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Coastal walk stage 1: Manly Wharf to Dee Why

Sydney Harbour National Park


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Get ready for a 10km, 6-hour coastal adventure on Sydney's Northern Beaches. We'll start at Sydney Harbour, walking from Manly to Dee Why. It's the first in a series of 3 walks.


Saturday 21 September 2019, 9am to 3pm.

Sydney Harbour National Park
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 12 years and over. There will be a mix of bush, beach and street walking.

Adults $15 per person. Child $10 per person.

Meeting point
Manly Wharf
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
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Sydney's Northern Beaches is spoilt for spectacular water views. This series of 3 walks starts at Manly and finishes at Barrenjoey Lighthouse in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

During stage 1, we'll travel 10km, leaving from Manly Wharf. We'll pass via Little Manly Cove and Fairy Bower on our way to Queenscliff. Then it's on to Freshwater and Curl Curl. Finally, we'll reach Dee Why—our end point for this leg of the walk.

Along the way, we'll enjoy the varied Sydney coastline, with a mix of beach, bush and street walking. Remember to bring your Opal card for return travel by public transport. You'll also need to bring lunch, water, snacks, sunscreen and a hat.

Find out about part 2 in this series of 3 walks.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully.

    Other fees:

    Landing fee or tour fee applies to visit Sydney Harbour Islands. To visit Shark, Clark or Rodd islands Island, all vessels, including kayaks, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

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North Head hero, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan