The Manly to Spit Bridge walk was a joint project between former Manly Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service and was opened in 1988. Walkers pass by modern harbourside suburbs juxtaposed with Aboriginal sites, native coastal heath and pockets of sub-tropical rainforest.
It is 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.
Access points, parking and public transport are marked on the map below.
- All flora, fauna, Aboriginal sites, rock formations and historic structures are protected on the Walk.
- No domestic pets/dogs are allowed in the National Park. However an alternative dog route is provided.
Manly to Spit Bridge - 10km - 4.5hrs - gentle to medium
Manly to North Harbour Reserve - 1.6km - 30mins - gentle to medium
Manly to Clontarf Reserve - 7.2km - 3.5hrs - gentle to medium
Manly to North Head - 9.5km - 4 hrs - gentle to medium
Sydney Harbour National Park - 1.5km - 40mins - medium
Alternative Dog Route - 2km - 2hrs - medium