The breathtaking 10km coastal trail known by locals as the Spit to Manly walk has been recognised as one of the leading attractions in the world by Tripadvisor as part of their 2023 Travellers’ Choice Awards.
The coveted award celebrates businesses and attractions that have consistently received great traveller reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months, placing these winners among the 10% of all listings on Tripadvisor globally.
Northern Beaches Mayor Sue Heins said the accolade is fantastic.
“What locals and visitors already knew has now been confirmed – the Manly Scenic Walkway is unquestionably a walker’s paradise and one of Sydney’s leading visitor attractions”.
“Outside of COVID, 2.6 million people visit the Northern Beaches each year and a huge percentage of them include the harbourside 10-kilometre walk on their itineraries as a must-do when visiting the area.”
“One of the few urban coastal walks in the world which is part of the famed 80km Bondi to Manly trek, the Manly Scenic Walkway traverses through bushland, beaches, majestic viewpoints and even Aboriginal rock engravings. This is a favourite walk for locals and not to be missed by tourists,” Mayor Heins said.
“Congratulations to the 2023 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice winners,” said John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at Tripadvisor.
“The travel resurgence we’ve seen throughout the past year has even further heightened the competition. Earning a Travellers’ Choice Award demonstrates that you have provided great experiences to those who matter most: your guests.
“With changing expectations, continued labour shortages, and rising costs, this is no easy feat, and I am continually impressed with the hospitality industry’s resilience and ability to adapt. Cheers to another successful year!”
Some of the reviews include:
“If you love to walk around it’s perfect! One of the best walks ever. There is a lot of great places to see and just sit down and enjoy the area….” Janne W, Sweden
“Glad we did it, very interesting trail that provides breathtaking views of the east waterfront. And to top it all, we landed in Manly just before night fall for a well-deserved, sumptuous dinner on the beach. The track is well guided by signs and locals are very friendly in terms of pointing to the right direction if you feel lost. Highly recommended.” Priyaranjan K, Singapore
In March 2023 Tripadvisor named Manly Beach as one of the top 25 beaches in the world in their Travellers’ Choice ‘Best of the Best Beaches’ awards.
Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform*, helps hundreds of millions of people each month** become better travellers, from planning to booking to taking a trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay, what to do and where to eat based on guidance from those who have been there before. With more than 1 billion reviews and opinions of nearly 8 million businesses, travellers turn to Tripadvisor to find deals on accommodations, book experiences, reserve tables at delicious restaurants and discover great places nearby.
Media release provided by Northern Beaches Council, 15th August 2023