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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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Just been around there with some friends and enjoyed the day out.

We did a nice walk from Manly Wharf to Shelly Beach with some friends and really enjoyed the fantastic lookout on the way. The sunny day also contribute to this wonderful day. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Giuseppe F
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did a nice walk from Manly Wharf to Shelly Beach with some friends and really enjoyed the fantastic lookout on the way. The sunny day also contribute to this wonderful day. It is very relaxing and there are longways stopping areas to seat and have a chat. If you are around this area, do not miss it out.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walk the ten kilometres from the Spit Bridge to Manly for fantastic harbour views and swimming opportunities at secluded beaches. You should be reasonably fit as there are quite a lot of steps but you don't need to be Superman. Yes there are public toilets along the way but no food until you reach Manly. Take some water if it's... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great walk but take water and sunscreen with you! It was not all coastal - we headed uphill a lot of the way but looking over the edge the views were beautiful. A long walk from Spit to Manly - but we enjoyed the experience and had lunch once we arrived in Manly.

Thank pigsheppard
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I must have covered at least 10 Kms across Manly earlier today after getting of the ferry from Circular Quay. We walked along Manly Beach first then headed towards Shelly Beach before backtracking towards The Esplanade. A superb walk in good weather with scenic views.

Thank AshleyAzavedo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing walkway, sometimes is quite hard but gorgeous views!Dont forget to bring a lot of water with you!!Just one way is more than 4 hours!!

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't take my eyes off of you, beautiful scenery. Oh, yes, I may take my eyes off of you, if a lizard or another unknown animal shows up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you get off the ferry, it is a ten minute walk to Manly Beach. Free m there Either direction provides a nice beach walk on the ocean. If you go to the right ten minutes you will find yourself at Shelly Beach, a quiet alcove with a lovely breakfast restaurant (lunch too as I recall). All along Manly Beach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained trail. Excellent signage. Many excellent vistas. Several "hidden" beaches. Many photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the wonderful experience of taking this walk hours after taking an international flight here. Breathtaking beach and sights along the way, I can't recommend the experience enough! Take a ferry over and discover this for yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've walked the 10km numerous times and it never gets old. So many scenic lookouts, wildlife, national parks and opportunities to go for a dip. Really is one of the best coastal walks in Sydney. Make sure you bring along a water bottle and snacks, you'll need them.

Thank Sharon L

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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.
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