In pristine and beautiful Manly. Walk towards the Michel's Patisserie on Manly Beach, away from The Corso. You're on your way to a beautiful walk, and at the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve.
The walking trail from Manly Beach
If you're fortunate to go on a Manly bike riding tour, the ice cream stop is found at that popular little eatery along the way. There is a little, bendy walk until you find yourself at a little beach with a park and generous BBQ facilities.
Taking it all in on a gorgeous day
Many people enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving here, as well as swimming and just taking it all in. Just soaking up the sun for sure. A lot of young people love the BBQ facilities here.
On the way, with glimpses of the beautiful beach near the stairs for bushwalking.
Walk right in between the mini grassed area to your right, and to the BBQ at the left - you're at the start of what is tipped to be a cool mini bushwalking experience. If you're wearing thongs, that's absolutely okay. Sneakers would be more ideal.
These stairs are rather steep. Take care when walking up them. Once you've reached the top, you will find a car park on your right. Keep walking to your left, and bushwalkers paradise reigns. A beautiful way to immerse yourself in nature. There are blue chairs to sit on at various vantage points. Great to chill out, and capture a sort of birds eye view of Manly Beach to your left. Ample water views. Relaxing and awesome.
Let the bushwalking begin
It does not get too crowded up here either. Not even on the weekend. Just let yourself go and enjoy the moment. Unwind for free. There is a chance to walk back downstairs, and then perch yourself on some large rocks. Take in some more water views. Walk on down and you're back at beach level.
Great water views along the walk too
Some space to chill
Simple yet beautiful. Rather scenic too.
Where: Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve Manly.
Why: Free way to unwind, and a great way to do a little bushwalking while spending some quality time in Manly.
When: Anytime during the day - weekdays or on weekends. You feel more prosperous doing this during the week.