Hop Skip and Jump Bus

Temporary service: Manly to Shelly Beach

The Northern Beaches Council’s Hop Skip & Jump Bus service will temporarily extend its Monday to Friday routes during the middle hours of the day, to transport people to Shelly Beach reserve along Bower Street to the car park to ensure access is available for tourists, residents and other people. This will also enable easy visitation to The Boathouse restaurant.  

This is a temporary service to be offered from Wednesday 6 July 2016, during weekdays until the area is restored for public access.

Temporary Bus Timetable – Manly to Shelly Beach and return trip


Pick up Times – Monday to Friday only

West Esplanade (opposite Manly Wharf outside Crinitis Restaurant) 8.36 am; 9.36am; 10.36am; 11.36am; 12.36pm; 1.06pm; 2.06pm;3.06pm
Shelly Beach Car Park 8.42am; 9.42am; 10.42am; 11.42am; 12.42pm; 1.12pm; 2.12pm;3.12pm

Hop, Skip & Jump – Manly’s Free Community Bus 

The Hop, Skip & Jump community buses are driving a positive change in Manly. The service is available for everyone and best of all it is free!  So why not hop on ‘Freebie’ and skip your car.

The Hop, Skip & Jump community mini buses run on 3 routes 7 days a week (see map on the downloadable timetable below). The bus routes interchange at the Totem Shopping Centre in Condamine Street Balgowlah and run to Manly, Seaforth, Balgowlah Heights and to North Balgowlah Monday to Friday only.

Whether you want to make a quick trip to the local shops, need to catch the ferry to work, get the kids to school, go to the local church, go to the park or swimming pool, get down to the beach or visit a friend in the area, Freebie is a great alternative to driving.

The operating times and routes of each service are shown in timetable and route maps.

You’ll be jumping to a cleaner, healthier and happier future and will be making a significant improvement to our environment. Some of the benefits that we can all look forward to are:

  • A healthier, more active community
  • Cleaner air and oceans 
  • Increased freedom for the community
  • Less traffic in the area, particularly at shopping centres and popular places like our beaches 
  • No headaches trying to find or pay for parking

So give The Hop, Skip & Jump community bus a go and catch a ride with us into the future!