Shelly to North Head, conquered!


I still recall the afternoon I was cycling all the way past Manly only to find myself at Shelly beach. It was beautiful, looking at Manly’s skyline, from another vantage point. I’ll let the pictures do the talking .

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Shelly Beach

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Shelly Beach

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From the foot of the staircase leading up to North Head

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The path is quite uphill and covered with gravel. Some distances of the climb lacks proper signages, I did get lost. And at some points, I had to follow my instinct and pick a route to continue walking in. But, hey, what’s an adventure without some mis-adventures.

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Signs like these are life saviours indeed. #truestory

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After the gravel ridden path, you end up in this stretch of the climb which is quite easy to cover because of the raised metal floor. This area is just before you hit the road – which is kind of the last lap of the climb.

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Happy climber at North Head

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View from North Head

Going past the North Head, you have something called, Fairfax Walking Track, which is basically a 1km loop that brings you back to your starting point.

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Entrance of Fairfax walking track

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Sydney’s skyline

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This was how windy it was up from North Head!

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En route down to Shelly beach

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The descend down of course, was very much easier compared to the climb up. Entire climb took me slightly under 2 hours (including Fairfax walking track).

Highly recommend this scenic walk. Definitely one of my highlights during my trip.

If you have a longer span of time, you might want to cover The Spit which is a very popular scenic walk.

All images belong to Solosingaporean unless otherwise credited for. Please give credit where it’s due.

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