Our June day walk features the famous Corso, Manly Beach, Shelly Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park, the former School of Artillery and Fairfax Lookout on North Head, which offers extraordinary views of Sydney Harbour. It passes the former Quarantine station (now the Q station) and Manly Cove before returning to Manly wharf.

We’ll be in the middle of the humpback whale migration north along the coast, so there’s a chance we’ll be able to spot some offshore. You should carry binoculars just in case.

The walk is rated moderate and is mostly flat or gentle inclines on paved footpaths and park paths.  The 11km walk will take about 5 hours.

We’ll meet at Circular Quay at 9.15am at the end of Wharf 3 and catch the 9.30am ferry to Manly Wharf.  We’ll start walking at about 10.00am.  The 8.21am train from Wahroonga (8.25am from Turramurra) will get you to Wynyard Station in time to walk to Circular Quay for the rendezvous. DON’T FORGET YOUR OPAL CARD.

We’ll stop for lunch at the North Fort Cafe at about 12.30.  You can buy lunch there or bring your own.  After we finish the walk we’ll retire to the Steyne Hotel to discuss the days activities.

Wear a hat and carry at least a litre of drinking water. To cover all contingencies please also bring sun block and a rain coat.  The weather looks rainy!  Kit will carry a first aid kit. Wear walking shoes, cross trainers or similar – thongs or crocs aren’t really suitable.  Bring money for lunch and the post-walk discussion and a camera to preserve the memories.

You can access the flyer here 2017 Walk 5 (North Head) flyer

To register for the walk, or to get more information, contact Kit Craig at cartophiles@stjohnswahroonga.org or on
0411 507 422.