An 80-kilometre walking trail in Sydney will soon be a reality after an agreement was reached between federal, state and local governments.
In late November, six mayors signed an MOU to build the trail by linking existing coastal and harbour-side walking tracks from Bondi Beach to Manly.
The trail will pass Macquarie Lighthouse in Woollahra, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo in Mosman, and Clontarf in Manly. About 60 kilometres of the trail will be on public land, while the rest will take place on footpaths.
Upon completion, the multi-day walk is expected to be a major tourist attraction and one of the world’s great walking trails, on par with Italy’s Cinque Terra. The path will highlight Sydney’s beautiful beaches and rich Indigenous history and culture.
Lachlan Harris and John Faulkner, co-founders of the Bondi to Manly Walk Supporters welcomed the agreement. “It was an act of imagination to have Sydneysiders understand the scale of public land around the harbour,” Harris told the Sydney Morning Herald. “The idea that you can walk from Bondi to Manly is a reality now.”
Faulkner said, “It will be an unforgettable experience and I am certain it will become a must-do for walkers everywhere in the world.”
Bondi to Manly walk’s launch date is to be disclosed.