What’s On in November

There is only two months left of 2017, so let’s make them count! Sunny days, daylight savings and summer nights are calling and we know exactly how you should spend them!

Melbourne Cup in Manly!
Melbourne Cup is November 7th and there is no place better to celebrate than in the sunshine at Manly.
From stunning views, to an exciting final race and sweeps to be won Manly has an endless list of venues ready to help you celebrate in style.
Below we have listed some of our favourites:

  • Whitewater has the perfect view to watch the action this Melbourne Cup. They are offering $90 per person for a 3 course lunch with a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival.
  • Daniel San are having a seated banquet or a canapé soiree on their rooftop, Dojo. There will be a DJ playing some tunes throughout the day.
  • Hotel Steyne, the race that stops the Steyne! With an all inclusive food and beverage luncheon, Lucky door prizes, best dressed, TAB facilities and more…
  • The Ivanhoe is hosting a decadnt two course lunch, lucky door prizes, best dressed prizes and post race entertainment.
  • Garfish has prepared a long luncheon that Head Chef Micheal Nash has promised will be one to remeber.
  • Manly Wine has two options for you..Choose between a delectable 4 course lunch or party the afternoon away upstairs, cocktail style.
  • Novotel is offering a Melbourne Cup lunch in their restaurant Zalis!
  • Papi Chulos celebrate with friends over a shared banquet and a flute of Chandon NV upon arrival.


Newtown Festival 2017!

Catch the train to Newtown Sunday 12th November from 9:30am – 5:30pm for a day of music, art, food, markets, friends, family, dogs & fun. One of Sydney’s biggest and most beloved annual events, Newtown Festival is produced by Newtown Neighbourhood Centre as its major fundraiser.

The Festival generates funds and awareness to enable the Centre to provide frontline services for those doing it most tough in the inner west.
Now in its 39th year, Newtown Festival 2017 continues to embrace the theme “Home is where the heart is”. Head over and celebrate Newtown’s unique, vibrant and accepting community, supporting individuals who need support and creating a sense of harmony in the area.

Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC) is striving for Newtown Festival to be the biggest and best festival for social change in Australia.


Mov’in Bed Open Air Cinema

How better to embrace daylight savings than with an open air cinema?
From Friday the 27th of October to the 10th of December in Sydney’s Moore Park, crawl under a blanket with a glass of wine and settle in for another beautifully curated season of movies, now at the Entertainment Quarter.
This year they’re promising award-winning international films from the recent past, unmissable movies of this year, Disney classics, Japanese animation and best of all, horror movie Nights.
You can also opt to Dine in Bed.
Find out more here.


Bloody Long Walk – Palm Beach to Manly
A 35KM challenge to cure MITO (Mitochondrial disease).
MITO is a debilitating genetic disorder that robs the body’s cells of energy, causing multiple organ dysfunction or failure and potentially death.
It is terminal; there is no cure and few effective treatments.
One Australian child born each week will develop a severe or life-threatening form of mitochondrial disease.

There is no better way to explore Sydney’s Northern Beaches than walking through them for a good cause.
On Sunday the 12th of November the Sydney North Bloody Long Walk will take place, taking almost 8hrs to complete.

To find out more click here.


Manly Surf Side is the perfect location for any group- family, friends and even workmates. Situated right across Manly beach, spend the weekend doing some awesome upcoming events and sunny spring days!

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Telephone: (+61 2) 9977 2299


October: Spring has well and truly sprung in Manly!

The heat is slowly rising in Manly and so is the social calendar for October! With so many fun and enjoyable events happening all over Sydney, there has never been a better time to be in Manly to embrace all opportunities.
Don’t let your children waste their free days inside, take them out to enjoy the best of what spring has to offer on Australia’s east coast.

North Sydney Children’s Festival

North Sydney Children’s Festival of 2017 is set to be one to inspire the creative, stimulate the intellectual and most of all be a week of excessive fun! Organised by the North Sydney Council and run across various locations in North Sydney from October 21st to 28th. There will be creative workshops, scientific experiments, card creation, artistic exploration through the senses, recycled origami, watercolour & oil painting and body percussion – just to name a few!
So head to their website and pick out something for your upcoming supernova.


Oktoberfest is on tap at the Bavarian this October!

The Bavarian Manly Wharf is a popular destination for many in Manly, not only does it have stunning wharf side views but also a reputation for the best of Bavaria and the best of biers.
Running until October 29th, there will be four official biers on tap (alongside the standard 17 they continuously offer), straight out of the tents of Bavaria in conjunction with excessive feasting menus and ample outdoor and indoor dining area. Check it out!


Night Noodle Markets

Foodie Alert!!!!!
If you’re craving a bit more of a foodie experience then the Hyde Park Night Noodle Markets have got your back!
October 5th to 22nd these sizzling markets will light up Hyde Park with colour and scent as all types of noodles, dumplings, BBQ meats are presented to you with pride by the store holders. Not only do they have these delicious savoury dishes but Gelato Messina, Black Star Pastry and N2 Gelato will be ready to satisfy your sweet tooth as well.
Plan your evenings dining delights here at their website.

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Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea returns to Bondi! Between October 19th to November 5th take a stroll along the Bondi coastline and discover over 100 sculptures to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Bondi exhibition. While you walk get involved in the Sea Education Program, Aqualand Artists Talks and free Tactile Tours. An active, imaginative day not to be missed out on, find out more information here.


But of course October isn’t October without Halloween! Time to get a little spooky with heaps of Halloween events creeping up at the end of October – don’t forget to make killer plans for it!

Halloween Fun & Screams 

If you love all things spooky then you won’t want to miss a Halloween Ghost Tour at Q Station! From October 27th until October 31st there will be ghost tours running every night from 6:30pm. There are tours available for all types of groups, from The Scream Night Out which is suitable for families with children (aged 5 – 14) to adult only Paranormal Investigation Experiences that aren’t for the faint hearted. A Halloween scare night at Sydney’s former quarantine station? It doesn’t get any more perfect than that!

To see prices and book a tour click here.

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Halloween Cruise XI

On Saturday October 28th at just $49 a head, this night guarantees good times with a four-hour tour departing and returning from King Street Wharf, just a 20min ferry ride from Manly.
The night will include Halloween themed cocktails and magic potions, a deathly DJ (prepare for time warp) and dangerous dance floor. On top of that there is a moon deck for all the werewolves to enjoy the sights. What is not to enjoy? There is even an after party at Retro Nightclub with free entry for cruise guests.
Only condition for this event. No outfit = no entry.
Purchase tickets and find out more here.


Manly Surf Side is the perfect location for any group- family, friends and even workmates. Situated right across Manly beach, spend the weekend doing some awesome upcoming events and sunny spring days!

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

Telephone: (+61 2) 9977 2299