. Catch it if you’re in a rush. Both ferry services can be paid using the Opal card. You can check the timetable ahead of time online, or using the TripView app.
The Corso, Manly Beach, Manly Wharf, Shelly Beach, Fairy Bower, North Head nature walks and North Head lookout, Manly jump rock, Collins Flat, Fairlight Beach, Manly Surf N Slide, Manly skate park, Queenscliff dog park and lagoon.
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