This walk is viewed by many as one of the most scenic harbour walking tracks in the world, it contrasts old and new Australia, taking you past modern harbour-side suburbs juxtaposed with Aboriginal sites, native coastal heath and pockets of sub-tropical rainforest. All flora, fauna, rock formations, Aboriginal sites and historic structures are protected. Dogs are not allowed in the National Park, however, there is an alternative dog route. The walkway is well signposted with various entry points and information boards along the way.
For more details ask at the Manly Booking and Information Centre or find the map in the walking guide section of the Manly Guide.
Manly to Spit Bridge: 3 – 4.5 hours (10km)
Manly to North Harbour Reserve: 30 minutes (1.6km)
Manly to Clontarf Reserve: 3.5 hours (7.2km)
Alternative Dog Route: 2 hours (7.2km)
Bus Manly to Spit (or reverse): 143, 144; Spit to Sydney (Wynyard) or Wynyard to Spit: 169, 178, 180
Highlights: The fishermen’s huts at Crater Cove, abandoned since the 1980s and the secluded Reef Beach, also known as ‘Pirates Camp’. Sydney is blessed to have some of the finest network of walking tracks in the world.
Food and drinks along the way: Forty Beans Café (see advert above)