Manly Lagoon to North Head & The Spit

This magnificent walk features the famous Manly Beach, Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park, the former School of Artillery

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and North Head Sanctuary managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, and North Head which dominates the entrance to Sydney Harbour and offers extraordinary views down-harbour. It passes the former Quarantine station (now the Q station) and Manly Cove before returning to Manly wharf to set out on the popular Manly Scenic Walkway.

This iconic walk circles North Harbour before climbing though the outstanding scenery of another section of Sydney Harbour National Park which overlooks the Heads, Crater Cove and Grotto Point Light. It then drops into popular Clontarf Beach and a final bush track to the Spit bridge.

At its northern end the walk connects with the Narrabeen Lakes to Manly Lagoon map brochure also available on this site; while its western end links to, and partly duplicates, the Harbour Bridge to Manly via Spit map brochure.

The walk forms part of the Sydney Harbour & Coastal Walking Network, one of the world's great urban foreshore walking networks, connecting Broken Bay in Sydney's north to Port Hacking in the south, and west as far as Parramatta.

Any part of the walk can be broken into distances and times of one's own choosing.



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