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North Head Sanctuary, Manly
(4.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I have stopped here on my way on the Manly Scenic Walk up to the cliff. You can walk there like I did, drive your park (plenty of parking slots) or take a bus from Manly Wharf. (Review the schedule be...  more »
  • Found a free park at the info centre, met an echidna, loved the views towards Sydney CBD and the South Head - magnificient 
  • absolute must see for anyone in the Manly area, the views are amazing, the memorial walk an emotional experience