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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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  • I have travelled to North Head Sanctuary many times, usually with family or friends. This is definitely one of the best places to get a great perspective of Sydney and in particular a view of “the hea...  more »
  • We drove to North Head and turned left into the Barracks. There is a visitor centre there with information about the Sanctuary. We walked from there down to Shelley Beach for a swim and a coffee. The ...  more »
  • Yesterday, my husband and I did a tour of the tunnels at North Fort located on Sydney's North Head. These tunnels, gun emplacements and more at North Fort contributed to the defence of Sydney in WW11....  more »