Mary MacKillop

Stage 5

Starting at Bondi Beach the pilgrimage heads to Watsons Bay, the Sydney Opera House and over the Harbour Bridge into North Sydney, Mosman and onto Mona Vale.

The path

From Bondi Beach, we visit Watsons Bay, pass through Vaucluse and up into Paddington. After walking down Oxford St shopping strip, we head out to Lady Macquarie’s Chair, around the Botanic Gardens to the Opera House and Circular Quay. The view is amazing as the pilgrimage heads over the Harbour Bridge and into North Sydney, with a visit to Mary MacKillop place, the tomb of Australia’s first saint. Heading through Neutral Bay, the walk reaches Mosman and continues along the Spit to Manly walk. We then head up along the northern beaches to Mona Vale.


Day 20: 22.8 km walking from Bondi to Kings Cross
Day 21: 13.3 km walking from Kings Cross to Mosman
Day 22: 19.8 km walking from Mosman to Manly
Day 23: 19 km walking from Manly to Mona Vale

Places of interest

Botanic Gardens
Mary MacKillop Place
International College of Management, North Head
Quarantine Station
Long Reef Headland

Stage 5 in detail

Day 20


Bondi to Kings Cross

From Bondi, we head through North Bondi, Dover Heights and into Watsons Bay before walking through Vaucluse, Point Piper, Double Bay and up to Oxford St Paddington. The path heads down Oxford St to Darlinghurst and into Kings Cross.

Places of interest

The Gap
Strickland House
Nielsen Park
St Canice’s Kitchen – soup kitchen for underprivileged

Places of worship

Our Lady Star of the Sea Watson’s Bay
St Francis of Assisi Paddington
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Darlinghurst
St Canice Church

Public transport

Bus 380 from Bondi to Watsons Bay
Bus 325 from Watsons Bay to Double Bay

Food

Watsons Bay Hotel
Lord Dudley Hotel

Accommodation

Ibis Budget Sydney East

Day 21


Kings Cross to Mosman

From Kings Cross, we pass through Woolloomooloo, Farm Cove, Circular Quay over the Harbour Bridge into Lavender Bay, North Sydney and then east through Neutral Bay, Cremorne and into Mosman.

Places of interest

The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden
Mary MacKillop Museum

Places of worship

St Patrick’s Church Hill
St Francis Xavier Lavender Bay
Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel
Australian Catholic University Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Chapel
St Mary’s North Sydney Church
Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha Temple (Hare Krishna Movement)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mosman

Public transport

Bus 230 from North Sydney to Mosman

Food

Harry’s Café De Wheels Woolloomooloo
Delicado
La Despensa

Accommodation

St Valentines Apartments

Day 22


Mosman to Manly

From Mosman, we walk through Balmoral, Chinamans Beach, over the Spit Bridge, through Clontarf, Balgowlah Heights, Fairlight and into Manly.

Places of interest

Balmoral Beach
The Spit Bridge
Aboriginal Rock Engravings Grotto Point, Clontarf
Manly Art Gallery and Museum
Manly Wharf
Quarantine Station
St Patrick’s Estate
North Head Walk

Places of worship

St Mary’s Catholic Church

Public transport

Bus 144 from Mosman to Manly

Food

Manly Wine Bar
El Camino Cantina Manly
Maestro and Co

Accommodation

Quarantine Station
Manly Bunkhouse


Day 23


Manly to Mona Vale

From Manly, we head through Freshwater, Curl Curl, Dee Why, Long Reef, Narrabeen, Warriewood and into Mona Vale.

Places of interest

Curl Curl Boardwalk
Long Reef Headland
Narrabeen Lagoon

Places of worship

Catholic Church of St Joseph
St Kevin’s Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Parish

Public transport

B-Line bus from Dee Why to Mona Vale

Food

Paddock and Vine
Rough and Bare

Accommodation

Reef Resort Apartments

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