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Bondi to Manly walk

Bondi to Manly Walk

A surfer crosses the path after a cheeky morning session; children learn to sail, their boats bobbing in the harbour; and mates pull a kayak down to the water’s edge for an arvo paddle. Sometimes there are no people at all; just scrubby coastal heath, delicate flannel flowers, towering angophora, twisting Port Jackson figs and […]

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Bradleys Head Walk

The Bradleys Head walk – either the short walk around the headland or longer on to Chowder Bay – deserves to be more popular. It’s an easy walk with unrivalled Opera House, Harbour Bridge and city views from the grassy expanse of Bradleys Head. Just a short ferry ride from the city’s business district takes […]

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South Head heritage trail Walk

Watsons Bay Walk

The Watsons Bay walk on the South Head Heritage Trail is the southern gateway to Sydney Harbour. Rich in early settler and forgotten military history, the Watsons Bay walk is home to the historic Hornby Lighthouse, one of Australia’s first lighthouses. It’s the easiest way to escape the city and yet still enjoy city and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Forty Baskets Beach on the Spit Bridge to Manly Beach walk

Forty Baskets Beach

Forty Baskets Beach is Stop 13 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. How to get to Forty Baskets Beach If walking along the Manly Scenic Walkway, coming from Reef Beach… Before reaching 40 Baskets Beach, a signposted track junction marks an “alternate route […]

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Dobroyd Head on the Spit to Manly walk. Manly Scenic Walkway.

Dobroyd Head

Dobroyd Head is Stop 11 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. How to get to Dobroyd Head If walking from Crater Cove… Go past the turn-off to Arabanoo Lookout, continuing on the track to Manly. Your first reveal of Manly comes 100m past this […]

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