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NSW Heritage Festival 2019 Sydney events

Every place has a story. It’s these stories that transform sites from a mere location to gaining a sense of place. The annual NSW Heritage Festival offers a range of history-focused events. This year, the Australian Heritage Festival will be held between 18 April and 19 May 2019. Knowing our readers have a passion for heritage […]

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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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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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Best places for whale watching sydney

6 Best Whale Watching Places in Sydney

Whale watching season in Sydney is a great reason to get on the winter woollies and head to the coast. There are numerous vantage points all along the coastline but we’ve chosen the six best, most easily accessible and dramatic places to watch whales in Sydney. From these six places you have a great chance […]

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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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