What you'll do
We'll walk along the Marine Parade pathway past Fairy Bower, to Cabbage Tree Bay (Shelly Beach). You will gain an insight into the unique marine life, plants, animals, history and attractions as we view uniques eco- sculptures along the way. We will walk the short hill up to the car park lookout where we will look out across the pacific ocean, and also view the extensive northern beaches of Sydney. I will point out some interesting bush walking tracks you can venture along later, at your leisure. We will stroll back down the hill and choose our snorkelling site - either Shelly beach or Fairy Bower, depending on wind and weather conditions. We will enter the water to explore the stunning underwater world of the marine reserve and look for gloomy octopus, weedy sea dragons, blue/green gropers and maybe even sight a baby shark. We will finish where we entered and enjoy a well deserved coffee or cold beverage to conclude our experience.
Snorkel, mask, fins
I've been a Manly local for 15 years, keen ocean swimmer and nature lover. I have swam these waters for many years, both snorkelling and ocean swimming and have walked the surrounding bush tracks hundreds of times over. Mum of two girls, 9 & 7. Lover of everything in the ocean, land and sky. Bachelor of Arts in Leisure Studies Certified Swimming Teacher (AUSWIM) Certified Yoga Teacher
Where you'll be
We'll meet at the base of the stairs at the southern end of Manly Beach, known as South Steyne. We will walk along Marine Parade, passing Fairy Bower, the outdoor swimming pool and onto Shelly Beach. We will walk the short hill up to the lookout where we will take in stunning views of the area. We will then descend the hill and select our snorkelling site.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Bring your own camera, sunscreen, towel and water. You must be in good general health with moderate fitness. You must be a competent swimmer and able to tread water.
Walk, talk and snork, Manly
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