From 1835 to 1983 this eerie-but-elegant complex was used to isolate new arrivals suspected of carrying disease, in an attempt to limit...
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 Gothic Revival college (1889) lords over the rooftops from its hillside position. It was a seminary...
Manly Wharf Hotel
Harking back to 1950s design (bamboo and stone feature walls etc), this waterfront pub is perfect for sunny afternoon beers. Tuck away a...
Follow the foreshore east from Manly’s ocean beach to this salty little cafe/restaurant, within spray’s breath of the sea. There's lots...
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.
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.
The 9km, four-hour Manly Scenic Walkway loops around the park; pick up a brochure from the visitor centre. Also here is the historic Quarantine Station .