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North Head Sanctuary

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Very Pleasant Walk

We enjoyed an interesting day trip to Manly, which included a walk to and around North Head... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Canberra, Australia
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Wild About Whales

A top vantage point for onshore whale watching. Plenty of rangers and volunteers on hand to point... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Manly, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 8969 2100
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an interesting day trip to Manly, which included a walk to and around North Head Sanctuary. There are lots of things to see and it is wonderful to have such a tract of land in the middle of Australia's most hectic city. The...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

A top vantage point for onshore whale watching. Plenty of rangers and volunteers on hand to point out the park wildlife. They are preserving the local penguin population, the bandicoots and are fighting ( sucessfully ) the feral fox problem. Well done NPWS.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Walked around North Head many times, beautiful place to spend some time However today we paid $7 each to have a tour of the tunnels. Really great tour and explanation to how they were used. Highly recommended to visit North Head, highly recommended to pay...More

2  Thank 570nickm
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Visited with my husband on a cold rainy winters day, but still managed to enjoy ourselves! It was pretty quiet - not sure how busy it gets during Summer - the info centre has 2 hour free parking which is great. If you drive straight...More

Thank beachick14
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

What a gem!! Beautiful scenery, easy walking trails, well maintained and groomed grounds. Bustling with history dating back to the 1800s yet within sight of the CBD.

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Walking among the rough cliffs, watching the crying waves fighting there way into Sydney's waterways.

Thank Henk W
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We loved the views and that the walk wasn't too long or difficult for our young children, but when we got to the "lookouts" they were all fenced off and under repair, which was disappointing after we'd paid full price for parking fees. It was...More

Thank Sayward S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

What a great little find this place was! A tour of the world war 2 gun emplacements & tunnel systems with our guide "Ross" who was very knowledgeable & made for a very informative & pleasant 1.5 hour tour! I lived in Sydney for 40...More

2  Thank Nash H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A Walk through the national park at North Head Sanctuary is one of the most enjoyable of any in Australian cities. Spectacular views of the ocean and heads are provided by several lookout platforms. But these are by no means the only or even primary...More

1  Thank dallitt
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great views, good restaurant with great food also open daily. Can take a bus if you don't have transport. Great area for walking.

Thank 1234Col
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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 sohaghossain | Reviewed this property |
No. But if you ae lucky you may see whale during the whale watching period.
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!