North Head Sanctuary, Manly

#3 of 10 in Parks in Manly
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Choose from a number of walks and self-guided tours at North Head Sanctuary, home to a delicate system of native flora and fauna. Steeped in history and culture, this site has long been considered a special place for Aboriginal Australians. The sanctuary’s rugged sandstone cliffs provide unobstructed views of the city’s skyline and are a popular spot for observation and contemplation. A picturesque setting for picnics, the sanctuary also includes a small café, open for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea. Be sure to visit the convenient Gatehouse Visitor Center to pick up maps of the area, and to enjoy a range of free family-friendly activities. Make North Head Sanctuary a centerpiece of your Manly vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Manly online attractions planner.
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  • Take your time and enjoy a walk from Manly, via Shelly Beach to North Head. Viewing the wildflowers and following good tracks on a clear day is worth the effort.  more »
  • North Head is an excellent day-trip if you have the time to explore beyond the main tourist sights in Sydney. It’s not on many tourists’ radar but is a stunning spot. The sanctuary sits above Manly.....  more »

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