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Great Get Away!

A wonderful place for friends and family to gather and enjoy the outdoors next to this 377 hectare... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
natureboy t
quiet place for barbecue and swim

Away from tourist attention, mainly locals come to this place. It has excellent barbecue facilities... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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King Street, Manly, New South Wales 2093, Australia
+61 2 9942 2545
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful place for friends and family to gather and enjoy the outdoors next to this 377 hectare reserve. Theres picnic areas, a circuit walk and plenty of parking. So if you want to get away form the city lifestyle and dont have the time...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank natureboy t
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Away from tourist attention, mainly locals come to this place. It has excellent barbecue facilities and is an excellent place for family outing.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cbsint
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Manly Dam a great place to go to explore with the kids. Have a BBQ, gear for walking, biking. Toast some marshmallows on the fire.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jacinta V
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Not really a stroll. The first part was hard to find. The criticism i have is an almost total lack of signage. You really don't know which way is the best to go, nor do you have any idea where you are heading. Nice things...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank galvin2017
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

With so many fantastic beaches in the area, it's easy to forget that this place exists. On a weekday this place is virtually deserted. It's a nice place to come and commune with nature. There are some ducks and geese that live here. Please don't...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great picnic and BBQ areas. Good swimming. Beautiful bush. Excellent bush walks around the dam. Love this place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Louise E
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The area around Manly abounds with interesting walks and I highly recommend if you are in this area for any time, take advantage of the excellent walking paths that abound here.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jonny M
Reviewed 4 March 2018

it is a cute spot but don't go swimming in the water it is quite filthy. also be prepared to be attacked by the large geese that live there

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Tristan L
Reviewed 3 March 2018

To celebrate our arrival in Australia we were taken for a family bbq here. There were plenty of tables to chose from. We had taken our own gas bbq and had an enjoyable time. We went off exploring the signed walks whilst he youngest went...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MartinG_53
Reviewed 1 March 2018

plenty of picnic tables & great for a swim while your there too expensive to park $7/8 per hr bit too much or $28 daily

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gloria O
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10 November 2017|
Response from Cathy H | Reviewed this property |
There all good, anywhere would be fine, enjoy your day there.