I spent the morning wandering around Sydney's harbour, taking in the sights of the famous Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Mrs. Macquarie's Chair and the Royal Botanical Garden and decided to spend the rest of my day taking on the bigger steps of the area.
Across the harbour bridge in North Sydney lies the peaceful seaside escape of Manly. From here, a renowned coastal walk treks back to Spit.
The Manly Fast Ferry leaves from the Rocks right outside Circular Quay train station. At the time of writing, a one-way ticket was $9.70 and the ferry takes approximately eighteen minutes.
Once you get off the ferry, walk straight up Wentworth Street to check out the beautiful Manly Beach. After, return to the ferry terminal and start the 10km Manly to Spit Coastal Walk.
MANLY TO SPIT COASTAL WALK DETAILS
Where: take the ferry to Manly and begin the walk from the ferry terminal
Length: 2 1/2 - 4 hours (depending on how long you stop for photos) for 10km one-way route
Directions: the walk begins on the boardwalk alongside Manly Cove under the white lampposts. Follow the signs for MSW Manly to Spit all the way along the coast passing stunning hidden coves, beautiful seaside villages and breathtaking panoramic views.
Bathrooms: yes, in the various villages along the way
Public Transit: yes, from the Rocks in Sydney, take the Manly Fast Ferry and start your walk from the terminal. From Spit, catch a bus over the bridge and back to the city.