Manly Scenic Walkway - A Family Friendly Walk

This collosal 10km, four-hour walk starts at Manly and goes through the rugged terrain Sydney Harbour National Park to the Spit Bridge near Mosman. To tackle the entire walk you need bundles of energy and intrepid older children with lots of stamina, but there are entry and exit points along the way so you can stop anytime it gets too much for little legs. The first section of the walk, to Fairlight Beach, is your best bet with young kids as it is pram friendly and fairly level.

As soon as you reach the National Park you are a world away from the city. The offers spectacular views of the entrance to the harbour and over to the city and is well signposted with a number of entry points and information boards along the length of the track. If you can tear your eyes away from the view, you’ll see wildflowers, goannas, birdlife and Aboriginal carvings along the way.

There are plenty of opportunities for a swim along the way so make sure you pack your togs and towels as well as your sensible shoe and sunscreen.  There are no cafes on the route, so make sure you pack provisions.