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Reviewed 2 days ago

This enjoyable walk takes you from sandy beaches, rocky shores, secluded covers to soaring cliffs. The are toilet facilities, cafes and many benches along the way. The walk is easy and offers stunning views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Arthur211
Reviewed 5 days ago

This walkway is literally on our doorstep and I have yet to get bored of it (have been waling it every week for over 10 years now)! Stroll for a small section of the walk, jog it daily for exercise or walk the full route...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank babytrail
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend the afternoon along one of the prettiest coastlines that Sydney has to offer. A short ferry ride away and you really experience the Sydney beach life. A must do in Sydney.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rene C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Manly based on several recommendations from locals received during my trip to Sydney. Their main comments were that it's a little more "original" than world famous beaches such as Bondi and would be a beautiful experience. They were 100% right. I had...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davideman1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring your bathing suit and your walking shoes, because both the walking and the swimming here are simply lovely. After leaving the beach area you walk further to a nice view of the ocean. There are a couple of nice cafes right at the beginning...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sisterbay716
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the fast ferry to Manly Beach from Circular Quay - a lovely way to take in the harbor sights. The Manly Beach was crowded but still fun as we walked to Shelley Beach. Lots of restaurants and shops. Glad we went!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank larmc5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manly Scenic Walkway especially between Manly and Shelly Beach past the natural reserve is beautiful. From the Harbor side to the beach side of Manly is only a few blocks and it is a wonderful family friendly beach. A very fun afternoon was spent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so happy that we made our way via ferry to Manly Beach. The place was enchanting and beautiful! We loved our various walks and were glad that we'd been given a tour/information map to use as we might have missed out on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank boloca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manley beach itself is stunning but the scenic walk takes on a different meaning sea to your side as you walk along and the modern architecture scattered about with the animals also in view makes for a stimulating stroll

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank war47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived by ferry, walked straight up the main pedestrian street, and arrived at the scenic walkway (South Steyne) in about ten minutes. With restaurants on the right and the Pacific Ocean on the left, who could ask for anything more??! The walkway continues closer...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank William P
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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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16 February 2019|
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Response from Eileen0101 | Reviewed this property |
Buy an opal card which is good for this ferry (but not Manly fast ferry), trains and buses and is excellent value for money
1 August 2018|
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Response from claudeVincennes_94_ | Reviewed this property |
Shorter than Bondi -Coogee walk and less physical !! Let’s say 2-3 hours round trip.
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1 August 2018|
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Response from travelchick119 | Reviewed this property |
Took me 2hrs