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The highly anticipated Taste of Manly 2018 event is this weekend May 26 and 27.

The festival will showcase the best local restaurants and brewers alongside Australia’s finest wine producers.

Guests can purchase their glasses (tickets) from the wine stands on the day or at the Festival Information Tent. Re-useable glasses are $10, with tastings $5 each.

With around 60 stallholders on board, the event is bigger than ever before. The line-up for this amazing foodie event includes something for everyone on the food front including local venues Hotel Steyne, Manly Wharf Hotel, The Herring Room, Belgrave Cartel and Manly Wine.

This year also sees double the number of breweries and cider houses including local favourites 4 Pines and Modus Operandi Breweries and 18 wineries from the Hunter Valley including Pepper Tree, McWilliams, Petersons, Tulloch, Kevin Sobels, Ridgeview and Tamburlaine Organic.

There is also a great line up of live music to suit all tastes with five stages and buskers playing along Sydney Road throughout the event. The Hotel Steyne’s Moonshine Stage is back for its sixth year with fan favourites Sweet Jelly Rolls, Pat Capocci and new comers Marvell. The Manly Wharf Hotel Stage, with one of Sydney’s most iconic harbour front bars, will have the best of our local DJ’s spinning laid back and familiar tunes.


Visitors can also browse the many interactive attractions on offer including the Sustainability Hub, showcasing sustainable products and services. For those looking for an indulgent oasis nestled in the heart of the festival, visit the Porsche Centre Willoughby Lounge, set between The Corso and Manly Beach. You’ll be able to escape the crowds and get a massage or sit in the latest Porsche models and imagine what it feels like to own one.  Don’t forget to enter the competition to win a Porsche Track Experience for an unforgettable day behind the wheel of this luxurious vehicle.  

Visitors are advised that public transport is the easiest way to get to the event. Jump on a ferry from Circular Quay, Watsons Bay or Rose Bay; or head to Manly by bus.

Council carparks in Manly will all be open although spots will be in high demand. There is also the free council 'Hop, Skip & Jump' bus operating in the local area. Or go green and walk or cycle down. There will be additional bike racks at North Steyne. Plan your trip with the Transport NSW info Trip Planner.

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There will be a road closure in place between 4pm, Friday 25 May until 7am Monday 28 May between the intersections of South Steyne/Wentworth Street North Steyne/Raglan Street. There will also be restricted access to the public carpark on Central Ave (Central Ave residents excepted) on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May, 11 am – 6pm.