Incu Weekends are a look at some of our favourite pastimes that fall in between the working week. This weekend we hiked from Manly Beach in Sydney 4 hours along the coast to The Spit.
There's nothing like getting some of that crisp winter air into your lungs on a sunny saturday. This weekend Incu made the trek across picturesque Sydney Harbor to the shores of Manly and hiked north along The Spit costal walk. On the way we found deserted beaches, pine forests and some unexpected houspiration.
To follow in our footsteps simply pack a picnic and catch the Circular Quay ferry to Manly. From the Manly pier walk left along the clearly marked track towards The Spit - you'll pass a tidal pool and make your way around North Harbour Reserve. From here simply follow the coast past a series of rocky inlets and houses hidden amongst the native bush until you reach the Sydney Harbour National Park. Take a moment to enjoy the views and explore the Aboriginal art engraved in rock. Continue on through the bush, and pick one of the deserted coves you'll pass to picnic, swim or spend some time with that special someone.
As the thick bush of the national park thins, you'll find a well maintained boardwalk which will guide you to the end of the trail. Once you reach the Spit simply catch the bus back to Manly for a well deserved early evening meal (we recommend Chat Thai at the ferry terminal - the pork belly here is exceptional).
The hike takes 3 to 4 hours, not including swimming, eating or snuggling time.