With Matt McClelland
Spit Bridge to Manly
3.5 to 4hrs
9.1km one way moderate track
The Spit to Manly walk is a classic bushwalk on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. If you have not walked it, you really should. This walk follows a well-maintained and signposted track whilst providing stunning views over Middle Harbour and across to Manly. It’s popular with people looking for exercise or just those who want to stroll along the shoreline of the world’s most beautiful harbour.
Along the way you will cross creeks, relax under shady trees, cool off at one of the beaches which dot the route and drink in the extraordinary vistas.
If you have time, the side trips down to Grotto Point and up to Arabanoo Lookout are well worth the effort. There are even coffee shops, toilet stops and playgrounds for the kids. You will also discover Aboriginal engravings and secluded swimming spots.
It’s an excellent mix of feeling miles away from everything without actually being miles away. At the end you can reward yourself with a cold drink or meal in one of Manly’s many cafes and restaurants. What else could you ask for?
And when you’re done, you can grab a ferry to the city or a bus back to the start.