Manly Harbour village sits on the edge of Moreton Bay and overlooks a very large man made marina.
In the village are a number of restaurants, eateries, coffee houses, Sunday markets and other attractions such as Shorncliffe Pier; Boondall Wetlands and Fort Lytton National Park.
Manly is Brisbane’s favourite seaside suburb and is the closest access from the city to Moreton Bay and its Islands.
The Manly Harbour is the largest man made marina on the east coast of Australia and is the gateway to this spectacular marine park. However, even if you don’t want to go boating or sailing it is a very pretty place to spend the day. Manly is located 20km from the Brisbane CBD, you can catch a train or it will take about 30 minutes to drive by car.
Jan Powers Farmers Markets
These popular markets situated on the Manly Esplanade are a great way to buy fresh local produce. Fresh seafood, meats, cheeses, flowers and much more can be purchased here. The markets are held on the third Saturday of each month, from 6am to 12noon.
Manly Creative Markets
Located in Little Bayside Park on the Manly Esplanade are these colourful, friendly markets. Crafts, clothing and hand made foods can be purchased here. You can relax with an outdoor massage or a coffee, while the kids have to jumping castle to burn off some energy in. The markets are on every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.
The Manly Art Gallery
Located in the Manly Harbour Village is the Manly Art Gallery. This gallery was established in 1992 and specialise in works by local Brisbane artists. Painting, ceramics, sculpture and glass works can all be viewed here and purchased.
Manly Harbour Village
This quaint shopping village in the heart of Manly is filled with eateries and little shops and has a lovely outdoor, seaside feel. Fish and chips and a wine is the order of the day here, but there are lots of other options, from full restaurant meals to coffee and cake.
Manly/Wynnum Bike and Walk Way
This long winding seaside path is a great way to get outdoors and be active safely. The boardwalk and path can be accessed at any point between Wynnum, Manly or Lota, the whole path goes on for over 10km and is safe for all bike riders. Some great views over the bay and at the Wynnum end passes some beautiful mangroves.