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Q Station Manly Quarantine Station

About Q Station Manly It’s what still attracts people here; close to the burgeoning township of Sydney yet far enough to break from city life. But from the 1830s, North Head was more than a simple respite for arriving ships. For 150 years until typhus, smallpox and scarlet fever became history, Manly Quarantine Station tended […]

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Where to Stay in Sydney to Walk

Thinking about which of the city’s best walks you’ll do will determine where to stay in Sydney. If you’ll be doing other things during your stay, it doesn’t really matter where you stay as it’s fairly easy to get around… but if you only have a short time in Sydney and like the sound of […]

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The Best Outdoor Activities To Do In Sydney

The traditional rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne in Australia is this: while Melbourne does the indoors well (small bars, live music and theatre), Sydney’s outdoor activities are outstanding. For those looking for adventurous things to do in Sydney, we’ve teamed up with Expedia.com.au to bring you these ideas which go from gentle to adrenaline pumping. […]

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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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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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Things to do in Manly (for people who love the outdoors)

From Manly’s beaches to bays, there are plenty of things to do in Manly. While the locals love the cosmopolitan dining and shopping, it is Manly’s natural beauty that attracted them in the first place. So pull on your boots and follow our guide of things to do in Manly for people who love the […]

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Sydney Opera House to Manly Hike

If you’re looking for a unique Sydney hike, consider extending the classic Spit to Manly walk (but stopping short of the full Manly to Bondi walk) to see more of Sydney’s harbour and coast. By flipping your start point to the city, and ending in Manly, this full day hike becomes more challenging. It’s a significant […]

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Manly Wharf on the Spit to Manly walk, Manly Scenic Walkway

Manly Wharf

Manly Wharf is Stop 16 – the final stop – on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. How to get to Manly Wharf If walking from The Spit to Manly, approaching from Fairlight Beach… After passing the former Sea Life Sanctuary and art gallery […]

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Fairlight House on the Spit to Manly walk, Manly Scenic Walkway

Fairlight Beach and Fairlight House

Fairlight Beach is Stop 15 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. How to get to Fairlight Beach If walking from The Spit to Manly, approaching from North Harbour Reserve… a concrete path ontinues all the way to Manly along the water’s edge. Stop […]

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