The eerie-but-elegant Manly Quarantine Station was used to isolate newly arrived epidemic-disease carriers between 1828 and 1972 in an...
A hidden jewel on North Head, magical Store Beach can only be reached by kayak or boat. It’s a fairy-penguin breeding ground, so access...
St Patrick’s College
Southeast of Manly’s centre, this creepy-looking Gothic Revival college (1889) lords over the rooftops from its hillside position. It...
Manly Wharf Hotel
Harking back to 1950s design (all feature walls are bamboo and stone), the Manly Wharf Hotel is perfect for sunny afternoon beers. Tuck...
Follow the foreshore east from Manly’s ocean beach to this salty little food room, within spray’s breath of the sea. The...
North Head Scenic Dr · interesting places nearby
North Head information
About 3km south of Manly, spectacular, chunky North Head offers dramatic cliffs, lookouts and sweeping views of the ocean, the harbour and the city; hire a bike and go exploring. A 9km, four-hour walking loop is outlined in the Manly Scenic Walkway brochure, available from the visitor centre. Also here is the Q Station.
North Head is believed to have been used as a ceremonial site by the native Camaraigal people. These days, most of the headland is part of Sydney Harbour National Park.