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Address: North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, Manly, New South Wales, Australia
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Manly and North Head Guided Coastal Walk
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kenitra, Morocco
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Kenitra, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

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 tourists, Sydney siders and for someone looking to take their other half to a very romantic spot. If your catching public transport... More 

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 vista is breathtaking, and the views back through the harbour are lovely. There's something for nature lovers, military history buffs,... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 you could view from the outside the barracks and also the huge parade ground. Throughout North Head there are old guns... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to ride a bike from Manly and to enjoy some amazing views, an old cemetery, a taste of history and a great place for lunch.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stopped here on my way on the Manly Scenic Walk up to the cliff. You can walk there like I did, drive your park (plenty of parking slots) or take a bus from Manly Wharf. (Review the schedule before you do!) There is not much around there but one café and an information center. Do grab one of... More 

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CockatooIsland, Manager at North Head Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks 215Lisa215, next time you are at North Head Sanctuary, we could check out the Third Quarantine Cemetery and learn about the lives of those who are buried there. More 

Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Found a free park at the info centre, met an echidna, loved the views towards Sydney CBD and the South Head - magnificient

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CockatooIsland, Manager at North Head Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks TwoOnTrip, what a great surprise to see an echidna! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

absolute must see for anyone in the Manly area, the views are amazing, the memorial walk an emotional experience

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CockatooIsland, Manager at North Head Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments sandi j More 

Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Follow the fairfax lookout loop and see the views out to sea and the other view to the harbour. We went on a clear day and the view was stunning. Can get very windy in certain spots. Visit the war memorial walk with its own lookout and memorial. If we had had more time we would have walked back into... More 

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CockatooIsland, Manager at North Head Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments yatesy82. Information about what to see and do is available from the visitor centre located at North Fort, More 

Fort Wayne, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Go at sunset. Take a camera. Can see the Sydney Harbor entrance. Boats in and out. Cliffs. Great place to watch for whales - we didn't see any. Excellent to walk around the Head and enjoy.

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Thanks for your comments daqattaq More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is everything from guided tours around North Head to walking through the old School of Artillery, to strolling along the walking tracks through the bush. Lots of plant life to see. It is rather good and a lot of history. The views from North Head are something quite special, especially at sun set.

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Thanks for your comments Andrew M More 

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