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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice walk along Manly beach. A few shops & restaurants. Great view of beach and water. If not doing beach or water activities, you'll spend less than one hour here.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Retired4Life
Manly C, Visitor Services Officer at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Retired4Life, We are glad you enjoyed your walk along our beautiful Manly Beach. Next time you visit make sure you pop into our Visitor Information Centre at the wharf, Hello Manly, for some great local tips. We will tell you all about the best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this walk! The people are lovely and sooo wonderful to visit with. Lots of wonderful places for useful memory makers and pictures. It makes a lovely boat ride there and walk around.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Manly C, Manly Visitor Information Officer at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Yucvk Thanks for your great review - we are so glad you met some lovely people and enjoyed the Manly Scenic Coastal walk - there certainly are many beautiful photo opportunities from isolated beaches and harbour waters to eucalyptus forests. The 20 or 30...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full disclosure i didnt finish the trail, i got as far as the second beach saw the path of step made of rocks with no railing and turned around. This isnt the type of walk you take since you are already at the beach, this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Manly C, Manly Visitor Information Officer at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi marion4travel Thanks for your review - it is always good to be well prepared on a walk and hiking boots are definitely more sensible than flip flops which are often worn by others visiting this trail! It certainly is lovely to cool off in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to manly on advice from our family, but it was raining and didn’t make the walk,although we did a lot of walking it was always looking for shelterMore

Date of experience: August 2019
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Manly C, Manly Visitor Information Officer at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ian 5663 So sorry you experience a bout of bad weather on your recent trip to Manly - we hope you managed to find a cosy cafe to shelter in, another option in rainy weather is to visit the Manly Art Gallery which is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went from the breudge at Spit. No signposts ans climbed up a long set of vertiginous steps followed by continued up hill climbing so there first hour of the walk was suburbia before we dropped down to a coast and found the walk. Very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Manly C, Visitor Services Officer at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Becs_London_UK, We glad you enjoyed the walks. Next time come to visit the Manly Visitor Information Centre have maps. Hope to see you walking in Manly agian soon. Thanks, Manly Visitor Information Centre

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes less than 2 hours to complete the walk. You get some awesome views of the harbour. Wear good walking shoes as the ground is quite uneven in parts. You do have to be fairly active. Take some water. Tip - if you're a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Manly C, Visitor Services Officer at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi nick164, Thank you for your review - it's a good one ;) Next time you visit Manly make sure you pop into our Hello Manly information centre - we'll give you great tips about other walks you can do in Manly area. Who knows,...More

Reviewed July 25, 2019

The scenic walkway is a fantastic activity to do on a day in Manly with the sea breeze and sun shining it is really enjoyable and gives a different insight into Sydney which not many people see. Most importantly though it isn't hard or strenuous!More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Manly C, Front Office Manager at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2019

Hi theexpatexplorer You are so right about the Cabbage Tree Bay Coastal Marine Walk which is completely flat, only 20 minutes one-way and suitable for strollers, wheelchairs and on weekdays, even bikes! If you walk in the opposite direction towards Queenscliff beach, you may find...More

Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

I was recommended this walk starting from Spit Bridge. As a first note, it is not super easy to find as the buses do not announce the stop and for tourists the only option is then to ask the driver to tell where to get...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank giollo
Manly C, Visitor Services Officer at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2019

Hi Giollo, Thanks for the awesome review! We are glad you enjoyed the walk! You are right it can be difficult to start the walk but we do have Maps if you start from Manly. Hope to see you in Manly again soon! Thanks, Manly...More

Reviewed July 18, 2019

Don't get me wrong, this is a beautiful walk. But I enjoyed the views of the cliff walk in Bondi Beach more as well as some of the walks along the ocean around Cairns and Port Douglas up north. So that is what I am...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Manly C, Visitor Services Officer at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2019

Hi Gerri, Thanks for the review! Next time why not give one of our other walks a try we have plenty of scenic walks. Thanks, Manly Visitor Information Centre

Reviewed July 18, 2019

Either we missed the scenic part or this isn't all that. We enjoyed seeing the market and all of the folks surfing on the beach.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Manly C, Visitor Services Officer at Manly Scenic Walkway, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2019

HI Patrick, Next time try the walk to Shelly Beach or the Walk to the Spit Bridge. They are both very scenic. Thanks, Manly Visitor Information Centre

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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
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LindaT860
February 16, 2019|
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Response from Eileen0101 | Reviewed this property |
Buy an opal card which is good for this ferry (but not Manly fast ferry), trains and buses and is excellent value for money
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Lindyblu
August 1, 2018|
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Response from claudeVincennes_94_ | Reviewed this property |
Shorter than Bondi -Coogee walk and less physical !! Let’s say 2-3 hours round trip.
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Took me 2hrs
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