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“What a place to watch Sunrise”

North Head Sanctuary
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Manly
Certificate of Excellence
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“What a place to watch Sunrise”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I walked from Manly to Nth Head which took about 90 mins then watched the most amazing sunrise over the Ocean. Pictures dont do it Justice. Well worth the visit.

Visited June 2014
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CockatooIsland, Manager at North Head Sanctuary, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Hi hardline_media, thanks for your comment, the view from North Head certainly needs to be seen to be believed!
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Staplehurst, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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“Great whale watching spot”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Excellent and interesting walk. Saw whales in distance then one swam right up to North Head. Take binoculars. Great café there too.

Visited May 2014
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CockatooIsland, Manager at North Head Sanctuary, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thanks for your comments Debbie C. The view from North Head is fantastic and the Bella Vista Cafe is a great place for lunch with a view or a coffee in the sun!
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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105 reviews
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“Views and more”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

When you need a bit of space and some relief from Sydney congestion and traffic find the North Head Scenic Drive to North Head. Drive on to the Fairfax Lookout for a little walk where you will find breathtaking views of the CBD, North Sydney, Chatswood in the distance with South Head and Watsons Bay closer in. Spectacular. This is an easy comfortable loop walk with good viewing points. Nearby there is a delightful coffee stop

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Carolle M
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CockatooIsland, Manager at North Head Sanctuary, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Thanks for your comments Carolle M, we are pleased you enjoyed your break from the city at North Head. It's a great spot for beautiful city views and for getting away from it all!
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

A few minutes out of Manly and you are in beautiful Australian bush with lizards, snakes and birds for company. A really nice walk through the bush with great sea views. Absolutely recommend

Visited April 2014
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Seattle
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Worth a look!”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

I have been running around the sanctuary for the past few days and it is really beautiful and super clean and well-maintained. There are tons of tracks and trails, so many loops and options to take in the is park. It is possible to drive up here via Manly and park and check out the views. The view towards Sydney is stunning - like a postcard, and there is a view from the other side towards Manly Beach. There are a couple of paved trails that have some informational plaquards at the very tip of North Head, and there are some rugged trails through the brush. There are also parts that are made accessible via metal walkways so as not to disturb the plants and wildlife. Because I have been running, I haven't spent a lot of time checking out the attractions that are marked but off the trail like gunner posts and barracks, but it is all well-marked and you could easily spend a day exploring here on bike or foot.

Visited March 2014
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