Information for Visitors

Local Area in and around Manly Wynnum

Discover Manly and Wynnum with charming bayside villages, craft and fresh produce markets, art galleries, quality dining and boutiques, and of course the picturesque views out to the islands.

Looking for local activities ? Standup paddle boarding, yacht, kite-surfing, windsurfing, boating, fishing, hire a bike, from adventure to relaxation, Wynnum + Manly and surrounding islands is a breath of fresh air. Join tours, hire a bike or bring your own and discover Brisbane’s scenic bayside.

For more information on Manly and Wynnum please visit the Wynnum Manly Tourist and Visitor Information Centre.  Once in the local area, we recommend a visit the tourism office located on the William Gunn Jetty (a short walk from RQYS with the entrance near the public swimming pool in Manly) and next door you’ll find and a great cafe and wine bar for sundowners too.

P:+61 (7) 3348 3524
Open: 9am -3pm daily

Brisbane City

Set on the stunning Brisbane river, Brisbane city and surrounds offers visitors such a range of activities from fabulous fresh food in top restaurants after sundowners  on a roof bar to outdoor activities such as climbing bridges, experiencing the extensive cycling pathways Brisbane offers, hiking up Mt. Coot-tha or simply taking in some idyllic river walks.  You can also enjoy some leading exhibitions at some of the city’s excellent museums and galleries viewing the latest contemporary art at GOMA or learning the history of Brisbane during WWII at the Macarthur Museum.   Visit

Below is a list of links to get you started:

Looking for restaurants and bars:

Urban List Brisbane:

Eagle Street (CBD on the river):

Eat Street:


Fortitude Valley:

James St:

Museums and Exhibitions: 

QAGOMA is Gallery of Modern Art and the Queenland Art Gallery (across the walkway from each other)

Museum of Brisbane:


Queensland Maritime Museum:

Macarthur Museum:

 Walks / River Walks:

Climb Storey Bridge:

Brisbane City Botanical Gardens:  Check out local Queensland flora including amazing mangroves.

Mt. Coot-tha / Botanical Gardens:

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary:

Roma Street Parklands:

River Travel & Sightseeing


City Cat – commuter service providing river views from St. Lucia to XXXX

Tickets can be purchased on board –

City Hopper: Free ferry service that zigs and zags between the two riverbanks between the CBD / Eagle Street area and Southbank.

For free things to do in Brisbane visit:

Hire Bicyles: Brisbane is known for embracing cycling and there are cycle routes all over the city and surrounds.

GoCard: Stored value swipe card to use for all public transport – buses, trains, CityCat.  Available to buy at train stations, news agents, 7/11 convenience stores and other local outlets.

Driving into the City  If you decide to drive into Brisbane City for the day, we strongly recommend you plan ahead and pre book your car parking. Car parking in the city is expensive when conducted on an ad hoc basis and street meters are not always available.

Enjoy your time in our fabulous city!

1 day | 2-3 day trips outside of Brisbane

Whale Watching Season is still happening when you are here for the Worlds in October.  Here are some links to day trip options from Brisbane

Whale Watching

Tangalooma Resort offer day trips from Brisbane that include Whale Watching Day Cruises – for more information and to book online click here

Queensland Visit

Stradbroke Island:    Car and passenger ferries leave from Cleveland just south of Manly.

Scenic Rim: head directly inland from Brisbane and enjoy the treescape:

North to the Sunshine Coast:

Australia Zoo:

Glasshouse Mountains:


Eumundi Markets:

Bribie Island:


South to the Gold Coast

Themes Parks

Wet n’Wild | Dreamworld | Warner Bros Movie World | SeaWorld | Outback Spectacular | Paradise Country

Whale Watching