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“Fantastic walk”
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

It seems amazing such a walk which at times feels so remote and in the wilderness is interspersed with great views of Sydney Harbour. A wonderful free attraction.

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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

We did the 10km walk from Spit to Manly wharf. Some of the walk is similar to the one in the blue mountains with the ocean added as a bonus.

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

We got the bus to drop us off just before the bridge and followed the drivers advice to head to the pathway. En route met a wonderful chap from the UK and enjoyed 3 hours of brilliant scenic torture. The views were stunning and we'd often feel we could "touch" Manly, only to find another bay ahead. We couldn't believe it when we landed in North Harbour to see. "2km" sign! However the exhilaration was amazing and the drink in the Manly Wien Bar afterwards was well earned.
Don't come to Sydney to see only the man-made wonders. Take time, to enjoy the natural environment and you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank 12rocklily
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

This can be ordinary or special. If you follow the normal route it has great views etc and a pleasant walk. It doesn't matter where you start, The Spit or Manly. There is food at both ends and a bus to return you to your starting point at the end, unless you have 2 cars.
The special way to do it is find out when the tide is going OUT and start at Manly and walk over the rocks which are high and dry. Then climb up at Crater Cove and join the walking track. You can do it the opposite way if you can find the track down to the cottages at Crater Cove and then down to the rocks. Its a bit more difficult to start with but worth it either way.
We have done it often and never had a problem, but don't risk the tide coming in unless you start right at or just before low tide. You will be able to scramble up along the rocks but you need to know where the track is to join it.
Have fun. Take shoes that may get wet and are comfortable on rocks.

1  Thank Dinkumguy
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This walk has two routes - Manly to Spit Bridge (10km) and Manly to North Head (9.5km). We decided to take this route for ease of logistics.

The trail itself is well marked and easy to follow - not easy to get lost unless you try really hard. You will also find that this trail is able to cater to various needs for different people - the tourists (like us), health freaks (runners, joggers, walkers etc), families & friends (catch up sessions), pet owners with their pet dogs* and even couples on dates! Having said this, it is not suitable for families with young children or strollers. You will be walking on wooden platforms, sand paths, gravel paths, steps cut out of stones, the beach, pavement and even lanes through the houses in the suburbs.

Not all routes are dog-friendly, watch out for alternate routes. Also, in cases where it is high tide (makes you wonder what the actual route is like right?), there will be alternate routes for you to take to continue the walk.

There at least 20 points of interest. The main attraction however would be the breath taking views you will be rewarded with. Along the way, we also discovered that Manly is home to the endangered Little Penguins and it is the only mainland breeding colony in New South Wales. Cute little "Watch Out Penguins About" signs are visible on the pathway.

Some tips if you are planning to do this:
- wear walking/sport shoes or comfortable footwear
- apply plenty of sunblock as you are exposed to the sun alot (or you can wear a light long sleeve t-shirt. You'll sweat a bit more but at least the skin is protected).
- bring ample of water (recommended 1 liter per person)
- bring along light snacks
- carry along a raincoat/poncho. Umbrella might not be suitable at certain areas.
- don't forget your camera.

Getting there and back: We took the bus to Spit Bridge and the ferry back to Circular Quay.

You can read more of my Manly Scenic Walk experience on my blog - http://arazlin.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/manly-scenic-walk.html.

4  Thank Lyn D
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