About this walk
Manly’s Cabbage Tree Bay in Northern Sydney is easily accessed by ferry from Circular Quay. Walk from the terminal along the beachfront path to the Manly Lifesavers Club.
Cabbage Tree Bay Eco-Sculpture Walk starts at Manly Lifesavers Club and follows Marine Parade to Shelley Beach. The wide, flat and paved path is suitable to prams, wheelchairs and strollers. Take in the stunning ocean and beach views and the coral reefs in the Cabbage Tree Aquatic Reserve.
Shelly Beach, at the end of the walk, is a sheltered cove and a very popular family beach. Return the same way.
The walk features eleven sculptures designed to highlight Cabbage Tree Bay’s unique marine life and history. You’ll pass the historic Fairy Bower Baths where you’ll see ‘Oceanides’ (1997) by Helen Leete – a pair of sculptures representing bathers enjoying the sun and sea at Manly Beach.
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