North Head Sanctuary, Manly

4.7
#1 of 8 in Wildlife in Manly
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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  • Manly to North Head Walk was well worth while last weekend. COVID-19 has prevented people from getting out much, but now that restrictions have eased it was wonderful to get out and enjoy the "out of....  more »
  • We walked through the middle of Manly then up to North Head, around Fairfax lookout and back down to Manly. Amazing walk topped off with a visit from a young Echidna. Well worth a 9km walk.  more »
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