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Crater Cove on the Spit to Manly walk. Looking out the heads of Sydney Harbour.

Crater Cove

Crater Cove is Stop 10 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. How to get to Crater Cove Lookout If walking from the Grotto Point Aboriginal engraving site… Continue up the stairs after exiting the engraving site. Levelling out, the trees subside and you’ll come […]

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Grotto Point Aboriginal Engraving Site on the Spit to Manly walk

Grotto Point Aboriginal Engraving Site

The Grotto Point Aboriginal Engravings are Stop 9 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. How to get to the Engraving Site Approaching on foot from the Castle Rock Beach or continuing on from Grotto Point Lighthouse… Continue on the main track towards Manly. Walk […]

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Grotto Point Lighthouse on the Spit to Manly walk

Grotto Point Lighthouse

Grotto Point Lighthouse is Stop 8 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. How to get to Grotto Point Lighthouse If walking from Castle Rock Beach or from the western entry of Sydney Harbour National Park near Ogilvy Road, Clontarf… The Grotto Point Lighthouse […]

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Clontarf Pumping Station

Clontarf Pumping Station is Stop 6 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. If walking from Clontarf Beach… At the southern end of Clontarf Reserve, an access road meets the beach. Beside this is a large concrete building that looks a little dramatic for this […]

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Clontarf Reserve on the Spit to Manly walk

Clontarf Beach and Reserve

Clontarf Beach is Stop 5 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. If walking from Sandy Bay… Follow the concrete footpath past Clontarf Marina (former base of Ben Lexcen, designer of the winged keel that helped Australia II win the 1983 America’s Cup) and around […]

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Sandy Bay on the Manly to Spit Bridge Walk

Sandy Bay – Hawkesbury Sandstone

Sandy Bay Sydney (Clontarf) is Stop 4 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. If walking from the Fisher Bay houseboat… Continue on the track to Sandy Bay. Stay on the concrete footpath near the water, stopping when you see a large sandstone overhang on […]

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Fisher Bay Houseboat on the Spit to Manly walk, Manly Scenic Walkway

Fisher Bay Houseboat

The houseboat at Fisher Bay is Stop 3 on the Spit to Manly Walk, as seen in the downloadable Spit to Manly Complete Guide and Map. If walking from The Spit and Fisher Bay… Follow the track until you see the houseboat moored ten metres out in the bay. Fisher Bay Houseboat During the Depression there […]

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Google trekker Sydney walks

Google Trekker Sydney

It’s one thing reading about a walking track or seeing a few fancy photos, and another thing actually being there yourself. Until such time as three heel clicks of ruby red hiking boots will magically transport you, we’ve found the next best thing. It’s Google Street View Trekker, and it’s the online giant’s attempt to immerse you […]

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No Smoking in NSW National Parks

We’ve all seen it – a cigarette butt flicked carelessly away by an inconsiderate smoker. In a city, it’s ‘simply’ littering, but in a national park the effect can be devastating. A new NSW smoking ban aims to protect the environment from bushfire risk and rubbish by extending no smoking laws to cover national parks. […]

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The New York Times Travel Sydney

Featured in The New York Times Travel

Blue-tongued lizards, eucalypt forests and aboriginal rock engravings are familiar to Sydney-siders but it’s this natural abundance in the centre of Australia’s largest city that has won over the Americans. The New York Times travel section joined Chief Guide Ian Wells on a full day guided walk of Sydney on the Spit to Manly Tour. […]

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