Things to do in Wynnum Manly, QLD

Escape to Brisbane’s bayside and experience all their is to do in Wynnum Manly and surrounds on two legs, two wheels or on the water. Enjoy alfresco dining overlooking the Bay, hand feed wild dolphins on Moreton Island or cycle along the foreshore…the area is yours to discover.

Quick Links: For The Kids | Cruises | Fishing Charters | Water Fun | Restaurants & Bars | Cafes | Tours | Events | Shopping | Parks & Beaches | Other Things To Do

For more information about any of these things to do, visit the Wynnum Manly Tourism and Visitor Information Centre.
Address: William Gunn Jetty 1, Wyvernleigh Cl, Manly QLD 4179
Phone: (07) 3348 3524 | Hours: 9am to 3pm, 7 Days

For The Kids

Wynnum Wading Pool

173 Wynnum Esplanade
The Wynnum Wading Pool is a kiddie pool that holds seawater during high tide. Designed to be a safer alternative for toddlers to enjoy the seawater than the ocean, this pool has a kiddie slide for more water fun!

W. Poole Playground

119 Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum
The W. Poole Playground is an ocean-themed playground that encourages your kids’ imagination in pretending to be sea captains or pirates digging for treasure. Packed with many climbing areas, slides and swings, this is the place for kids to expend their energies and watch soldier crabs crawling on the shore!

Wynnum Aqua Park (Wynnum Whale Park)

137 Wynnum Esplanade
Let your kids beat the heat at the Wynnum Aqua Park! The whale pod water spray is a certified hit with children of all ages! The spray zone is complete with an overhead tipping bucket water spray, splash tower and toddler play area with a bubbling stream feature.

Bounce Inc Tingalpa

40 Enterprise Place, Tingalpa | 1300 000 540
Experience a fun kind of adrenaline rush with your kids at Bounce Inc at Tingalpa. This huge indoor playground has more than 50 interconnected trampolines for your whole family to jump and bounce around in for hours.

Confidently land in safety after being airborne in The Big Bag. Feel like the world’s most invincible basketballer as you practise your freestyle dunking moves at the Slam Dunk. Its padded walls and floor mats ensure an injury-free ball-playing experience. Or manoeuvre your way to earn the best Dodgeball player title in your family. Simply avoid being hit by the soft balls at the Dodgeball court.

Put on your thinking caps before stepping foot into the X-Park, the ultimate adventure challenge course.This park is filled with obstacles that will challenge your physical strength and problem-solving skills. Unleash your free spirit in a fun and safe environment at Bounce Inc at Tingalpa!

Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway

1992 Wynnum Road, Wynnum West
Hop on one of the miniature, vintage but still functional steam trains at Brisbane Bayside Steam Railway to experience what may be your coolest train ride ever! Train rides are scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 10am to 4pm.

Inflatable World Wynnum

242 Preston Road, Wynnum West QLD 4178 | (07) 3348 6900
Inflatable World Wynnum is one of the biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds in Australia catering to families and groups. A single entry fee grants you a two-hour session of playing on the inflatable activities. Supervisors ensure safety and fair play.. Parents must stay with their children under 12 years. No socks, no play.

Cruises

Jump aboard one of the boats leaving daily from Manly Harbour for a sailing or cruising experience you won’t forget.

Cat O Nine Tails Cruises

Wyvernleigh Close, Manly | 1300 438 787
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing cruise with your family along Moreton Bay, a unique destination for partying the night away with your friends or an educational tour to Queensland’s most historic island, you’ll be in good hands when you sign up for the Cat O Nine Tails Cruises.

Cat O Nine Tails is a 130-seater, 55 ft catamaran aptly named for its frequent visits to the St. Helena Island National Park. This historic island used to be the maximum security prison of  colonial Queensland where the worst criminal offenders of 19th century Australia were contained. Since 1982, Cat O Nine Tails Cruises has been conducting educational and historical tours to St. Helena Island. Night ghost tours for the brave ones are also up for grabs, offered in partnership with the St. Helena Theatre Troupe. These tours have won the prestigious Queensland Tourism Award for Heritage and Cultural Tourism in 1998 and are available all year round.

For those looking for a less spooky tour, choose one of their regular river and bay cruises to see other Brisbane islands. They even offer exclusive cruises for those looking to hold special events like engagements and weddings in greater privacy.

