Spit Bridge to Manly (Manly Scenic Walkway)


3 hrs 45 mins

9.1 km One way

349 m

Moderate track
The Spit to Manly walk is a classic bushwalk on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The walk follows a well-maintained track and provides beautiful views over Middle Harbour. This walk is great for those looking for exercise or just a stroll along the shoreline of Sydney Harbour. If you have time, the sidetrips down to Grotto Point and up to Arabanoo Lookout are definitely worth the effort. There are also a few places to get a bite to eat along the way.

Maps for the Spit Bridge to Manly (Manly Scenic Walkway) walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Spit Bridge to Manly (Manly Scenic Walkway) bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Spit Bridge to Manly (Manly Scenic Walkway)

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 9.1 km
Time 3 hrs 45 mins
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Grade 3/6



Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

3.6km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 3km has short steep hills. The remaining (2.6km) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

4.2km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 2.7km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (2.2km) follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 7km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.1km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 9km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 450m requires some bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 9km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 240m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

Around 7km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 1.8km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Spit Bridge to Manly (Manly Scenic Walkway) walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Spit Bridge to Manly (Manly Scenic Walkway) walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Spit Bridge to Manly (Manly Scenic Walkway) walk starts at the Int. Battle Boulevard and Manly Rd (gps: -33.800405, 151.24678)
Your transport options to Int. Battle Boulevard and Manly Rd are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)



The Spit Bridge to Manly (Manly Scenic Walkway) ends at the Manly Wharf (gps: -33.799562, 151.28427)
Your transport options to Manly Wharf are by;
Ferry. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)


Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)