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Karloo Pools Track Walk Royal National Park

Karloo Pools

Karloo Pools is an oasis in the bush and one of the best natural swimming holes Sydney has to offer. They are a group of natural rock pools a short walk east of Heathcote Train Station in Royal National Park, Sydney. Karloo Pool, the main pool, is around 20m long and 10m wide, with a […]

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Spit Bridge to manly walk

Spit Bridge to Manly Walk

Explore one of Sydney Harbour’s most beautiful walking tracks, the Spit Bridge to Manly Walk, otherwise known as the Manly Scenic Walkway. The route hugs the coastline, offering expansive harbour views while juxtaposing harbour-side homes with Aboriginal sites. Finishing at one of Sydney’s most loved beaches, this is the walk to insist on for visitors, […]

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Ideas for 24 Hours in Sydney’s Outdoors

As born and bred locals, we want to help you scratch the city’s surface to discover a whole other side: that of towering gum trees, dramatic sandstone cliffs and secret bush enclaves. Depending how long your stay is, even six of the best walks might be stretching it a bit, so here are some tips […]

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Aerial view of Clifton Gardens on the Manly to Bondi Walk

Manly to Bondi Walk

The Manly to Bondi walk is the harbour section of Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk. It’s between the Palm Beach to Manly Walk and the Bondi to Coogee Walk, and is smack bang in the middle of Sydney’s coastal walks. You could do this in the opposite direction as a Bondi to Manly walk, but if […]

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Palm Beach to Manly or Barrenjoey to North Head

Palm Beach to Manly Walk

The Palm Beach to Manly Walk is a 50km coastal walk traversing Sydney’s entire northern coastline. It’s part of Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk. Start with the Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk to Sydney’s northernmost point. It’s well worth the short, steep climb for the 360 degree views of Palm Beach, Pittwater and north over the Hawkesbury to […]

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How to get to Figure 8 Pools

Figure 8 Pools is a natural wonder you have to see for yourself. The photos are great (yeah, it’s a hashtag: #figure8pools, check out the pics below) but nothing compares to submerging yourself in that figure 8 pool. Figure 8 pool? Yes, there is just one figure 8 pool, not a whole lot of Figure […]

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Where is Wedding Cake Rock?

Enjoy your trip to Wedding Cake Rock and the White Cliffs of Marley in Royal National Park. It’s a unique coastal formation that won’t last forever, so see it while you can. It’s sandstone, sure, but not as you know it. Whether you’re after a Sydney micro-adventure or a bush walk with a purpose, I […]

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Fisher Bay on the Spit to Manly walk

Fisher Bay

Fisher Bay is Stop 2 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. If walking from Ellery’s Punt Reserve… after the rocky overhang, pause on the raised timber walkway. Look to your left to notice oyster shells piled at the foot of the rock face. […]

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Spit Bridge opening times

Ellery’s Punt Reserve

Ellery’s Punt Reserve is Stop 1 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. Say goodbye to Spit Bridge and its 130,000 daily commuters. This is the last of these once-common low opening bridges remaining on a busy main road. The now predictable traffic delays […]

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Bushwalking Blog in Sydney

When it comes to the outdoors, Sydney excels. Think vibrant surf culture, glittering harbour and rivers, masses of park and bushland all within a stone’s throw of the city centre. And Melbourne? Well it does the indoors really well – you know… small bars, intimate gigs, black skivvies… So when we discovered Neil Fahey’s Bushwalking […]

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