Queenscliff is located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, 12 kilometres north-east of the CBD in the Warringah local government area. Buses are the primary form of public transport for the suburb however some residents also choose to utilise the scenic Manly ferry to Circular Quay or the fast ferry that travels to Darling Harbour, Pyrmont Bay, Kirribilli and Watsons Bay as well as Circular Quay.
Apartments are favoured by young professionals in the area due to their low upkeep, relative affordability compared to houses and fantastic elevated views. The dwelling types in Freshwater are evenly split between apartments and houses. Most construction occurred post World War II and older properties are increasingly being replaced with modern houses and apartment blocks.
Splat café and Angel Restaurant are the local eateries – both of which are very well regarded. Salty Rooster chicken shop is also very popular and just around the corner in Collingwood Street, Manly. Freshwater has more options such as the renowned Pilu (awarded 2 chef hats by the Good Food Guide), the Harbord Beach Hotel (‘The Hilton’), the Harbord Diggers Club (which will shortly be redeveloped to offer a brand new hospitality precinct) and Albert Street shops including IGA supermarket.
There are no schools in Queenscliff itself, but Freshwater has two Primary Schools; Harbord Public School and St John Baptist Catholic Primary School, which both offer kindergartens. Northern Beaches Secondary College has boys and girls campuses in Balgowlah and Manly Vale respectively. Catholic alternatives include Stella Maris College in Manly for secondary girls and St Augustine’s College in Brookvale for primary and secondary boys.
Physical recreational activities such as cycling, swimming and walking are very popular in Queenscliff. The ‘Bloody Long Walk’ from Manly to Palm Beach and ‘Pub to Pub’ fun run from Dee Why to Newport are both popular annual events. Personal Training is quite popular (which is often held outdoors) and GFitness recently opened a new gym in Oliver Street, Freshwater. A new fitness and aquatic centre will also be available at the Harbord Diggers once the redevelopment is completed. Keirle Park Tennis Centre, Warring Recreation Centre and North Manly Bowling Club and Recreation Centre are all nearby. Manly Golfing fans are spoilt for choice with Balgowlah, Manly, Warringah and Wakehurst Golf Clubs all within short driving distance. Hinkler and Lagoon Parks are permitted off-leash dog parks just across the other side of Manly Lagoon.
Queenscliff residents enjoy a quiet community atmosphere and are all within walking distance to the local beach, which is relatively peaceful compared to the hustle and bustle of Manly Beach. They also have all the amenities and conveniences they could want. If you decide to visit Manly to try one of the many additional restaurants and bars available there, it’s only a short bus ride away.
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