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Getting To The Barracks is Simple

There are many ways to get to the event, in the incredible North Head sanctuary, just up the hill from Manly CBD.

The best ways to get there are:

  • Our dedicated event shuttle from Manly CBD, that you can prebook here
  • Rideshare & taxi
  • On foot or bike
  • By car to St. Pauls High School then walk 600m to the event site. Book limited spaces here
  • Detailed list of options below

We would like to remind guests to consider the environment, local residents, and particularly wildlife that live in the area, for this reason please don’t attempt to drive up into the site, as we want to avoid additional cars moving up and down Darley Road as much as possible.

The best way to get into the event site is to walk (20 mins from Manly CBD uphill) or get our dedicated shuttle, that you can prebook through here. There are limited parking spaces also available at St.Pauls again, these must be booked in advance.

There is a dedicated Rideshare and Taxi drop off/pick up point but please consider traffic when route planning. Full list of options below.

Once in Manly


The event site is accessible by foot from Manly Wharf, this walk does involve a hill and can take approximately 20-30 minutes. We also have 70 bike racks available next to the event site.


Limited parking is available at St Pauls High School, when pre-booked via Ticketmaster at $40 per car.  The walk from St Pauls is a reasonably flat 600m. There will be no parking available on the night.

Alternatively Manly CBD has many parking spots which can be found here. From these locations you can book yourselves onto the shuttle bus mentioned above or, of course, walk. For information on accessibility parking please look through our FAQ’s.

Purchase Car Park


Once guests arrive in Manly, Night at The Barracks have a dedicated shuttle that must be pre-booked in advance.

Shuttle will depart and drop off from Belgrave St, Stand E-G, (opposite Manly Police Station). Tickets for the shuttles will cost $8 (return journey) and must be booked in advance on a first come first serve basis in addition to your event ticket.


Departure from Manly: Departure from the Barracks Precinct:
5.10pm / 5.30pm / 5.50pm / 6.10pm / 6.30pm From 9pm – return tix (shuttle service)


Departure from Manly: Departure from the Barracks Precinct:
3.10pm / 3.30pm / 3.50pm / 4.10pm / 4.30pm From 7pm – return tix (shuttle service)


Departure from Manly: Departure from the Barracks Precinct:
5.10pm / 5.30pm / 5.50pm / 6.10pm / 6.30pm From 9pm – return tix (shuttle service)
Purchase Shuttle Tickets

Getting to Manly


Take a ride on the Manly Fast Ferry or Sydney Ferry, take in the beautiful Sydney Harbour on route to Night at the Barracks at North Head Sanctuary. Why not arrive slightly early and take advantage of some of Manly’s many bars and restaurants before heading up to the event? For timetables of ferries see links below:


We welcome visitors from across Sydney. Water taxis can be arranged through the below to either Manly Wharf or Quarantine Station.


Regular state transit bus services operate to and from Manly. See below links to find your appropriate route.


Night at the Barracks is accessible by rideshare or taxi. We have a designated drop off location for these modes of transport. Please note that drop off point will be Gatehouse Drive, North Head Scenic Drive.

We encourage all guests to arrive early to the event to take advantage of the many local food and beverage options available.