Keep Sat 17th Dec free for the Bennelong Christmas Picnic at Manly Dam. We have booked Table 1, the closest to the entrance. Parking inside the reserve is free to local residents only. Others may like to drop off their gear then park back in King Street outside the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (250m walk). Table 1 has shelter, power and electric barbecues. BYO food and drinks. Seating is limited so you may also like to bring a fold-up chair. There will be water sports and short and long orienteering courses. You could also bring your mountain bike to ride around the dam.