Manly to North Head Hike and Coastal Cleanup

September 13, 2013 at 10:00 am

Map of Manly

Saturday, September 21st is International Coastal Cleanup Day, and we decided to combine the cleaning with the fun:

We will go on a hike along the coast from Manly, Shelley Beach and half way across North Head and pick up any garbage we may find along the way.

Place & time to meet

Circular Quay, No. 3 (Manly Ferry) at 11:45. We plan to take the ferry leaving at 12 p.m. If you need to purchase a ferry ticket you may want to come a little earlier. If you are late, you may not catch the ferry and it might be difficult to catch up with us later on, so try to be on time.


We will take the ferry leaving at 12 p.m. and arrive at Manly Wharf at 12:30. We will then have lunch somewhere in Manly (restaurant, café, etc.). After lunch we will walk along the coast from Manly to Shelley Beach and then across North Head through the Sydney Harbour National Park, Collins Beach and back to Manly Wharf (see map). Along the way, we will pick up any garbage—our little contribution to the International Coastal Cleanup. But don’t worry there will be plenty of time to enjoy and have fun—we won’t attempt to clean all of North Head.

What to bring

Yourself and friends, some sturdy shoes, something to drink and perhaps some snacks for the hike and some sun lotion. If you have some gloves or tongues or anything suitable to pick up garbage, please bring it along. We will provide some bags to collect the garbage.

Other important notes

At our welcome & social event at UNSW a few weeks ago we announced that this excursion would take place on Saturday, Sept. 14th—this is NOT the case anymore. (The weather forecast predicts rain for that day, and we decided to postpone it until Sept. 21st).
Should it rain on the 21st, we will cancel or postpone this event. Likewise, if less than 4 people sign up, we may cancel. Check our Facebook page for updates.

If you are interested in joining, it would be good to sign up here on Facebook, so that we have an idea of how many people to expect. We look forward to seeing you then!