Due to the risk of Coronavirus and acting on direction of NSW and Federal Governments, there are restrictions in place in many public areas. View the latest updates on the evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In addition, it is against the law to gather with more than ten people in public, except:

  • for members of the same household
  • where the gathering is essential for work or education

If you go out, stay 1.5 metres away from other people at all times.

The rules are also now enforceable and Police are issuing fines of $1000 for individuals and $5000 for companies. These are difficult circumstances and we appreciate your patience and understanding.


Whether it’s a long trek getting in touch with nature or casual stroll to watch the whale migration, the Northern Beaches has a walk to suit everyone.

Our Northern Beaches Coast Walk - which is almost complete - stretches all 36kms from Manly to Palm Beach and showcases our spectacular coastline, offering views from some of Sydney’s most beautiful vantage points.

Check out our Hello Manly visitor centre website for walks in the iconic Manly area.

Or use our interactive map for walking trails that will see you explore our bushy areas, lagoons and coastline from Queenscliff to Narrabeen.

We also have some spectacular walks as part of the Bicentennial Walkway from North Narrabeen to Palm Beach.

The round trip around Narrabeen Lagoon is very popular with locals and visitors alike.


Governor Phillip Lookout

A four hectare reserve 155 metres above sea level with 360° views of our beautiful coastline


Great Mackeral Beach

Great Mackerel Beach


Great Mackerel Beach is located on the western foreshore of Pittwater.


Jamieson Park

Jamieson Park Walk

Jamieson Park is a 42.8ha reserve located along the southern foreshores of Narrabeen Lagoon. It is bounded by the suburbs of Narrabeen, Wheeler Heights and Cromer and can be accessed from The Esplanade, Narrabeen.


Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Australia’s second-oldest national park, heritage-listed Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park combines important history with scenic beauty.


Long Reef Headland

Gaze across the ocean, north to the Central Coast or south to North Head, or explore the rock platform for all kinds of marine creatures. Great for whale watching!


Manly Dam Heritage Walk

Manly Dam Walks

Manly Dam is a popular spot for walking, mountain biking, picnicking, water skiing, swimming and fishing


Manly Scenic Walkway (to Spit Bridge)

Almost 10km long and takes 3 to 4 hours to walk at a steady pace in each direction. The numerous entrance points allow you to choose any of the seven shorter section walks.