Sydney Coastal Headlands -NORTH

HAPPY 2017 everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a great New Year! I celebrated Christmas with my Mum here at Sydney and I had a chilled New Years, I did not bother trying to mess with the crowd by the harbour (I really am getting old).

It’s been a hot Sydney summer and I am making the most of the holidays, the beach, bbqs and exploring.
Sydney has a few headlands with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the city. If you’re in Sydney get your hiking shoes, camera and enjoy them views. I have a long list of Sydney headlands to explore this summer and to share with you. 

  • North Head (Manly) – This is the very tip of Manly, it has awesome cliff views, memorial walks and  a cute Cafe (Bella Vista). Watch the  Perfect sunset views while having a picnic at lil grass area by the first two carparks opposite the cafe.  To get there from Manly go up Darley Rd and follow the north head scenic drive until the end.  Public transport – from Circular Quay ferry to Manly, turn right and follow the directions (google) to Manly Hospital and take the north head scenic drive road.It is a long way up/hike I suggest to research this. I will add more info if/when I do this hike.


  • Middle Head (Mosman) – there are a lot of cool things to visit near Middle head including a couple of nude beaches (Cobbler’s Bay and Obelisk Beach), Burnt Orange Cafe and a more family friendly Chowder bay/Clifton Gardens Beach. To get there follow the Middle Head Rd from Military Rd at Mosman. There are a lot of signs on the way depending on where you want to go, the end of the road is the Middle Head Forts. It is only a 5min walk from the top car park and it is really fun to see the old bunkers and views of the different headlands (north and south). Public transport is a little bit more complicated, from city take a ferry to Tauranga wharf and take the 238 bus. More public transport info here.
  • West Head is inside  Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. It has amazing views of central coast beaches, Hawkesbury river, Lion island and Barrenjoey Headland. It is near less known beaches and bays as well as the aboriginal heritage track. It is a nice day trip up north of Sydney. There a many ways to get there see link above and it cost $12 per vehicle, worth it as there are many walks and fun things to do in the park.
  • Barrenjoey Headland (Palm Beach) – The famous headland up north with the amazing views! It is also mostly known in the Home and Away Series. A lot of fans and tourists hike up (15mins) this headland to see the lighthouse and the views of Palm Beach, Pacific Ocean, Westhead etc. The Boat House Cafe is also very lovely with amazing food. A definite must do!


This summer I’ll be planning to visit:

South Head

Bradley Head

Dee Why Headland

and any other recommendations?



2 thoughts on “Sydney Coastal Headlands -NORTH

  1. Mel & Suan says:

    You know if we had nearly forgotten, it is that the season is summer down under. When you said Christmas we expected cold, wintry looks but shorts and tees…lol well that jolted us back to reality


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