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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 part of your personalized Manly itinerary using our Manly vacation planner.
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  • We've visited Sydney several times but visited the North head Sanctuary last time and it was a highlight of our trip. We took the ferry from Circular Quay and had a lovely el fresco lunch right as we ...  more »
  • It is a 3 hours on foot round trip to see North Head Sanctuary from Manly Ferry Wharf, normally. In order to do it within half a day with low impact walk, I took bus 135 opposite Manly Wharf (11.25am ...  more »
  • Took a public bus up and walked back due to the lack of regular times. Spent time at the lookout and around the fort complex -Cafe, information centre and toilets there. Nice views, even wildlife, cou...  more »