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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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Never a bad day

I lived at Fairlight some decades ago, so this walk is always a trip down memory lane for me, and the view never fails to inspire and delight, no matter the weather. Sydney... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived at Fairlight some decades ago, so this walk is always a trip down memory lane for me, and the view never fails to inspire and delight, no matter the weather. Sydney Harbour from any angle is a world-beater! Safe, easy walking with countless photo opportunities.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Scenic road, running jogging cycling just strolling you name it. a fantastic place that we both enjoyed tremendously.

Thank danielfisher979
Maryborough, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful way to enjoy Manly with a easy walk around the Harbour and it starts at the Manly Jetty.

Thank Bret R
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and easy scenic road along the ocean between Manly and Shelly beaches. Unfortunately it was closed for renovation , but there is a side road between two beaches in many picturesque neighborhoods.

Thank Ogi0
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was easy to get to from Circular Quay by taking the Manly ferry and then walking out past the beach. Easy trail to spot and the cliffs and views were breathtaking. Give yourself a few hours to take this walk

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favourite walks in Sydney! It was longer that I'd expected since I started from the ferry but it is definitely worth it. Great views, would recommend.

Thank SRJAsh
Province of Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A lovely scenic walk for all, walk a little , sit a little and admire the view , pic-nic and enjoy the day. We had beautiful weather the whole holiday, not to hot just right

Thank sandlam945
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Cap'n there be whales here! Aye Scotty, you can often see Southern Right Whales in the harbour during the summer migration. I saw a mother & calf whilst on this highly rated scenic stroll. Take lunch & stop at one of the many parks for a picnic. Make it a day out rather than a rush around. The pathway is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are not avud walkers but we enjoyed this walk. You can read all the special paving slabs dedicated to former olympic winners. Later you climb a small hill and you may see various interesting birds. The views out to sea are great. Plenty of rest places on root.

Thank streakey
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This is well worth it. Allocate a full day for this activity as its a TREAT served up to your eye. Go both routes, first towards NorthHead and then head down to the beaches to watch surfers.. return and head over to the spit bridge via North Harbour.. absolutely BEAUTIFUL and you'll definitely fall in love with Manly.

Thank dierahul

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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.