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Short walk + socialize + chat in English or Spanish + lunch at Havana Beach

  • Nov 8, 2014 · 9:15 AM
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Dear ESI members,

You are all invited to join us on this walk from Spit Bridge to Manly and finishing with socializing and lunch at Havana Beach. 

Walking Track Description :Distance: 10km one way. Time: 3 hours. Facilities: toilets, fresh water, barbecues, cafes along the way. Highlights: Coastal cliffs, views of Middle Harbour and the Pacific Ocean from Dobroyd Head, inner harbour beaches (pack your bathers), Aboriginal rock engravings

"The Spit Bridge to Manly Scenic Walkway is a series of short tracks, mostly less than 1-2km, including the Fairlight, Dobroyd and North Harbour walks. Each track covers a themed section of the harbour, so covering all of them in one walk is a great way to experience the diversity of Sydney Harbour’s bays, beaches and bushland.

The walk is well-signed and offers a number of detours for those looking to get off the “beaten track”, such as the views of the harbour from the old Grotto Point Lighthouse. There are a real variety of things to see and do along the way, from swimming to wildlife and whale watching, as well as learning about Sydney’s rich colonial history. For example, Forty Baskets Beach was so-named because of the fish caught there in the 1880s to feed Sudanese soldiers detained at the Quarantine Station, positioned across the harbour at North Head.

There are a few beach passages of the track that are prone to flooding at high tide, and walkers get wet at these stages of the walk, particularly at Castle Rock Beach. The tide is rarely more than knee-high, and if wading isn’t an option, one can always backtrack a little to follow the road around the beach." http://short-walks.com.au/new-south-wales/sydney/spit-bridge-to-manly-walk/

We look forward to seeing you there!

ESI team

Ana, Isel &  Natasha

HEALTH AND SAFETY: Everyone is responsible for their own health and safety on this walk. We take no responsibility or liability for anyone else, you choose to attend at entirely your own risk.



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  • John r.

    I took an earlier bus, at 9 pm and waited at the start of the walk but didnt see any groups, even though i walked slowly. I waited until 10.20 Sorry to have mised you guys. By the time i was at Manly, i didnt bother to go further than the ferry wharf.

    November 8, 2014

  • Ana

    Hi Melanie, sorry we took a lot longer than we thought. We just arrived at Manly Wharf Hotel.

    November 8, 2014

  • Isel C.

    Hi Melanie, we are still walking. We are about 20 min away. As we are taking longer we have decided to eat at a closer place. We will post when we arrive. Sorry for change, walkers are hungry and tired :)

    November 8, 2014

  • Isel C.

    We are crossing the bridge :)

    November 8, 2014

    • Melanie

      great! Are you at Havana restaurant already?

      November 8, 2014

  • Melanie

    hello! are you planning to arrive at Havana for lunch around 1pm?

    1 · November 8, 2014

  • Aaron

    Does anyone know the best way to get to the meeting point only using public transport?!

    1 · November 6, 2014

    • Ana

      Hi Aaron, yes Stand D Wynyard St at 9.15 to get bus together. See section on how to find us.

      November 6, 2014

    • Aaron

      Gracias Ana. Hasta mañana :)

      November 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI, the Manly Food, Wine, and Sustainability Festival will be on, http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/whatson/taste-of-manly/. This is one of Manly's major events and possibly worth checking out in the afternoon.

    May 21, 2014

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