New Bondi To Manly Walk: The Adventure Is Now Open
It's official. The proposed Bondi to Manly Walk is open. In 2018 an agreement by six mayors was made to connect all of Sydney's coastal and harbourside walking tracks between iconic surf beaches Bondi and Manly.
Alongside federal and state government agencies, behind the agreement was Woollahra mayor Peter Cavanagh, Waverley mayor John Wakefield, City of Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore, North Sydney mayor Jilly Gibson, Mosman mayor Carolyn Corrigan and Northern Beaches mayor Michael Regan.
Spanning 80 kilometres and numerous historic sites, the multi-day walk will start 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 (pictured above) 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 track will continue 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 Beach (pictured below), which should become far less of a bubble with the easy access to be provided by the upcoming public walking track. What better way to end the epic day than with a ferry ride home from here.
When Will The Track Be Ready?
The walk officially opens on Sunday December 8, 2019. 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....
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