Manly is not only one of Sydney’s most beautiful areas, it is also one of the most vibrant for entertainment and leisure activities.


The area offers events and attractions that will excite the not-so-young, and the young at heart. During October , enjoy 3 days and nights of sultry rhythms and great food at the world renowned Manly Jazz Festival. Meet sharks up close and personal at Manly Oceanworld, or enjoy the wet and wild action at Manly Waterworks. If you’re after something more chilling, take a famed ghost tour by lamplight at the Quarantine Station. On weekends, the Arts and Crafts Markets offers a relaxed atmosphere to browse and buy an array of local fare and artistic produce.

Manly will satisfy any taste in fun and relaxation, so please read on to find out more.

Q Station Retreat

Scenic Drive, North Head, Manly
 Explore, tour, dine and stay! The former North Head Quarantine Station, established in the 1800’s is now a place to stay, relax and enjoy the magic of SydneyHarbour and the wonders of the Australian bush. Q Station Retreat offers 72 beautifully restored heritage accommodation rooms, the Boilerhouse Restaurant next to Quarantine Beach, an amazing theatre show called Defiance, and many interactive day and night tours, including the long running lantern lit Ghost Tour. Family Ghosts tours are also great fun. Tour admissions apply and bookings essential.

Phone: (02) 9466 1500  Fax: (02) 9977 6680 Web:

North Fort Manly

Scenic Drive, North Manly
 The fort includes tunnels, fortifications and the artillery museum. Magnificent views of Sydney and the Harbour. BBQ facilities available. Open Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm. Admission Fees Apply.

Phone: (02) 9976 6102 Fax: 02 9977 2607

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

West Esplanade, Manly

Dive into Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary today with interactive shows and guided tours. See huge sharks, turtles, stingrays and the mairne life of Sydney Harbour in our 4.5 million litre Oceanarium. See the world's most venomous snakes and get up close and personal with the variety of reptiles including pythons and a baby croc. Visit our website for details of shark and fish feeding, daily show timetables. Open every day except Xmas day from 10am to 5.30pm. Only a 2 minute walk from Manly Wharf. Admission Fees Apply.

Phone: (02) 8251 7877  Fax: 02 9949 7950 Web: Email:

Manly WaterWorks

Behind Ocean world, West Esplanade Manly.
3 Giant slides. Open school and public holidays and weekends - 10am to 5 pm, and weekdays 3pm - 8pm. October to Easter. Participants must be over 120cms in height. Admission Fees Apply.

Phone (02)  9949 1088

Manly East/ West Cycle Way

A great way to see the area. This track starts at Manly beach and continues around to Seaforth. Approximately 8Km in length one way.

Manly Arts & Craft Markets

Sydney Road and Market Lane
Open every weekend 10am to 5pm except Public Holidays

For more information contact Blue Sky Events on (02) 9315 7011

Manly Village Public School

Cnr of Darley Road and Wentworth St
Markets every third Saturday of the Month

Phone 02 99492351

Manly Library

1 Market Place, Manly
Modern and comprehensive, offering a extensive range of facilities and information.

Phone: (02) 9976 1720 Fax: (02) 9976 1400

Manly Art Gallery & Museum

West Esplanade, Manly (Next to Ocean World Aquarium)
A public and regional gallery and museum with Australian art, ceramics and local history collections. Interesting features include paintings of Manly, historical photos, contemporary ceramics, swimming costume and beach memorabilia. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm Closed Mondays

Phone: (02) 9976 1420