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Taking the Spit to Manly walk is like stepping right into a postcard picture…
Anyone who’s spent some time in Sydney will know of the stunning Coogee to Bondi walk. The one that takes you along beaches, cliffs, ocean pools and through what is possibly the most beautiful cemetery I’ve ever seen. But have you heard of the Spit to Manly walk? Because this, in my opinion, is something else.
This walk takes you along 10km of glorious beaches, a national park, Aboriginal engravings and viewpoints that will blow your mind. I don’t think the glistening blue waters around Australia are something that I will ever stop drooling over, but this combined with trails weaving through bushland with the chance to spot wildlife makes it pretty damn sweet.
This great coastal walk was definitely more of a challenge for a sloth like me, but it was SO worth it. If you have the time during your visit to Sydney, the Spit to Manly walk is a must and you will get to experience the beauty of Sydney away from the city. It won me over and I hope these photos will inspire you to go too.
My top tips before you go on the walk
- Take a look at the Spit Bridge to Manly walk map here.
- Take lots of sunscreen and water with you – outside of the national park, there isn’t a lot of shade and the 10km will take a few hours to complete.
- Set off early to avoid the midday heat.
- Take your swimmers for a dip along the way or at Manly.
- Wear decent shoes. I’m usually one for doing everything in my flip-flops and a skirt but after 10km your feet will thank you for being more on the practical side.
- Take your time! This walk has some pretty steep sections and a fair number of stairs to tackle. It’s way to pretty to rush through anyway!