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North Head Sanctuary

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Grea walk within easy reach of Manly, you can walk or bike or bus the road or thake the trail up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrea W
A great way to spend a day in Sydney off the beaten path

I can’t believe there weren’t more people doing this walk from where the Manly ferry lands to North... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris M
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North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, Manly, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grea walk within easy reach of Manly, you can walk or bike or bus the road or thake the trail up from the beach. Great lookouts and interesting history and buildings/tunnels to explore. Get those walking legs out.

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t believe there weren’t more people doing this walk from where the Manly ferry lands to North Head and checking out the stunning views at the various lookouts We will def come back as we ran out of time to see the tunnels and...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lookouts in North Head are nothing short of amazing. The walk is super easy & about an hour walk from Manly Ferry Wharf! You could also rent a bike to get up there faster. The lookouts has me in awe. Wow. After I saw...More

Thank laurengimotty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tunnel tour at north head sanctuary, great history, interesting facts, easy walking and amazing views. The tunnels were great, just didnt seem long enough!

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Whether it’s whale watching, the Harbour or the Sydney skyline. The best views of Sydney can be found here - all for a $5 parking fee!

Thank Loretta S
Reviewed 8 May 2018

It is very easy to overlook the Memorial Walk if you are up at North Head. That’s because it is hidden away, up behind the Visitors Centre but it is a hidden gem. It is a beautiful, paved walk through natural bushland and overlooking Sydney...More

1  Thank Mairwen1
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Great view. Coffee available nearby and some walking tracks to look at the local fauna and flora, or just to keep you fit.

1  Thank William D
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We entered the area from above the parking lot near Shelly Beach — following a trail with little signage, other than warnings about it being private property and to stay away from the edge of the cliff. We finally reached a high stone wall with...More

1  Thank Don_G_Wright
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is an excellent place to walk but allow a few hours if you wish to see all the lookouts and places along the various tracks. The view of South Head and the city are excellent on a nice day. Take the coastal walk from...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Take a beautiful wander from the Manly Ferry through the mall, up the beach and then on to the North Heads Sanctuary. It's a great way to reconnect with nature and yourself. Stop and reflect at the cemetery and enjoy the art along the way!...More

Thank Kelly-anne P
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A 40-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay will take
you to the famous northern beach of Manly. The beaches
here are perfect for learning to surf or spending the
day sun-tanning. The walk from Spit Bridge to Manly is
a great way to experience Sydney Harbour Bay and the
Australian bush land. Along the foreshore, there are
plenty of watering holes and wine bars with excellent
cuisine. There are plenty of kid-friendly restaurants
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30 November 2017|
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Response from Paul B | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no kangaroos or koalas but Sydney's Taronga Zoo is only 15 minutes away.
Christine Y
28 July 2017|
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Response from Good_Partner | Reviewed this property |
you can find many spots with awesome views beside car park good for picnic. also, there is bench at lookout too.
3 September 2015|
Response from CockatooIsland | Property representative |
Hi Chanelle No the walk at North Head Sanctuary is free. Make sure you call into the visitor centre at Manly to collect a map and at the visitor centre at North Fort to learn about the history of the site. Enjoy your visit!