Collaboration from start to finish.

Our projects are developed in close collaboration with you - from the initial brief, to the finished product.

The more we learn about your business and what your goals are, the more we can adapt design, functionality and content to your needs.

We are proud of what we achieve with you, and we manage projects like they are our very own.


Discover what we have been able to achieve so far with some of our valued clients.


The Noojee Sanctuary is a lovely, tranquil bnb and wellbeing retreat located in the heart of Noojee, West Gippsland.

Owner, Jessica already had website presence, but it wasn’t too long before she decided that her self-built site (using Wix) came with a few limitations, and in order to expand her business and showcase her brand, she needed a new website solution.

We worked closely with Jess to develop a brand new website for her using the Wordpress platform, together with WooCommece and Acuity Scheduling built right in to allow her to sell her beautiful handmade products online, as well as allow customers to book in a retreat, massage or wellbeing experience directly online without time consuming back and forth phone calls and emails.

Completely mobile and device friendly, the website also features links to Jess’ AirBNB listing, as well as a photo gallery showcasing The Noojee Sanctuary and its surroundings, plus customised contact enquiry forms. The sites theme is soothing and also a little quirky, and picks up on the accents of the resident bower bird who calls The Noojee Sanctuary his home.

We also took Jess through a training program that allows her to manage her site and her content solo (and we’re also around if she gets stuck!)

A beautiful project to work on and one that supports local, which we love!


The Bean Scene is everything coffee! Located just 90 minutes from Melbourne in the busy country town of Warragul, owners Ian and Lyn Hynd have developed an institution in producing and selling quality coffee, machines, grinders and coffee equipment.

Their business also offers expert coffee training through their Bean Learning classes and provides invaluable advice, knowledge, servicing and repairs of coffee machines and grinders in the Gippsland area.

Studio Manta created a brand new website for The Bean Scene which encompasses a new online store that allows customers to purchase coffee beans and equipment online. The site also features the ability for customers to book and pay for their coffee classes online through the new booking system that provides a calendar of available coffee class dates.

Requesting a service for machines and grinders has never been easier, with an online form tailored to capture essential information about service and repair needs. Add a gallery of machines and grinders that are available in the Bean Scene Around Showroom, plus some personalisation through telling The Bean Scene’s story and introducing their staff, and the site is perfectly balanced and subtle, whilst still retaining it’s bold, clean and luxurious style.

This project was fabulous to be part of - coffee and websites… what more could we want!



Fisheye9 is a unique property set in the coastal town of Skenes Creek, nestled along the iconic Great Ocean Road. What makes this property unique (and also really cool), is that it's both pet friendly and wheelchair accessible - giving furry friends and people with specific accessibility needs the opportunity to stay and explore the wondrous Great Ocean Road region.

Owners Stephan and Tanja needed a simple, new website solution that would modernise the property's online presence and highlight its unique features. Tools to also show the property's availability and ways for customers to get in touch were also required.

The previous website was severely outdated and incompatible with most modern browsers - having been built mostly in static HTML. Starting again was a given - re-building the entire site from the ground up using a content management system (CMS), which now allows Stephan and Tanja to manage their own content.

A new booking calendar that shows customers the property's availability, teamed up with a booking enquiry form, formed a simple solution that Stephan and Tanja can easily manage on their own, especially since most of their bookings are made through AirBNB and Stayz.

The new website takes advantage of its responsive layout, with the ability to adapt to a variety of screens and devices - essential to today's mobile traveller. 

The fresh new layout featuring clean branding and modern typography is easy to navigate, and the full width gallery and slideshow images provide a lovely insight into how you'll feel when you stay at Fisheye9.

A fun little project to work on.  Visit the website... and maybe make a booking enquiry!


BAy of apostles - online store

Local Apollo Bay shop owner Bernadette wanted to extend her store's physical capabilities beyond the iconic Great Ocean Road.

While her beautiful gifts and homewares store attracts many customers during peak periods of seasonal tourism, in the quieter months of trading, introducing new products, moving excess stock, and achieving the overall bottom line becomes somewhat challenging.

Creating an online store has enabled Bernadette to sell products outside of her store's physical, rural, location - increasing her client base and customer accessibility. Bernadette now has the opportunity to experience more consistent sales during the quieter months of trading, and can also increase her productivity and profit margin.

Fans of her iconic shop now also have the convenience of shopping online - good for those who do not live in Victoria and who are unable to travel to the Otway Ranges on a regular basis!

The online store itself carries Bernadette's motto, "here for the lifestyle" - with a relaxed, soft design that draws upon aspects of the physical store, making you feel like you're stepping right into it.

The functionality is simple and easy to navigate, with a no fuss shopping cart and payment system, plus ways for customers to ask questions and get in touch,

As important as it is for customers to have a great online shopping experience, it's also important for Studio Manta's clients to manage their online stores with ease. Consideration of Bernadette's technical capabilities were also taken into account when building this project, so that she could successfully manage it on her own (with just a little assistance from us from time to time!)

A beautiful project to work on.

Note. The Bay of Apostles store has been sold recently, but we’ll leave the folio piece up on our website for you to explore samples of our work.



Entirely rebuilt from the ground up on a brand new platform, with increased functionality and modern design, this project took online promotion for tourism in the Otway Ranges to new heights.

The team at Cape Otway Lightstation were looking for a new solution to their unsustainable, outdated, non-device responsive website that was full of repetitive content and had clunky navigation.

A new, modern look and feel was designed using existing branding and premium photography which celebrates the Lightstation in its entirety.

Copy was recycled from the old website and re-written for the new online space, with a streamlined page structure to enable a more user friendly experience in searching for and finding content.

Scope also included developing provisions for processing online ticket sales, as well as constructing online booking forms for groups and tours, plus designing an accommodation showcase which links to an external booking site.

Other technical scope included configuring SSL security, configuring a shopping cart capable of processing payments through PayPal, developing a series of page templates allowing members of the Cape Otway Lightstation team to construct their own pages, custom CCS styling, and configuring additional language plugins.

The keepers of the Lightstation now manage their own content and have the capacity to make their own modifications, such as the expansion of their 'tour' tickets.

A mammoth of a website, proudly constructed. See it in action.