Bondi or Manly? The age-old question Sydney-siders have been debating for decades. Which one reigns supreme?
Well, now you can tick off both in the same week and decide for yourself – and all by foot.
Just yesterday, the City of Sydney opened an 80-kilometre urban walking track around Sydney’s iconic harbour foreshore linking the two. Marked by 350 distinctive Indigenous Australian Whale symbol signs, the urban walkway is easy to follow with a digital walking app available to download.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism, and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres said, “The Bondi to Manly Walk is a great project to open the Harbour and its foreshore for the people of Sydney to enjoy and share with the world. Co-operation from all levels of government has created a cherished national asset which is arguably one of the most beautiful paths any keen walker can travel.”
Aside from the obvious highlights – those being the likes of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge – walkers can also enjoy secluded coves and beaches in Vaucluse, the fascinating military tunnels and fortifications of Georges Head, as well as the Spit Bridge.
It’s recommended you divide the walk into four, five and seven-day routes. However, those that are exceptionally keen could likely do it in two days with a stop overnight roughly halfway along the track.
If there’s one thing both Bondi and Manly locals alike can agree on, it’s that Sydney is undoubtedly one of the best cities in the world, and this recent addition might have just secured it the top spot.
Imagery: Destination NSW