The Definitive Guidebook
The Bondi to Manly Walk is the definitive guide to Sydney’s stunning coastline.
A spectacular 80 km track – Sydney’s newest multi-day harbour walk – connects the iconic beaches of Bondi and Manly, and will have you winding through secluded bays, protected bushland and the glittering harbour city along the way.
A must-have for Sydneysiders and visitors alike, the guide will surprise and delight even the most familiar walkers, combining fascinating local and natural histories with clear instructions.
Covering every bay, beach and headland between Bondi and Manly, day walkers can also choose from 12 feature walks, including:
- Bronte to Bondi
- Federation Cliff Walk near Vaucluse
- Hermitage Foreshore Walk near Rose Bay
- South Head at Watsons Bay
- The Spit to Manly Walk
- Manly’s North Head
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Released: September 2021
Easy-to-use, The Bondi to Manly Walk contains track notes and maps for casual day walkers and multi-day hikers alike. With accommodation and detailed itineraries for those wanting the challenge of inn-to-inn style hiking, as well as notes for families and dog walkers, it truly has something for everyone.
If you’ve ever – or never – experienced the astonishing Sydney coastline, you need this book. Tara Wells has captured everything you need to know to immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Sydney’s coastal trails, whether its for a quick dip into the sparkling waters that grace its shores or the full monty, walking 80km from Bondi to Manly. From its rich history, to what to carry, where to dine and sleep or how not to get lost, she’s covered it all, with passion and flair. I love this book, and so will you.DI WESTAWAY OAM
Founder, Wild Women On Top
The Bondi to Manly Walk: Online Book Launch
The online book launch was on 1 September 2021. Hosted by the vivacious Caro Ryan of LotsaFreshAir, readers watched from home and contributed questions and comments to the live stream.
Here is the recording of The Bondi to Manly Walk Guidebook’s launch.
Tara doesn’t just talk the talk – she walks one of the world’s most beautiful walksADAM SPENCER
Author, Comedian, Maths Geek
Will there be a book tour for The Bondi to Manly Walk book is like asking if Sydney’s 2021 lockdown will ever end. We hope so.
Check the events page for the latest.
Where to Buy
The Bondi to Manly Walk Guidebook is in all good Australian bookstores. Please support your local independent bookstore, many of whom have been especially effected during COVID-19, with some now delivering locally in areas that are still locked down. Or choose an Australian-owned online store, like Booktopia.
Borrow it From a Library
Don’t be concerned about taking away from an author’s (measly) income: Australia has the coolest system that means the government pays a small amount in recognition of income lost through free multiple use of books in public and educational lending libraries.
That means go right ahead and borrow away!
If your library doesn’t already have a copy of The Bondi to Manly Walk Guidebook, you can usually request that they purchase it. It’s a library’s mission to meet the needs of its community, so they typically say yes … and at no charge to the person who requested it. (You may need to know the ISBN: it’s 9781742237411.)
If you’ve ever wondered what it takes for a book to go from idea to publication, then you’ll love the behind-the-scenes story of The Bondi to Manly Walk Guidebook.
It was a ten year genesis involving a honeymoon, a false start and (multiple) lockdowns. Here’s the story behind The Bondi to Manly Walk Guidebook.