Parking in Manly is very limited and car parks are expected to fill quickly, especially on the final weekend of the event (Friday 4 – Sunday 6 March). Manly Beach is easily accessible by a number of public transport modes, so leave the car at home and catch a bus or ferry to the beach!
Ferries run to Manly every half an hour from Wharf No. 3 at Circular Quay. You can also take a privately operated Manly Fast Ferry service from Circular Quay Wharf No. 6.
Ferries can be very popular, especially on the weekends, so have a back up plan in mind. Buses run to Manly from Wynyard which is a short walk from Circular Quay should the ferries reach capacity.
Buses run regularly to and from Manly Beach on weekdays and weekends. For the surf finals and live concerts on the last weekend of the event, extra bus services will also run to help you get to and from Manly.
Heavy traffic is expected on roads approaching Manly Beach, particularly during the final stages of competition on Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March. Allow plenty of extra travel time if you’re planning on driving in the area.
For the latest traffic information visit Live Traffic NSW, download a real-time traffic app from the App Store or Google Play, or call 132 701.