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MANLY’S NATURE WALKS

Everyone is now enjoying the great outdoors and Manly is surrounded by some of the best coastal walks in Sydney. Time your next stay in Manly when there is air is crisp but the sun is shining and enjoy one of our favourite walks


Manly to Shelley Beach
Grade of walk- easy
Approximately a 40 minute round trip from the hotel stroll only the Manly beachfront then along pathway that hugs the coastline. The Shelley beach walk takes in stunning beach views but be sure to keep an eye out for sculptures along the way and the sea life in Cabbage Bay.
Our tip- Make sure you take in the view from Shelley beach headland looking back towards Manly and grab a coffee from the Boathouse Café!

North Head Sanctuary
Grade of walk- easy
North Head Sanctuary is a spectacular place to walk. The quite serenity of the headland is perfect for contemplating the city views and busy harbour life. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bush tracks and observe the native wildlife and during May-September you may be lucky to spot the annual whale migration.
This walk also forms part of the Sydney Coastal walk, it can be accessed via car or for the more adventurous it can be access via the Shelly beach walk.
Our tip- Whilst there make time to visit North head fort and take in the World War 2 tunnels via a tour

SPIT bridge to Manly
Grade of walk- Moderate to hard
The SPIT bridge to Manly walk is a ten kilometre coastal hike through the stunning Sydney Harbour National park and past some of Sydney’s most picturesque harbour beaches. Enjoy panoramic views of the majestic entrance to Sydney Harbour and finish at Manly’s wharf with a lunch or beverage!
Our tip- catch the bus from the hotel to SPIT bridge so you can finish in Manly

Manly Dam
Grade of walk- Moderate to hard
Known more to locals, Manly Dam is approximately a 10 minute drive from the hotel and offers a 7km circuit walk around picturesque Manly Dam. In the a bush setting make sure you take a moment to read the information boards along the way to learn about the local flora and fauna and Aboriginal heritage. Our tip- Manly dam offers some great picnic spots, barbeques and playgrounds for children so pack a lunch with you!

Long Reef Headland
Grade of walk- Moderate
The 3km loop around Long Reef Golf Club is picture perfect, offering stunning coastal views to Manly and north up to Palm Beach. For those visiting in winter its peak is also known as a great vantage point for whale watching. 

Narrabeen Lagoon Trail
Grade of walk- Moderate
The lagoon trail is a 8.6-kilometre looped track that winds its way around the southern end of Narrabeen lagoon. It is a relatively flat walk in a bush setting with plenty of rest areas along the way, making it popular for those to go on foot or even cycle around. 

Barrenjoey Lighthouse Walk, Palm Beach
Grade of walk- Moderate to hard
This is one of the most popular walking trails on the Northern Beaches but also one of the hardest. The 1.5km track is steep, offering climbers a choice of stairs or winding pathway. But once you are at the top, you will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular, insta-famed views of the northern beaches
For those looking for something different we recommend heading to West Head in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Offering walkers over 20 bush trails with look-outs, beaches and aboriginal rock carvings