Their fully licensed bar offers a quality selection of premium beers, fine wines, refreshing cold drinks, coffee and teas, while their friendly catering and service staff will ensure you have everything you need for your truly memorable and fun party by the bay.

Second Wind Sailing

4/91 Charlotte Street, Wynnum | 0423 142 791
Second Wind Sailing offers you a memorable sailing experience onboard their vessel “Iceberg”. Founded by local residents, certified sailors and husband and wife team Pete and Kathie Colville, this local business offers 1 hour, 2 hour, 3 hour, 5 hour and 8 hour cruises from Moreton Bay and beyond.

Fishing Charters

Frenzy Charters Reef & Game Fishing

Wyvernleigh Close, Manly | (07) 3209 4576
Experience a fun fishing day with Frenzy Charters Reef & Game Fishing. Their Brisbane-based reef and game fishing charters accommodate individuals & groups looking for the ultimate fishing adventure. Lunch, afternoon tea, all fishing equipment and bait are provided, but guests are welcome to bring their own fishing gear.

Moreton Island Fishing Charters

William Gunn Jetty, Manly Boat Harbour | 0413 128 056
Moreton Island Fishing Charters offers reef, sports and game fishing offshore from Moreton Island on their fully-insured, state-of-the-art vessel “Prestige”. Quality tackle, bait, soft plastics and jigs are provided. Morning tea, full catered lunch, afternoon tea, water and soft drinks are served for their offshore trips.

Outlaw Charters

5 Mecoli Ct, Birkdale | (07) 3822 9527
Outlaw Charters offers you a personalised day charter fishing experience offshore Moreton and North Stradbroke Islands onboard its “Outlaw” vessel. Established in 2000, it is owned and operated by John Gooding, a competition winning skipper with over 30 years fishing experience offshore of South-East Queensland.

Water Fun

Manly Pool

1 Fairlead Crescent, Manly | (07) 3396 2578
The Manly Pool is a family-friendly swimming pool complex. Their Splash Pool is a spacious, fenced off kiddie pool with a maximum depth of 45cm. Open from Monday to Friday 5:30am-7pm, Saturday 6am-6pm and Sunday 8am-6pm. Coffee with free brownie, ice cream and cold drinks are available.

Kayak Fun – Manly Harbour Tour

0490 065 474
Kayak Fun offers a tour around Manly Harbour for you to see the moored boats and yachts. Take this tour during early mornings for less traffic. Experienced guides provide instructions, safety briefing and stay with you throughout your tour. All equipment including a PFD, sunscreen and water bottle, are provided.

Pandanus Beach

Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum
Pandanus Beach is a man-made beach located behind the Wynnum Aqua Park that offers Wynnum locals and visitors fine white sand and gentle slopes dotted with pandanus trees. A favourite of Brisbane families, this beach is home to crabs and other sea-critters – perfect for animal-loving kids!

Redlands Kayak Tours – Tingalpa Creek

1300 529 258
Redlands Kayak Tours is an award-winning local business that offers kayak tours and kayak eco-experiences along Tingalpa Creek. Different habitat types in this valuable waterway resulted in the diverse wildlife living in it. Redlands Kayak Tours cater to individuals, families and groups from beginner to experienced.

Restaurants & Bars

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

578 Royal Esplanade, Manly | (07) 3396 8666
The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS) not only offers sailing, racing, cruising, social events and volunteering activities for its members and visitors. They also offer all day dining, cafe, restaurant & bar.

Wilsons Boathouse

4 Trafalgar St, Manly | (07) 3893 3586
Wilsons Boathouse is a multi-awarded seafood restaurant and bar located at the tip of Norfolk Point. Diners are served appetizing, fresh dishes in a waterfront location with splendid views of Moreton Bay and Manly Boat Harbour. Open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30 am.

Wynnum Manly Leagues Club

92 Wondall Rd, Manly West | (07) 3906 7800
Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, known as the “Best Club on the Bayside”, is the largest entertainment venue on the south eastern side of Brisbane. With live acts, cafe, family-friendly restaurant, sports bar, gaming lounge and kids room. Membership is encouraged to experience all the benefits and facilities of the club.

Wynnum Manly Workers Club

35 Bognor St, Tingalpa | (07) 3390 6108
The Wynnum Manly Workers Club, also called Fielders, is a family-friendly dining and entertainment venue located in Tingalpa. It features function rooms for special occasions, a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner, gaming room and sports bar. Membership is encouraged to experience all the benefits and facilities of the club.

