163 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
The perfect combination of stunning views and bushy terrain through Sydney Harbour National Park in North Sydney. One way, the route spans about nine kilometres, but the 18 km out-and-back is really worth it. At Dobroyd Head, the highest point of the trail, you can enjoy nearly 360-degree views of Sydney. If you’re lucky, you might spot a whale. You can start at Manly Beach or the Spit Bridge. If you only want to go one way, bus to the Spit and catch one of Sydney’s famous ferries back to the city from Manly. The ride, with the wind in your hair and the views around the headland of the Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is incredible.
Tips from locals
The iconic Manly ferry, as well as fast ferries run every 10min during peak hours, and very regularly throughout the day. Check timetables for the City, Darling Harbour and Watsons Bay at the wharf for first and last ferry times (around 6AM to 1AM). RECOMMENDED - take the hop on hop ferry for a…
Manly's iconic ferry. MFF (Manly Fast Ferry) leaves from East Esplanade side of wharf. MF (Manly Ferry) leaves from West Esplanade side. Slight price and frequency difference.
Catch the fast ferry or public transport ferry to CBD, Darling Harbor, Rose Bay, Taronga Zoo or Watsons Bay
Catch a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly. Buses to Circular Quay run very regularly from any stop on Oxford Street. The bus runs through the CBD and terminates at Circular Quay. From the Ferry there are great Views of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Denison, and out past North Head…
Manly Wharf done differently
With small group activities led by locals, get to know this iconic landmark through Airbnb Experiences and the people who live in New South Wales