Manly Dam Circuit Walk
  • Length: 7.3km

  • Duration: 3 hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 51 Water Reserve Rd, North Balgowlah

  • End: 51 Water Reserve Rd, North Balgowlah

  • Location: Manly-Warringah War Memorial Park

  • Closest Town: Manly

  • Distance from CBD: 15.0 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.78254296

  • Longitude: 151.2556499

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

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BBQ Facilities

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Manly-Warringah War Memorial Park...

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Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Manly Dam Circuit Walk is a 7.3km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Manly Warringah War Memorial Park (Manly Dam), New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This is the main walk around Manly Dam and is popular for both walkers and bike riders. Prepare for spectacular views from both sides of the dam along well managed trails. Good spots to break include the picnic areas on King St. Features of this walk include walking the bridge across the top of the dam and the beach on the north side. Watch out for bike riders as this is a shared track. (This walk has changed since these notes were written the track notes are now somewhat out of date sorry)

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About the region

Manly Warringah War Memorial State Park - known as Manly Dam, has a wonderful diversity of flora and fauna, including a number of threatened species. It’s great for picnics by the water, is renowned for mountain biking and water skiing, and its network of bush tracks are great for exploring.

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