Wynnum RSL Club

174 Tingal Rd, Wynnum | (07) 3396 7333
The Wynnum RSL Club is a provider of first-class dining, gaming and entertainment to Wynnum locals and visitors. It features over 100 poker machines, three bars, a coffee shop, restaurant and 300 seat function room. Membership is encouraged to experience members-only benefits such as raffle draws and birthday goodies.

Wynnum Tavern

1975 Wynnum Rd, Wynnum West | (07) 3823 7100
The Wynnum Tavern offers dining and entertainment options for the whole family. Located along Wynnum Road next to the Wynnum Plaza, their family-friendly restaurant has a kids and seniors menu. A private function room, gaming room and bar with FOX sports and TAB facilities is also available.

Manly Hotel

54 Cambridge Parade, Manly | (07) 3249 5999
The Manly Hotel, called “The Manly” by locals, is a family-owned Aussie pub that has been offering its patrons and visitors cold drinks, quality food & live entertainment since 1955. It is furnished with bars, a sporting lounge & beer garden to a bistro, gaming lounge and 18 boutique style accommodation rooms.

Waterloo Bay Hotel

75 Berrima St, Wynnum | (07) 3893 2344
Since 1889, the Waterloo Bay Hotel has been delivering genuine Queensland hospitality to Wynnum locals and visitors exploring this charming seaside suburb. This family-friendly bayside destination features newly renovated hotel rooms, Fig Restaurant and Beer Garden, gaming lounge, liquor shop, sports bar and kids play area.

Tide Wine Bar

1 Wyvernleigh Cl, Manly | (07) 3396 8962
Tide Wine Bar offers relaxed dining and unbeatable Brisbane bayside views to Manly locals and visitors. This restaurant stands completely over the water on William Gunn Jetty. Open everyday from 7am, breakfast, lunch, tapas, dinner and drinks are served. Gluten free and vegetarian meal options also available.

Shucks Bar

457 Esplanade, Manly | (07) 3148 6857
Shucks Bar is an oyster bar and seafood restaurant that aims to bring the joy of tasting fresh oysters to Manly locals and visitors alike. Located along the Esplanade at bayside Manly, Shucks Bar prides itself in shucking all produce inside their kitchen for the ultimate fresh seafood experience.

Celtic Corner Bar & Bistro, Manly

45 Cambridge Parade, Manly | (07) 3396 1300
Located along Cambridge Parade near Moreton Bay, the Celtic Corner Bar & Bistro is more than an Irish pub where blokes like to hang out and bond over a pint of Guinness. Locals and visitors alike appreciate this modern, family-owned restaurant for its laid back atmosphere, friendly service, awesome live music and great food. Highly recommended are the chicken wings, BLTs on Turkish bread, and braised beef and Guinness pie. From 10:30 AM to 9 PM, modern Australian and Irish food is served for lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served during weekends only.

Finn’s Fish House

205 Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum West | (07) 3162 7096
Finn’s Fish House is not your typical fish and chips place.

This family-owned and operated restaurant located along Wynnum Esplanade offers an array of high quality seafood, gourmet burgers and salads with a Mediterranean twist.

From Wednesday to Sunday at 10am to 7:30pm, Finn’s Fish House serves gourmet seafood to Wynnum locals and visitors while paying homage to the family’s Greek heritage. Seaside decor makes for a comfy indoor dining experience, but the newly renovated wooden deck and fresh bayside breeze will delight those who prefer al fresco dining.

Recommended dishes include the traditional battered cod, chips and potato scallops, and grilled Atlantic salmon with a fresh, Greek salad on the side. Finn’s serves Merlo Coffee, a coffee brand known for its bold, rich and full bodied flavour.

Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant

1/45 Cambridge Parade, Manly | (07) 3396 3824
Manly Deck Bar & Restaurant is a modern & relaxing bar located at the heart of Manly Village. They offer quality, locally-sourced food and spectacular views of the marina, ocean and Moreton Island. Live music from Tuesday to Sunday. Open for lunch and dinner on all weekdays. Breakfast is served on weekends.

Cafes

Dramanti Artisan Roaster

94 Tingal Rd, Wynnum | (07) 3108 8338
“The little shop hidden at the end of the laneway” is how most people used to describe Dramanti, but five years after they opened their store in Wynnum, things have changed.

