The Spit to Manly Walk: a Sydney Classic

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A classic bushwalk through the heart of Sydney to Manly on the northern beaches. The walk follows a well-maintained and signposted track and provides fantastic views over the Middle Harbour. The walk is one way and it's entirely possible to do the walk by public transport. The conclusion of the walk is a ferry ride from Manly back to Circular Quay, through one of the world's most truly iconic waterscapes. On this walk we saw bearded dragons and blue-tongued skinks. Manly is home to a colony of Little Penguins which you may be lucky to spot.

Thanks are owed to the Kayimai People, traditional custodians of this land.

Australia - New South Wales - Sydney Surrounds - Sydney City


Cafe, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
11/8/2015 - Michael Woodward

Completed this walk in September 2015 on a trip to Australia - Excellent walk well signposted and no need for directions. Wonderful scenery and thoroughly recommended.

6/15/2013 - Alastair Alexander

This has been a favourite for many years. It is near the heart of the city and yet a truly rural walk with wonderful views of the harbour. You can start the walk at Balmoral but only at low tide. You can also take the bus from the City Centre to the Spit Bridge and at the end of the walk, take the ferry back from Manly to Circular Quay.