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: qstation.com.au
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
West Esplanade, Manly
Dive into Oceanworld 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: oceanworld.com.au Email: email@example.com
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 Market Place Arts and Produce Markets
Market Place and Sydney Road (off the Corso), Manly.
Meander in the sunshine, lose yourself in intrigue, find yourself at Manly Market Place. Unique open-air markets showcasing emerging design, fashion, gifts and farmers produce. The laneways of Sydney Road and Market Lane, right in the heart of Manly, transform into a hive of activity every Saturday and Sunday as locally made, baked and grown produce is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
Experience the family friendly atmosphere with whimsical entertainment for young and old. Soak up the surrounds of inspiring boutique shops, bars and restaurants in and around our local seaside village.
Open Times: Every Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm, with an extension from 9am-6pm in daylight savings
Manly Chamber of Commerce
Ph: (02) 9977 0513
Manly Village Public School
Cnr of Darley Road and Wentworth St
Markets every third Saturday of the Month
Phone 02 99492351
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