Queenscliff | 2096 

The Northern Beaches suburb of Queenscliff is nestled between Manly to the south and Freshwater to the north.

This suburb is popular with young professionals in particular. It is located 16km north-east of the Sydney CBD, and is situated conveniently for public transport including the iconic Manly ferry, the vibrant Manly hub with all its shops, bars and restaurants – and beach access.

For those who prefer a level walk or gentle bike ride, a promenade stretches all the way from Pittwater Road, through Queenscliff Lagoon Reserve, past several playgrounds all the way along Manly beachfront and south to Shelly Beach.

Getting around is easy for Queenscliff residents. Regular bus routes head north making for easy access to both Warringah Mall and the rest of the Northern Beaches. Heading south, catching the bus is convenient and the ferry terminal in Manly connects commuters to Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour – for a more relaxed, scenic way to travel.

Named to honour Queen Victoria, Queenscliff was a popular holiday destination during the early 1900s. In those days, holiday shacks graced the headland – not luxury-style apartments and houses!

Queenscliff stands amongst the most Australian surf beaches due to its “heavy” waves (bomboras) that break out at sea. In 1961 Dave Jackman’s fabled attempt to ride one of these waves is believed to have given to rise to Australian big wave surfing.

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