A hidden jewel: Manly Scenic Walk
17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney Central Business District, Manly most notable for its beaches is a famous tourist destination.
One of its possibly less known jewel is the Manly Scenic Walk, offering panoramic views to the entrance of Sydney harbour via connected walkways passing through Sydney Harbour National Park, bushland reserves and paved paths.
The walkway has multiple entry points with the longest section being the 10km Manly to Spit Bridge route which takes approximately 4.5 hours. If you’re short on time but don’t want to miss the spectacular views, there’s the The Sydney National Park route which is just 40 mins over 1.5km.
There’s a few ways to get to Manly but the best way in my view is on the ferry (on a nice day). From Wharf 3 at Circular Quay, the pleasant 30 min ferry ride offers sensational photo opportunities of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney’s skyline.
Never say too late, finally “discovering” the Manly Scenic Walk after nine years in Sydney it was definitely a worthwhile experience and comes highly recommended.