Fantastic beach living in a relaxed community atmosphere
In Rodney we can outdo the Australians by offering three Manlys. These are Manly Village which is 7km along the Whangaparaoa Peninsula with Big Manly Bay and Little Manly Bay. It is close to Stanmore, Arkles, Tindalls and Matakatia bays and Gulf Harbour. The village offers a range of restaurants with foods from throughout the world, including Indian, Thai, Chinese, European, Italian, Greek, and Japanese. There are a number of speciality shops, a medical centre, pharmacy and ATM catering to Mainly’s growing population. Whangaparaoa Primary School is nearby. Brixton Reserve is a sloping green with 96 steps enabling pedestrians to reach Manly Park, the bowling greens, tennis courts and Big Manly Beach. Manly Park is home to native podocarpus totara which can grow to 13 metres. Maori traditionally use totara for canoe building and carving. The headland between Stanmore Bay and Manly is known as Swann Beach and has an attractive little cover on its eastern side fronting the greater Manly Bay area. Manly Beach is a sheltered, crescent shaped beach. It has a sailing club – which focuses on teaching junior sailors – and is also a popular water-skiing, and wind and kite surfing area. Manly was well established in the 1960s and 1970s. It caters to those who want beachside living with only a short walk to the village or park. It is sheltered from the winter south-westerly weather.