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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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A really great walk, and views...

It is a fairly long walk, but well worth it, lots of colourfull birds, great trees, and breath taking views. Most of the houses here are to die for. Take a piknik and plenty of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Portishead, United Kingdom
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a fairly long walk, but well worth it, lots of colourfull birds, great trees, and breath taking views. Most of the houses here are to die for. Take a piknik and plenty of water and wine, and plan for an entire day...

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoy catching a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, then heading north, walking along the beaches and coastline. Take a cossie with you and enjoy a swim here and there...great fun!

Thank mwakehamqldoz
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is only 30 min ferry ride from Circular Quay. Personally, we prefer the long ride (there is another fast ferry which said it only takes 17-18 mins from the pier to Manly) as it is more scenic as you can see the islands/landscape near Sydney centre. Manly is very accessible on foot, and you should definitely visit Shelly Beach,... More 

Thank Bobo631
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful easy walk to take in some great views while getting in some exercise . Plenty of spots to stop and relax , picnic and kick a ball if you want

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk to Shelly beach! Very nice and calm. Recommend to all ages. So close to downtown but so calm and relaxing.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk is accessible from the ferry. Turn left and continue past the Manly Aquarium and follow the shoreline. Beautiful little beaches and views over moored boats and out the Sydney heads make for a very scenic stroll.

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a map/brochure from the information hut just as you get off of the ferry at Manly. The trail is generally well marked, but the detailed map from the hut is very helpful. The trail can be quite hot so bring a water bottle. There will be several places along the trail where you can refill. There is even a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great walk through Manly. It's quite peaceful and has lovely views throughout. Would recommend this as part of your trip to Manly. Family friendly and couples friendly.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended. As soon as i got off the ferry i took the great walk more or less 12km from the pier up to the scenic walk and all the way back down passing through the scenic sea walk. it i serially worth it, nature and sea ...

Thank Lucs1964
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked from Manly aquarium to Spit bridge and it took about 3 hours - taking in the view but not a lot of stopping. Interesting scenery, stunning views, a few ups and downs but otherwise not too difficult if you are relatively fit person. However, take enough water and take every opportunity to fill up - we did this... More 

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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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