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North Head Sanctuary, Manly
(4.8/5 based on 150+ 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 visited recently and if you have never been make sure you visit too! The most amazing views in a peaceful setting. Words can't describe it as much as going and taking a look for yourself. Great for...  more »
  • You really should take half a day or more and catch the ferry from Sydney to Manly, hire a bike and ride around the iconic North Heads. The ride up to the heads is the only hard part. The seaward vist...  more »
  • North Head Sanctuary is a great place to explore either by walking or by bicycle as lots of very good tracks to ride on. We spent a whole day there exploring. We started at the Old Military Base where...  more »