The Bondi to Manly Walk: Sydney's Multi-Day Coastal Walk
So you've done the Bondi to Coogee walk several times and need a little change of scenery. Ask and you shall receive because the Bondi to Manly Walk is open and, according to some, is even better than other coastal walks in Sydney. Get your runners ready!
How Long is the Bondi to Manly Walk?
Spanning 80 kilometres and numerous historic sites, the multi-day Bondi to Manly Walk starts at South Bondi (or flip it and reverse it and start from the Manly side), making its way into Camp Cove and South Head - home to breathtaking harbour views and the red and white Hornby Lighthouse.
Take in the historic and picturesque Vaucluse House and Elizabeth House as you make your way across the Southern Harbour shore. Mrs Macquarie's Chair is to follow, then the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Need to cool off or give your legs a rest en route? Take a dip in North Sydney Pool, make a pit-stop at Luna Park for the breeze on the Ferris wheel, or sit back with a picnic at Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden.
You'll also encounter Nutcote, the home of May Gibbs, author and illustrator of the old-favourite children's book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Next, check out Curlew Camp on Little Sirius Cove - where two of Australia’s most famous artists, Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts, created some of their most renowned paintings.
The Bondi to Manly Walk continues through significant Aboriginal sites - from a midden between Fisher Bay and Sandy Bay, to the numerous Aboriginal engravings at Grotto Point, and the ancestral reburial site and rock art at Reef Beach.
And lastly, Manly Office Beach (pictured below), which should become far less of a bubble with the easy access to be provided by the public walking track. What better way to end your epic day of the Bondi to Manly Walk than with a ferry ride home from Manly!
How Long Does the Bondi to Manly Walk Take?!
Whether you take a couple of hours to explore a small section of the walk or seven days to experience the whole 80kms is up to you! Just enjoy the amazing scenery!
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