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North Head Sanctuary, Manly

(4.8/5 based on 160+ 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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  • We spent a day walking and taking in the scenery, the history and so on. It was hot the day we went and mostly no shade so be prepared as you are walking some distances and it is isolated. There is a ...  more »
  • I was able to hike through this area during a hot summer day. I enjoy walking and the trails were easily passable, and to get from Manly Beach through the full sanctuary and back to Manly Harbor in ab...  more »
  • We took the ferry from Circular Quay to Manly and then walked around to Shelley beach and from there onto the North head itself. Through the national park and across the parade ground up to the North ...  more »