Wynnum and Manly are twin suburbs on Moreton Bay, some 25 minutes
(19 km) by car or by train from the city centre. The waterfront
Esplanade at Wynnum is a great place to catch the fresh, salty breezes
of Moreton Bay and views to Moreton Island. Pandanus Beach or the
nearby Wynnum wading pool are great spots for children to enjoy the
water. There are also a a variety of restaurants, cafes and coffee
shops on The Esplanade.
Manly Harbour Village
Manly Harbour Village is the nearest point from the Brisbane Central
Business District to access Moreton Bay and it is from here that tours
of St Helena Island begin. Nestled beside the Manly Boat Harbour, the
village has a wide variety of eating venues and provides an eclectic
mix of shopping experiences, all complemented with views of the
Manly Boat Harbour
The well sheltered coastal location of Manly has resulted it
becoming a popular location for boating. In 1958 Manly Boat Harbour was
built. Large tidal walls were constructed to the north and south with
dredging being undertaken to deepen the harbour. The Manly Boat Harbour
is now the largest boat harbour facility in Queensland.
Cruising on Moreton Bay
Manly is a major setting-off point for cruising on Moreton Bay. The
Bay offers an encounter with nature at its finest - the glistening
waters of a magnificent bay; cays and oyster crags, spirit lifting
expanses and sky burning sunsets; sea creatures, free in the wild;
dugongs feeding, turtles basking, dolphins frolicking and gulls
swooping and diving.
Cruises on offer include day and night tours of St Helena Island,
once a penal settlement; yachting on Moreton Bay; Buccaneer Sailing
around the islands of Moreton Bay; visits to Moreton Island, including
Tangalooma Island Resort. Select from a range of day cruises, from
whale watching to hand feeding dolphins, or a Dugong Eco Cruise.
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Located on the foreshore (1 Fairlead Crescent), Manly Pool is a
great place to cool off. There's a wading pool with play features for
the kids, a 25 metre outdoor pool with an access ramp and slide, and a
pool kiosk. The pool offers learn to swim classes and squad swimming.
Manly Creative Markets
Held early every Sunday morning a variety of market stalls show
their wares from plants, fruit and veg to arts and crafts. Ph (07) 3348
3524.; Jan Power's Farmer's Markets are held every 3rd Saturday of the
month. Jan Powers Farmers Markets: on the waterfront
at manly the third Saturday of every month (6am to 12 noon), it is the
most beautiful market in a lush green park right on the water…
its a cant miss market with not only beautiful farm fresh fruit and
veg, but seafood, meats, cakes, breads , olives, spices, oils, honey,
curry powders, delicious smoothies,
French delicacies and of course coffee. Location: Royal Esplanade, Manly, between Cambridge & Cardigan Parades.
This part of Moreton Bay was occupied by the Aboriginal Mipirimm
people. Their lifestyle was semi-nomadic. Increasing contact with the
white settlers brought new diseases to the Aborigines including
smallpox and tuberculosis which savaged the indigenous population.
European settlement of the Manly area first took place around 1860.
In 1882 land was sold by auction for the 'Manly Beach Estate'. In 1889
a railway line was opened that provided a direct service to the state
capital, Brisbane. By the early 1900s the area had become a popular