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 a centerpiece of your Manly vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Manly online attractions planner .
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  • We did the Manly to North Head walk and it was wonderful. About 9 km, which took us about 2.5 hours, it was super hot, but we brought water and had sunscreen and hats so were fine. The walk is filled ...  more »
  • Great views with some history mixed in! Great activity if you're in Manly and want a change from beach time to hike around to North head and back in a large loop.  more »
  • Drive 5mins to North Head and watch the ship's leaving Sydney Harbour...great views Interesting walk along the 'yellow brick road' and read the stories of Army heroes past Go an hour or so before suns...  more »

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