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Northern Beaches in full bloom this Easter weekend

Easter weekend 2022 has seen a much-needed reprieve from constant rain, and allowing for a roaring trade through Manly.

The Manly Ferries reached capacity, and some services were cancelled,  several times on Saturday with transport operators asking crowds to consider alternate transport.

The larger than expected crowds were due in part to a NSW Government initiative to offer 12 days of free public transport over Easter.

Member for Manly James Griffin MP said millions of free trips will be taken across the Opal network but commuters need to remember to tap on and off.

 “The fare free period is designed to boost business and get the community moving.

“It’s been a challenging time for many with floods, industrial action, and COVID-19 and this initiative will deliver some hip pocket relief and encourage people to enjoy everything Greater Sydney has to offer.”

Public transport customers should visit transportnsw.info for the latest information and frequently asked questions of the fare free period.

We have been sharing regular images of the crowds and some excellent beach conditions through our social channels across the weekend ahead of a return to regular website news on Tuesday.


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