Dramanti is now synonymous to specialty artisan coffee for Brisbane locals and visitors alike. With their coffee beans sourced from Brazil, Kenya and Ecuador, widely regarded as the finest coffee capitals of the world, plus a strong sense of community and hospitality, each Dramanti cup is bursting with local flavour, international artistry and warmth of a coffee-loving community. Choose from filtered, classic blend and single origin coffee with soy, almond, coconut or lactose free milk. Loose leaf teas are also served.

Open everyday from 6am to 2pm, Dramanti Roasting House also offers healthy breakfast and lunch options for everyone. Whether you are on a gluten-free, dairy free or refined sugar free diet, or recently made the decision to live a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, this place will keep your tummy and conscience happy.

One look at their menu will attest to their wholesome food philosophy. While their breakfast and lunch choices rotate daily, every meal is prepared with fresh seasonal produce and made in house or sourced locally to support local farmers and schools. They practice transparency in their ingredients, and use free range eggs as well.

Cambridge Lane Espresso

61 Cambridge Parade, Manly | (07) 3393 4394
Located along Cambridge Parade Manly, Cambridge Lane Espresso + Kitchen is a lovely laneway cafe with a reputation for amazing coffee, delicious healthy food and outstanding customer service. Open from 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM, this family-friendly (even dog-friendly!) cafe serves breakfast, lunch, drinks and of course, coffee.

Groups who prefer al fresco dining will feel right at home with their outdoor seating. Walk ins are welcome too. And if you’re in a rush, you can still have their appetizing Angus beef burger (or mango smoothie) for take-out.

Try their Middle Eastern fruit bread with ricotta, mac and cheese and veggie burger. Locals highly recommend this cafe for their coffee, with some even claiming they’re the best coffee place in Manly.

Frenchies Cafe Wynnum

142 Bay Terrace, Wynnum | (07) 3396 0011
The cafe for coffee and animal-lovers/owners, Frenchies Cafe Wynnum is a casual, multi-cuisine coffee shop that serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks. This pet-friendly cafe is ideal for groups and families with kids. Reservations, take-out and delivery are accepted, but walk-ins are welcome too.

Tours

St Helena Island Tours

Tours can be booked at Cat O Nine Tails St Helena Island Cruises or Brisbane Cruises.

St. Helena Island (or St. Helena Island National Park) is a heritage-listed island situated in Moreton Bay, only four kilometres away from the Brisbane River. Known as Queensland’s most historic island, it served as the maximum security prison for the male criminals of 19th century Queensland for over 60 years.

Southern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive

Explore Brisbane’s foreshore by driving the Southern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive and follow the brown and white dugong signs.

Events

Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival

The Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival is a Brisbane City Council-sponsored festival held every Father’s Day. It is a free event held on the foreshore of Wynnum that offers wonderful jazz music, loads of food and drinks for the whole family, and kid-friendly activities.

Wynnum Park Run

Wynnum Manly Foreshore
The Wynnum Park Run is a free, 5km timed run happening every Saturday, 7 am at the Wynnum Manly foreshore. Organised entirely by volunteers, this is a non-competitive run that welcomes all runners of all speeds. Registration and barcode is required to see your run time.

Shopping

Manly Farmers Market

Royal Esplanade, Manly
Manly Farmers Market offers farm fresh produce to Manly locals and visitors every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 6 am to 12 noon. Situated within the Little Bayside Park, adjacent to the Manly Harbour, you can buy fruit, vegetables, seafood, meats, breads, spices, French delicacies, coffee & more!

Manly Harbour Village

50 Cambridge Parade, Manly
Manly Harbour Village is a bayside district that offers Manly locals and visitors quality entertainment, dining and shopping options. Only 30 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD, this village lets you experience some of the best spots in Manly including art galleries, boutiques, craft and farmers markets and views of the islands.

Wynnum Plaza

2021 Wynnum Rd, Wynnum West
Wynnum Plaza is a shopping centre located along Wynnum Road that offers plenty of dining and shopping options for the whole family. It has restaurants offering eat in and takeaway options, boutiques for ladies and men, cosmetics, hair and beauty, homeware and gifts, footwear general services, jewellery, pharmacy and more.

