Manly to North Head

Greater Sydney

“Sunset from North Head is on my list of ways to impress my overseas visitors. They simply can’t believe how beautiful it is.”

The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, it’s a relaxing ferry ride from Circular Quay. One of those things to do when visiting Sydney, it’s near to Manly, and a great day trip for locals and tourists alike.

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Getting there

Start walk at the Manly Ferry Terminal.  Visit the Visitor Information centre at the terminal to receive free map.  Head straight ahead towards the beach, once there turn right then follow the path along the beach until inside the National Park.  


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Nice walk, great coastal views. Bring Google Maps with you as the track has plenty of junctions without signage. Make sure you visit Fairfax Lookout and the Gatehouse Museum on your way through the grounds.

rob.bushman on 12 Jan, 2014

Great coastal walk but bring a map or use google maps on your phone as it is easy to take the wrong track at some points.

Michael Martin on May, 2013

When residing on the beaches , completed multiple walks always enjoyed the awesome views of the Harbour and the ocean.

J on 1994


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