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North Head Sanctuary, Manly

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Wildlife Area Nature / Park
Choose from a number of walks and self-guided tours at North Head Sanctuary, home to a delicate system of native flora and fauna. Steeped in history and culture, this site has long been considered a special place for Aboriginal Australians. The sanctuary’s rugged sandstone cliffs provide unobstructed views of the city’s skyline and are a popular spot for observation and contemplation. A picturesque setting for picnics, the sanctuary also includes a small café, open for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. Be sure to visit the convenient Gatehouse Visitor Center to pick up maps of the area, and to enjoy a range of free family-friendly activities. Make North Head Sanctuary part of your personalized Manly itinerary using our Manly vacation planner.
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  • Visited with my husband on a cold rainy winters day, but still managed to enjoy ourselves! It was pretty quiet - not sure how busy it gets during Summer - the info centre has 2 hour free parking which...  more »
  • What a gem!! Beautiful scenery, easy walking trails, well maintained and groomed grounds. Bustling with history dating back to the 1800s yet within sight of the CBD.  more »
  • Walking among the rough cliffs, watching the crying waves fighting there way into Sydney's waterways.  more »