Parks & Beaches

Bayside Park

450 Esplanade, Manly
Those who love to climb are going to be impressed by the amazing climbing net of this Brisbane seaside playground. A double slide over a ship type structure will delight little boat lovers and toddlers will be kept amused not only by the slide but also the toddler swing and rocker rides. It’s not a huge playground but its location speaks all about picnic views with play as the side dish.

Breakwater Park

23/25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum
Breakwater Park is a calming, waterfront park for the whole family – your pets included. An ideal spot to watch the sunset or breathe in the fresh seaside air, this park has a boat ramp, breakwall where you can walk along, and a clean BBQ area complete with bench tables.

Elanora Park (Off-leash Area)

Granada Street, Wynnum
The Elanora Park (Off-leash Area) is a huge, fully fenced park for your dogs to play around in with their fellow furry kind. It features agility equipment to practice their tricks, plus drinking troughs to keep them hydrated. Dog dropping bags are available at the main gate by the entrance.

George Clayton Park

55 Lower Esplanade, Manly
Also called the Wynnum Bandstand Park, the George Clayton Park has a nautical themed, fenced playground complete with a replica steel lighthouse, wheelchair-accessible play carousel, climbing nets, slides and swings. This family-friendly park has a drinking fountain, electric & wooden BBQ, parking, picnic areas with tables and modern toilets.

Fort Lytton Historic Military Precinct

160 South St, Lytton | (07) 3393 4647
Fort Lytton Historic Military Precinct is the central attraction of the Fort Lytton National Park catering to families and history lovers. It houses Fort Lytton that defended Brisbane until WW2 and the largest military museum in Queensland. Free admission, guided tours and parking offered on Sundays and most public holidays.

Lota Park

827 Esplanade, Lota
Also called the Fig Tree Point Park, Lota Park is a park located along Lota Esplanade. It offers a mix of classic and modern playground equipment such as beach hut-styled forts, climbing facilities, enclosed slides and sand sculptures.This partially fenced park also has BBQ, toilets and water fountains.

Norfork Point

Trafalgar St, Manly
Norfolk Point is a historical landmark located at the far end of Trafalgar Street in Manly Boat Harbour. An ideal spot for a relaxing walk alone or with the whole family, this area is also popular for boating and fishing. Family picnics are accommodated by two shaded seating areas.

Wynnum Esplanade

Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum
Go for a walk or cycle along Wynnum Esplanade which runs from Berrima St to Penfold Parade. You will be able to stop and experience Pandanus Beach, W. Poole Playground, Wynnum Jetty, Wynnum Wading Pool and more as you journey along the Esplanade.

Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk

74A Wynnum North Esplanade, Wynnum
The Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk offers Wynnum locals and visitors the unique experience of walking over the sea and through 800m of a thick mangrove forest. Get up close and personal with the diverse wildlife that call this place home, including crabs, sea creatures, birds and lizards. Wheelchair and pram-friendly.

Other Things To Do

Wynnum Wetlands Birdhide

Lot 739 Port Drive, Port of Brisbane
The Wynnum Wetlands Birdhide is a park situated in the Port of Brisbane, Wynnum. This is not only a favourite destination of locals and visitors looking for a relaxing, quiet time with nature, put also offers the perfect hideout for bird watching enthusiasts. Open 24 hours.

Wynnum Golf Club

64 Stradbroke Ave, Wynnum | (07) 3396 9000
The Wynnum Golf Club offers more than golf to its members and visitors. Avenue Sixty Four, the award-winning events venue, is found inside the club’s scenic and sprawling 31 hectare property. The club is also recognised for having one of Queensland’s best 18-hole championship golf course.

Book Chat Coffee Club

Every Friday | 11am – 12pm Wynnum Library
Join Wynnum Library’s book chat coffee club to discuss your most recent and upcoming reads. New members welcome.

Yoga

Every Monday – 6.15 – 7.15pm – Wynnum Community Centre | John Balaam Ph 0403676435
Join John Balaam for a yoga session to unwind, de-stress and re-energise your body.
What to bring: A yoga mat and a water bottle. Mats are available to hire or purchase at each class.

Kirtan Meditation

Every Monday – 7:30 – 8:30pm – Wynnum Community Centre | John Balaam Ph 0403676435
Experience the restorative powers of yoga and relaxation with John Balaam as he guides you through a peaceful one hour Kirtan meditation session. Bring one or two small cushions and a yoga mat if you have one and a water bottle. Mats are available to hire or purchase at each class.