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Manly Scenic Walkway

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Address: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Manly and North Head Guided Coastal Walk
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Beautiful views!

Walked with two young children from Manly to the shelly beach. Only downside was that the lovely little Boathouse Cafe (we were recommended to visit at the end of the walk) was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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West Sussex, United Kingdom

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walked with two young children from Manly to the shelly beach. Only downside was that the lovely little Boathouse Cafe (we were recommended to visit at the end of the walk) was closed! It only opened until 2pm I think. Worth checking if your planning to stop off for lunch there. Would recommend the beautiful Walkway

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is in my home town and I like to take the whole day. Stop in Manly for lunch at one of the great cafes - soak up the vibe, and return to my car near the spit bridge. It is a 10km walk but you can enter the track at many points to reduce distance. A fairly easy walk.... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked on The Corso to the ocean beach and then returned to the harbor for a walk along the harbor beach. Check out the shark netting to allow kids to swim there.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach and promenade. Fun to watch the surfers and make sure you grab a shake and burger upstairs at Moo Burger.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it was an awesome hike which was challenging and a bit more difficult than originally thought - but worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After getting off the ferry we headed for the far end of the beach to do the magnificent walk. Great views, not at all strenuous. Lots of photos along the way. Once we were done we happened to be in time for the bus (which was a few minutes late), it took us more or less back into the centre... More 

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Milngavie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took bus to spit bridge and got off part way up hill over bridge (not sure if would have been better to get off at stop on bridge). Walk from spit to manly took us 2 hours 40 minutes and was fairly strenuous in parts with quite a few steep areas/ steps.

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the ferry docking point to the presumed end of the Scenic walk is about 3kms. Manly's Pacific beach is well used by the locals and as with all of Australia that we have seen it is very well done. There toilets on the walk as well as numerous shops and cafes.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the views along the walk are really amazing. there are lots of birds, lizards etc. to be seen along the path way and some great restaurants too.

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Bundanoon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will have to declare a love of this place since I grew up on North Harbour. The walk is now a well maintained introduction to paradise, native plants, beaches, views, the harbour and all that is wonderful about Sydney harbour

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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 Harbor 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 as well, especially along the family-oriented areas like Shelly Beach. An excellent way to experience Manly is to rent a bike and explore the dedicated bike paths and off road trails. The North Head National Park is another must-see. Located on the southern tip of Manly, North Head National Park offers great bushwalks and panoramic views of the city.