Sydney, Australia

Manly Beach: Manly to Spit Bridge

Begin by taking the scenic half-hour ferry ride from Circular Quay across Sydney Harbour to the suburb of Manly, a narrow strip of land between Sydney Harbour and the Pacific. Once in Manly, there are a few scenic walkways that provide great trails to run on.
To follow the Manly to Spit Bridge path, look for the “Scenic Walkway” information posts on the wharf when you dock. Head left out along the 6-mile Manly Scenic Track. The walk is well-signed and passes by aboriginal engravings (marked by kangaroo logos) as it twists and dips its way through pockets of rain forest and along sandstone cliffs, all the while providing smashing across-the-water views of Sydney. There are a number of detours for those looking to get off the “beaten track”, such as the views of the harbor from the old Grotto Point Lighthouse. Once you get to Spit Bridge, you can hop on a bus back to the city!
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