Well done on finishing and good luck with the move!
2019 - I've been looking at different ways to get to Manly. You've exhausted almost all of them! One possiblity...start at McMasters Beach then through Bouddi NP to Wagstaffe, ferry to Palm Beach then run to Manly....or start at Copacabana and swim across the lagoon :)
That sounds like a beauty.
But also there's a million ways to get to Manly :)
Nice! Love the long pub run :)
There's a Manly in Queensland !