North Head Sanctuary, Manly

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Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • 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 »
  • North Head offers some great walks through bushland, all well graded and signposted, with terrific views across the harbour to the southern suburbs and the city and out through the Heads to sea.  more »

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