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Manly Scenic Walkway

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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One of Sydney's Hidden Gems.

The walk requires a level of fitness. If you can walk OK and can climb 10 stairs at a time then you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
gentle section from ferry terminal to North harbour but testing from there especially if it has been raining

I take this walk every time I visit Sydney. It's an easy walk to the park at North Harbour but it... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk requires a level of fitness. If you can walk OK and can climb 10 stairs at a time then you will have no problems. The walk takes approximately two hours including time to soak up the atmosphere. On the way you will experience...More

Thank oziwarren
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I take this walk every time I visit Sydney. It's an easy walk to the park at North Harbour but it can be quite testing in parts if you head for Spit Bridge (allow at least two hours). Generally well signposted. Nice views from some...More

Thank adrianl716
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Did the walk starting from the Spit bridge (parked in the metered parking lot) to Manly AND BACK! Was a nice walk. We had a dog on a leash with us so had to avoid a few sections as dogs weren't allowed. But it was...More

Thank Charli K
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This is a scenic walk that takes you from the Spit Bridge to Manly (or vice versa). It was more challenging than we were anticipating, enjoyable nonetheless. Lovely views, flowers and we spotted a number of lizards along the way. We caught the bus to...More

Thank LauraEvans88
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Manly is a great way to spend an afternoon. Great views and close to very good food and shopping. Just a short ferry ride from the Quay.

Thank malcolm_groome
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Get ready for the most beautiful, scenic walk in all of Sydney! (Move over, Bondi to Coogee.) Recommend taking a bus to Spit Bridge and beginning the walk right on the beach which is just underneath the bridge. Heads up though, it is a rugged...More

Thank izzyvsandoval
Reviewed 14 June 2017

First day after the long flight to Sydney decided to take this scenic walk around Manley and get a view of the Sydney Harbor entrance. The map did not indicate anything other than distance. Travelers should know that the walk is through city streets, park...More

Thank 2thjockey
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Manly Beach is a lovely and a beautiful one. It has lots of shopping outlets and restaurants with terrific seafood. I like this beach more than Bondi. It looks pretty romantic. Beauty is everywhere here, Manly beach is a great place for spending a lazy...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Lovely scenic walk and a good workout. Well worth it. Wear a good pair of walking/hiking boots or shoes.

Thank Anonymous5659
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Lovely place. beautiful beach, lots of shopping, terrific seafood. I liked this beach more that Bondi.

Thank lassieontario
A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
Nearby Restaurants
Manly Grill
526 reviews
.42 km away
Manly Fish Cafe
199 reviews
.40 km away
Bluewater Cafe
323 reviews
.42 km away
Manly Fish Market
68 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Shelly Beach
1,113 reviews
.46 km away
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5,639 reviews
.48 km away
Joel Coleman Gallery
13 reviews
.62 km away
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