Just as the northern hemisphere gets cold and the first snow starts to fall in Scotland, heading to Sydney to catch the Australian summer suddenly seems like a very good idea. Our guide to the city covering December, January and February by resident Sydneysider Kristy Barratt has just come out. This walk is one of her top five sights and is definitely on my to-do list when I get back there.

Spit Bridge to Manly Scenic Walkway

Winding its way past pretty inlets, Aboriginal rock carvings and coastal cliffs, this three-hour walk through Sydney Harbour National Park will get your heart racing. Made up of a series of short tracks, you can choose to do the whole 10-kilometre hike, or as little as two kilometres. Take a backpack with some snacks and stop for a bite, and the views, at Dobroyd Head.

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Ellery’s Punt Reserve, Avona Crescent, Seaforth, NSW 2092



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