Bondi to Manly Coastal Walk
You’d be hard pressed to choose which of Sydney’s epic coastal vantagepoints to visit. Open between two of this harbour city’s most iconic coastal counterparts, is an 80 kilometre stretch now known as the Bondi to Manly Coastal Walk.
Boasting endless epic coastal scenic highlights, the Bondi to Manly Coastal walk, trailing the east coast and harbour foreshore, explores Sydney’s iconic landmarks and must-see scenery.
Winding from Bondi through to Watson’s Bay, Rose Bay, Darling Point, past Ovolo Woolloomooloo and over to Kirribilli, passing Taronga Zoo and the Spit Bridge, the Bondi to Manly Coastal walk sees already-popular trails come together to offer one epic way to see Sydney. Trials which, if you’re up for the challenge, you can tackle in the full 80 kilometres, or take it a step (trail) at a time and complete each trail overtime.
About the Bondi to Manly Coastal Walk
The brainchild of three levels of government, the Bondi to Manly Coastal Walk comes as the Sydney attraction we already had but never knew we needed. Thanks to the collaboration of many minds, our unknown prayers have been answered.
The walk champions Australia’s rich history, natural beauty and iconic landmarks, guided by your choice of the Bondi to Manly app to keep you on the path to Manly, or follow the black and yellow branded whales, identifying your next step.
Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge
Highlights of the Bondi to Manly Coastal Walk
As its namesake suggests, the Bondi to Manly Coastal walk kicks off at Australia’s most famous surf beach, home to the world’s first lifesaving club Bondi Beach, which receives over a million travellers each year.
Camp Cove and South Head
A popular harbour beach, Camp Cove marks the spot where Captain Arthur Phillips first landed in Port Jackson in 1788, offering incredible harbour views, old harbour fortifications and lighthouse keeper’s cottages and more.
Mrs Macquarie’s Chair
A bench carved into sandstone by convicts in 1810 known as Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is, as the story goes, where the governor’s wife would await incoming ships from England.
Australia’s oldest botanic garden nestled on the harbour front, The Royal Botanic Garden is home to world leading plant science and stunning horticultural displays.
Sydney Opera House
The white sails of the Sydney Opera House offer a modern view along the Bondi to Manly Walk, set against the harbour city as an iconic landmark.
Sydney Harbour Bridge
An engineering marvel and architectural wonder, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a symbol of the nation. Having opened in 1932 the landmark is central to shaping the City of Sydney.
Significant sites in Aboriginal culture
An indigenous midden exists between Fisher Bay and Sandy Bay, while Aboriginal engravings can be found at Grotto Point, and an ancestral burial site and rock art at Reef Beach.
Famous for its ocean drive and ferry service from Circular Quay, Manly Beach sets an iconic scene for the end of the Bondi to Manly Coastal Walk.
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk
If you’re looking for a way to explore Sydney’s east coast on foot that requires a little less commitment, then you cannot look past the Bondi to Coogee walk. Extending for 6 kilometres in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, this cliff top coastal walk features incredible views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays and rock pools to stop off at along the way.
Have a rest, take a swim or grab a bite to eat at one of the numerous waterfront cafes, hotels and restaurants along the way. A 12-kilometre return walk, you’ll be delighted to find that at the end of the line, a public bus stop awaits to return you to your starting point in Bondi.
Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk