Bondi to Manly self-guided walking itinerary
‘Spectacularly draped around its glorious harbour and beaches, Sydney has visual wow factor like few other cities. Scratch the surface and it only gets better’ Lonely Planet, 2018.
The walk starts with a private transfer from Sydney CBD to Bondi Beach, Australia’s most famous beach. Setting out from the famous pavilion at the back of the beach, you head north, weaving through suburban streets before following a trail through parkland along sandstone cliffs to South Head, the spectacular southern gateway into Sydney Harbour. Your accommodation and dinner are in an historic hotel overlooking pretty Watsons Bay. 11 kms, 3 hrs.
Today is the longest, but possibly the most interesting, walk of your getaway. It takes you along the southern shore of the harbour through some of the most glamorous suburbs in the city, past pretty beaches and parklands, the colourful Kings Cross district, the New South Wales Art Gallery, the beautiful Botanical Gardens to your hotel in Circular Quay in the city centre, flanked by the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. 19 kms, 4.5 hrs.
This morning you walk cross the celebrated Sydney Harbour Bridge and follow a trail which takes that skirts around the bays, beaches and parks of the exclusive suburbs of Kirribilli, Cremorne and Mosman to Sydney’s famous Taronga Zoo, a parkland zoo with sweeping views back over the city that is dedicated to scientific conservation, education and preservation. Your accommodation and dinner tonight is in the Zoo’s own elegant eco-retreat hotel (tickets for a morning visit to the zoo are included). 14 kms, 3.5 hrs.
Today’s walk is quite short, which will leave you the morning free to visit the Zoo, if you wish. The walk takes you through Sydney Harbour National Park, beautiful bushland trails that skirt around the shore with views across the harbour to the south. On the way, you'll pass Middle Head; a spectacular lookout point with breathtaking views across to North Head, South Head and out into the Pacific Ocean; finishing at pretty Balmoral Beach. From here, you will be transferred to your accommodation, a boutique hotel in upmarket Mosman, ten minutes’ drive away. 16 kms, 3.5 hrs.
You will be transferred back to Balmoral Beach for the final walk, following a gorgeous route that crosses the Spit Bridge, wraps around the hidden beaches and stunning national park bushland of Clontarf and Balgowlah Heights. At the end, it will bring you out to laid-back Manly, which is dominated by its the bustling Corso and a magnificent two kilometre long beach on golden sand, lined by Norfolk Pines. 13 kms, 3 hrs.
You will have a private transfer from Manly ferry wharf to Sydney CBD.
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Bondi to Manly fully-supported self-guided walking tour
Single supplement: $600
- Private transfer to and from Sydney CBD at the beginning and end of the tour
- Four nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotels
- All breakfasts
- Two dinners
- Reading lists and historical and cultural notes
- Maps and detailed walking instructions
- Daily transfers of baggage between hotels each morning
- 24 hour backup from our operations manager
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Good morning Simon! Sorry it's taken a while to get back to you. The walk was fabulous… it was really interesting with lots of history, art, good vegetation. All the hotels were excellent. It was a terrific break so thank you very much.
– Maraget Wren, 2021View all Testimonials ›