Manly to Seaforth Oval

5 hrs 45 mins

13.7 km One way

624 m

Moderate track
This walk follows the Manly to Spit Scenic Walkway, then continues past The Spit Bridge to Seaforth Oval. The walk provides magnificent bushland and Harbour scenes with many small beaches, reserves and coves to stop at. A very scenic and fun walk along the Harbour. Stop for a coffee or ice-cream at one of the cafes along the way.

Maps for the Manly to Seaforth Oval walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Parramatta River 1:25 000 Map Series 91303N PARRAMATTA RIVER NSW-91303N
Sydney Heads 1:25 000 Map Series 91302N SYDNEY HEADS NSW-91302N
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Manly to Seaforth Oval bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Manly to Seaforth Oval

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 13.7 km
Time 5 hrs 45 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 5km has short steep hills. The remaining (3.7km) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

6km of this walk follows a smooth and hardened path and another 4.4km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (3km) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 11km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.7km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 13km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 450m requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 14km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 240m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 12km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 2.2km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Manly to Seaforth Oval walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Manly to Seaforth Oval walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Manly to Seaforth Oval walk starts at the Manly Wharf (gps: -33.799562, 151.28427)
Your transport options to Manly Wharf are by;
Ferry. (get details)
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

The Manly to Seaforth Oval ends at the Seaforth Oval (gps: -33.781966, 151.23725)
Your transport options to Seaforth Oval are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)