Spit Bridge to Manly, Sydney
The Spit to Manly tracks through secluded, harbourside beaches and native bushland featuring Aboriginal rock art, follows high-up trails with panoramic views of Sydney and Manly Harbours, and ends in Manly itself.
The track is 10 km one-way and takes about 3 hrs. It ascends up to the ridge line and descends back down through hills and stairs. The walk is not difficult but would not be recommended in its entirety for those with physical concerns.
There few toilets and water-fountains along the way.
A 45 min bus from Central Station to the Spit Bridge is available. The return also offers a 30min Sydney Ferry ride from Manly back to Circular Quay, or a 20 min Fast Ferry (but you’ll need a separate/non-Opal ticket for this). One of the sunset departures is recommended.
If you’re looking for something a bit shorter, you can check out the Northern Harbour Beaches walk (coming soon), which takes you along a harbour trail, but doesn’t give you the wide perspective you’ll get on the Spit to Manly.
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