Middle Head Fortifications, Sydney

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The Middle Head Fortifications is a heritage-listed former defence establishment and military fortifications and now public space located at Middle Head Road, Middle Head, Mosman in the Mosman Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It is also known as the Middle Head Military Fortifications or The Old Fort. The fortifications consist of the Outer Middle Head Battery located at the end of Old Fort Road, the Inner Middle Head Battery located at the end of Governors Road, and the Obelisk batteries reached by a path from the corner of Middle Head Road and Chowder Bay Road. The fortifications at Middle Head formed part of Sydney Harbour's defences. The property is owned by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
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  • I've lived in Sydney for years, and can't believe I've overlooked this area for so long. It's a great place to explore, with significant military fortifications which date back to the 1800s. I found.....  more »
  • This is fantastic either as part of a longer walk round middle harbour or as a dedicated exploratory walk at this destination. You can park nearby (fees and parking meters) or park further up the...  more »
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  • Take a tour with the friendly volunteers to learn more about the history of this very interesting place
  • Great spot to relax and see Balmoral beach, Manly and North head from across the beautiful harbour waters. Watch the ferries and boats navigate the harbour. Check out the old war bunkers and walk around the little paths to green grass areas. The cliff edges are exposed so be careful if you have kids

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