Manly's popularity with visitors continues and the area now hosts an ever-growing calendar of events. In addition to the ocean swimming races, surf carnivals, football matches, art exhibitions, theatre performances and farmers' markets, Manly plays host to two large annual festivals - the Manly Jazz Festival and the Manly Food and Wine Festival.

Holiday accommodation in Manly ranges from luxury holiday apartments through to spectacular waterfront mansions with sweeping ocean views. Holiday accommodation in the area is popular year-round, however demand increases during festival times - so planning ahead is crucial to avoid disappointment. Nearby suburbs such as Fairlight, Balgowlah, Clontarf and Manly Vale also offer excellent holiday accommodation options and are within easy reach of the action in Manly. The beachside suburbs of North Manly, Queenscliff and Curl Curl also feature stunning holiday homes.

Manly is a half hour drive north of Sydney's CBD. Bus services connect Manly with Sydney, North Sydney and Mosman. The Manly Ferry operates between Circular Quay and Manly Wharf and is considered one of the most famous and scenic ferry routes in the world.

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Manly Jazz Festival

The Manly Jazz festival is an annual music festival held over the October long weekend. Running for over thirty years, the festival is one of the premier events of its type in Australia and attracts scores of famous musicians. With Manly Beach as its stunning backdrop, the festival features six outdoor stages hosting an exciting line-up of performers. The Manly Jazz Festival is an ideal way to spend a relaxing October long weekend.

Manly Jazz Festival Accommodation

Manly Food and Wine Festival

The Manly Food and Wine Festival showcases some of the finest chefs and restaurants in the Northern Beaches region. Held annually over the first weekend in June, the festival has grown substantially since its inception and now attracts over thirty thousand visitors. With tasting plates available, stalls hosting wineries and evening restaurant events, the only problem will be deciding what to try. Other attractions over the weekend include a designers' market, celebrity cooking displays and live music. With beautiful Manly Beach as the backdrop, the weekend will be one to remember.

Manly Food and Wine Festival Accommodation