Getting There

There are many ways to get to the event in its beautiful North Head location. The journey to this hidden gem certainly adds to the sense of adventure. We would like to remind guests to consider the local residents, and particularly wildlife that live in the area, for this reason please don’t attempt to drive up into the site, as there is no parking, and we want to avoid additional cars moving up and down Darley Road.

The simplest way to get into the event site is to walk (20 mins from Manly CBD uphill and around 18mins downhill. Sensible footwear advised) or get our dedicated shuttle. 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.


There is no parking located in the Barracks precinct. We have a very limited number of parking spaces located in St Pauls which need to be booked in advance alongside your ticket here. Parking at St Paul’s will be $30 per car.
Alternatively Manly CBD has many parking spots which can be found here. Northern Beaches Council as part of their partnership with Night at the Barracks will offer any of our ticket holders a flat $5 evening fee in Whistler or Peninsula carparks in Manly. Simply show the parking attendant your ticket on exit to redeem your flat fee.
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.

The shuttle bus stop is located at Manly Wharf, Belgrave St, Stand E-G. Tickets for the shuttles will cost $5 (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:
17:40 / 18:00 / 18:20 / 18:40 / 19:00 From 21:30 – return tix (shuttle service)


Departure from Manly: Departure from The Barracks:
15:10 / 15:30 / 15:50 / 16:10 / 16:30 From 19:00 – 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, North Head. 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 the drop off point will be accessible via Bluefish Drive only.

Whatever way you choose to get to the event, there is always a mini adventure to be enjoyed before you even set foot on the event site.

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