Covid Safe

Manly Trail Running Tour

Daily at 9:30am
Trail Running
10km / 2 hours
Starting at
Circular Quay
Finishing at
Manly Wharf

Set sail for Manly, a coastal suburb of Northern Sydney, on Fit City Tour’s Manly Trail Running Tour, operating daily at 9:30AM. This two and a half hour tour includes a trip aboard the Manly ferry and a journey to a number of historic sites that have been inhabited since long before the British settlers arrived over a century ago. Together, we’ll explore Manly Wharf, Collins Beach, and more before returning to Corso for a nice refueling lunch.

You’ll meet up with your Sydney tour guide at Circular Quay in Sydney where we’ll harbour hop from Sydney Harbour to North Harbour on a ferry ride to Manly, a journey of seven nautical miles. We’ll arrive at Manly Wharf, like many others before us have on their way to Sydney since its construction in 1856. The wharf has been a longstanding site of historical significance due to the many sea-farers and cargo passing through over the years.

Then, we’ll run towards Collins Beach, a scenic little beach with calm waters before visiting Quarantine Station. Here, we’ll learn about how from 1832 on, incoming travelers were sent here to decrease the risk of bringing common nautical diseases to Sydney, such as smallpox and the whooping cough. Together, we’ll explore this once remote quarantine area, now an attraction with a complex dubbed Q Station as a nod to its long history. Nowadays, travelers can come for a hot meal, a night’s stay, and you may even see events such as weddings held here due to the spectacular views.

After getting the all clear from the doc, we’ll lace up our sneakers and make our way to North Head and Shelly Beach. As Shelly Beach is adjacent to North Head facing West, it has been a safe haven for sailors against rough winds and waters for over 100 years and there is even evidence of Aboriginals living here long ago.

Before ending our tour, we will return to central Manly where we’ll grab lunch together on The Corso - one of the main streets connecting Manly Wharf to Manly Beach on the Pacific side of the Manly Peninsula. We will part ways at the Manly Wharf as many enjoy hanging out on Manly after the tour before returning to Sydney!

We operate tours for a minimum of 1 guest. Prices are per person with GST included.
Private Family tour
2 adults + 3 Children
2 adults + 4 Children
  • Witness epic views over Sydney Harbour and across into the Pacific Ocean
  • Discover the Old Quarantine Station
  • Learn the stories of key events between the Aborigine's and the European settlers
  • A wonderful tour guide to lead the way and share the stories
  • Ferry tickets from Circular Quay to Manly (one way, you can stay in Manly after the tour and return at your leisure)
  • All digital photography taken during the tour
  • Morning tea and coffee at one of Manly's most beautiful cafes
  • Tour duration is approximately 3.0 hours
  • Please wear suitable running attire and note that there is nowhere to store luggage and backpacks
  • This tour is suitable for all abilities of runners

Please wear clothes suitable for this activity including appropriate footwear.
You may like to bring a water bottle, though there are water taps throughout the tour.
Covid Safe Requirements:
Bring a face mask to wear as required
Bring your phone to check in to this tour

We aim to make our tours accessible for each and every guest:
For guests with wheelchairs and prams, we can generally make slight alterations to our tour route.
For guests who are vision-impaired, we can generally provide a guide to assist you.

We many need additional lead time to make these arrangements, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

This tour meets outside Wharf 2 at Circular Quay, Sydney. The nearest station is Circular Quay.

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"We had a blast... Great little stories along the way and some very cool out of the way places we would never have seen otherwise."

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