This walking trail is undoubtedly one of the most popular, if not THE most, trail in Sydney. It spans along 10km of coastal, bush and residential walks along the North Sydney peninsula.
Manly Scenic Walk, it is.
Actually, the whole walk is 20km spanning from Spit Bridge to North Manly. However, the first half is much more preferred. The walk takes approximately 3-4 hours to complete with a steep incline towards Dobroyd Head. It can be done both ways, either from Spit Bridge to Manly or from Manly to Spit Bridge.
From the Spit Bridge, walkers shall head under the bridge and follow the Fisher Bay Walk along the Shell Cove. At the Clontarf Beach, the walk can be continued along the beach or walkers can choose to walk along the residential area and get back to the track at Clontarf Point. From here, it is about 30-40 minute incline walk within the bushes up to Dobroyd Head. There is a branch to detour to Grotto Point Light House at one point.
The view at the top of Dobroyd Head is just magnificent and this is "the thing" of this walk, in my opinion. After Dobroyd Head, the other half of the walking trail is much easier. Walking down, getting to another beach, walking flat, getting to another beach promenade, walking further, and voila, Manly is waiting there.
|The start of Fisher Bay Walk|
|Towards Clontarf Beach|
|One of the secluded beach towards Clontarf Reserve|
|The start of the incline|
|Almost reaching the highest point|
|The view from Dobroyd Head|
|View to another side shows how high we are|
|Start of the downhill|
|Down at Reef Beach|
|Manly is somewhat near|
|My favourite photo of the day|
|The promenade before the last residential area to Manly|
Love is in the air,