North Head Sanctuary, Manly

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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 a centerpiece of your Manly vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Manly online attractions planner .
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  • October 1, 2017
    What a beautiful stunning place to make a memorial. We visited to see if our fathers brick is in place yet, serene hidden gem part of the North Head sanctuary. The memorial walk is available to purcha...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    The North Head Sanctuary has a number of sites that can be visited. The Q Station is a highlight and there are historical tours almost every day. There are also other tours that take you to the histor...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    Haven't been here for a long time. The walks are easy and the views are stunning - out to the ocean and of Sydney skyline. The Memorial Walk is a recent well thought out tribute to those men and women...  more »

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