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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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Castle Rock Beach, Sydney Harbour, on the Spit to Manly walk

Castle Rock Beach

Castle Rock Beach is a quiet Sydney Harbour beach near Clontarf and Manly that can only be accessed on foot. Below are two options of getting to Castle Rock Beach, either as part of the Spit to Manly walk, or driving to nearby streets. Castle Rock Beach is Stop 7 on the Spit to Manly […]

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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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Sydney's Great Coastal Walk

Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk

While multi-day inn-to-inn walks are more well-known in Europe (think Spain’s increasingly popular Camino de Santiago), and thru-hiking in the USA is massive (think Appalachian Trail), Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk is putting Australia on the world map for walking holidays. It’s also called the Palm Beach to Cronulla walk and is nearly 200km of continuous […]

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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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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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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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