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Manly, Australia is lucky enough to have some of the best walks in Sydney.  You will have the opportunity to spot some of our Australian wildlife.  If you want to partake in one of our iconic walks, pop into Hello Manly Information Centre right off Manly Wharf for detailed maps.

Manly to Shelly Beach Walk

Take a stroll along the short board walk around to Shelly Beach past Cabbage Tree Bay and enjoy the beautiful ocean views.  Once you arrive at Shelly Beach pop into the calm waters to swim or even snorkel around to view the beautiful sea creatures that live in Cabbage tree Bay.

Distance: 1km

Time: 20 minutes (one way)

Highlights:  Sculptures, Fairy Bower Pool, Cabbage Tree Bay

Difficulty:  Easy

RestaurantsThe Bower, The Boathouse

North Head Sanctuary

This walk is a spectacular place to enjoy the views of the City CBD skyline and the headland cliffs. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bush tracks and observe the Australian native wildlife. This walk also forms part of the Sydney Coastal walk.

Distance: 9km

Time: 2 hours return

Highlights: Fairfax look out, Bella VistaQ Station

Difficulty:  Moderate

Alternate route: Catch a 161 bus from Manly Wharf

Restaurants: The Bowerthe Boathouse, Bella Vista

Manly to Spit Walkway

Manly Walks
Image courtesy of Destination NSW

The Manly to Spit walk is a ten kilometre coastal hike through the stunning Sydney Harbour National park and past some of Sydney’s most picturesque harbour beaches. Enjoy panoramic views of the majestic entrance to Sydney Harbour. This walk also forms part of the Sydney Coastal walk.

Distance: 10km (one way)

Time: 3 hours

Highlights:  Crater Cove, Reef Beach

Difficulty:  Moderate- Hard

Manly to Dee Why walk

Dee Why Headland walk

This seven kilometre walk will take you along the coastline past Freshwater, Curl Curl and ending up at Dee Why Beach. This walk highlights some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches.

Distance: 7km

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (one way)

Highlights:  North Curl Curl Headland, Duke Kahanamoku statue in Freshwater, Worm Hole

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Alternate Route: Catch 166 from Stand A

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