Taste of Manly is a popular annual event on the Sydney's Northern Beaches, with market stalls set up along the Manly beachfront and Corso which showcase the food, wine, beer and cider of the area. If that's not all, there will be stages set up around the festival with live music to dance to, or chill out to, as the party happens all around.
Now in its 34th year, Taste of Manly will be held over one huge weekend on 30th - 31st May, 2020. Prepare yourself for a weekend of good food, good wine and good music - with over 80,0000 people descending on the town last year for a good time! It will be the place to be on the last weekend in May!
Image: Original images from Northern Beaches Council website
Taste of Manly showcases the region's best restaurants, wine makers, brewers, food trucks and musicians, all in the one event. All the food and beer stalls are from local northern beaches eateries and breweries, whilst the wines are from all over Australia - with some of the best wineries from the Hunter Valley, Mudgee and beyond coming for the festival.
There will be plenty of areas to sit around the festival, with many people choosing to sit on Manly Beach and relax, as music fills the air.
Good food, good beer & wine....Image: Northern Beaches Council website
The best way to get to the Taste of Manly festival is by public transport. Buses travel to Manly regularly from all directions around the city - see the NSW Transport website for the bus timetables. You will also need an Opal Card, which is used for all public transport around the city - including ferries.
A scenic way to travel to Manly via public transport is catching a ferry from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour or Watsons Bay. This is an enjoyable way to get out on the harbour on a beautiful day, as well as avoid all the traffic to the festival. Once you hop off the ferry at Manly Wharf, it is a short walk down to the festival, through the Corso, to Manly Beach. See here for the ferry timetable.
Hop off the ferry and walk to the festival. Image: Original image from Northern Beaches Council website
The Taste of Manly festival will be held between 11:30am - 5pm both days, so get there early to take advantage of the wide range of foodie options available all day. The festival will also be free of single-use plastics, to avoid waste and to protect our environment.
So get out your calendar and block off the whole weekend on the last weekend in May - you're going to want to go back both days. Comfy shoes and stretchy waistbands required!
Image: Original images from the Northern Beaches Council Facebook