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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

A place with expensive ocean view with history of the war, but away from the crowded tourist top attractions. It's a short walk from Balmoral and you will have views of Watsons Bay and Manly.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Almighty_1398
Reviewed 24 April 2018

There are lots of reasons to go to this beautiful headland – the expansive harbour views, a picnic, hiking, a bushwalk or the historic military tunnels and fortifications The reason I go back is to enjoy a walk in the beautiful bush setting and I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Mairwen1
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Step back in time and explore the concrete bunker ruins, and all the remains from early days of Sydney harbour foreshore protection against attack in the war. Terrific views over manly, north head, south head and to the city. Wander around in the piece and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

The location means various parts have 270 degree views from middle harbour to the city. There are fortifications spread around the place, some are blocked off but some can be explored. Bus 244 goes there from Wynyard but it’s like they want you to drive...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank mrdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We parked in the car park, then just walked the trails down to the old gun emplacements and tunnels. The views to Manly and over to South and North Heads were so good. Also a great place to sit and watch the Ferries and boats...More

Date of experience: December 2016
5  Thank Peter J C
Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you happen to be a morning person then come in to see the sunrise over the ocean in contrast to the manly wharf and other people doing they're morning rows and first rounds of ferry rides. its a quiet area during the morning. would...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank jonahs938
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a good place to take visitors to Sydney for great views of the harbour and the heads over to Manly. There are a few story boards around showing the history of the fortifications and some gentle walks around the cliffs. Car parking is...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The walk is lovely - through natural bush, not too challenging and with the prize of a great view point and views across the harbour.

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Knowledge_is_Bliss
Reviewed 28 June 2015

A short drive from Mosman providing a glimpse into 19th Century Australia with well preserved fortifications. Stunning views of Sydney Heads and an easy stroll makes this site a worthwhile visit. Take a camera.

Date of experience: June 2015
4  Thank MalB316
Reviewed 17 May 2015

The walk to the fortifications is easy and suitable for all fitness levels. The fortifications are well maintained although many are closed off. The single most impressive feature is the view straight out of the Sydney Heads. It is splendid and the trip is well...More

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank Jim C
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With a variety of outdoor attractions, the
sophisticated harbour suburb of Mosman has something
for everyone. Shoppers can stroll Military Road for
its unique offering of antiques, designer labels, and
hip restaurants and cafes. Nature lovers can take in
spectacular bushwalks like the Taronga to Balmoral
walk, while families can enjoy snorkeling in the
sheltered beaches of Balmoral Beach or scuba diving at
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