Palm Beach is the exclusive, high-end of Sydney's long stretch of the Northern Beaches; it is everything you'd expect from the insular-peninsula amid the playground of the nation's rich...www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches/beach_locations/palm_beach#Palm%20Beach
Sydney North Attractions
Over the last decade or so Avalon has become the favoured "sea-change" destination for Sydney-siders looking to adopt the surfer lifestyle. As a result, the board-riding community here is large and en...www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches/beach_locations/avalon_beach#Avalon%20Beach
Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Lane Cove River, Illoura picnic area is a great spot for a relaxing day out in Lane Cove National Park, near North Ryde. With plenty of space for family and frien...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park/illoura-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Mona Vale is effectively two separate beaches separated by a broad ocean rock platform. Waves that roll in along the southern edge of the platform surge into a gully that allows them to break smoothly...www.pittwater.nsw.gov.au/recreation/beaches/beach_locations/mona_vale_beach
For a mini-holiday without leaving town, Cobblers Beach is a picturesque cove, ideal for swimming and picnicking; great for taking time out from a hectic city schedule. Nestled in bushland on the nort...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/cobblers-beach/swim-surf
4km (return) - 1.5 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
Longneck Lagoon walking track, a track which hugs banks of the small permanent freshwater wetland, has one very big attraction: birds. Ove...
9.5km (one way) - 4 hour - Medium difficulty
What's the prettiest way to get to Manly? Some say catching the Manly ferry, but those in the know will tell you otherwise - it's the Manly scenic...
Cumberland State Forest is a 40 hectare oasis of green in Sydney's north-western suburbs.
Enjoy a stroll on one of Cumberland's forest walks, meander through the tall eucalypt forest, explore...
Bradleys Head Amphitheatre is an exceptionally popular lookout in Sydney Harbour National Park. Photographers flock to the site to capture its breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/sydney-harbour-national-park/bradleys-head-amphitheatre/lookout
34km (one way) - 24 hour - Medium difficulty
Glenrock State Conservation Area provides excellent opportunities for mountain bike riding. With 14km of purpose-built bike trails and 20km of lin...
0.25km (one way) - 0.5 hour
For an opportunity to see one of the most famous Aboriginal heritage sites in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Red Hands Cave walking track is the route you're loo...
Situated alongside the river, encircled by tall trees and with a large grassy area, Haynes Flat picnic area is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic, barbecue and ball games. The picnic area features a la...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/lane-cove-national-park/haynes-flat-picnic-area/picnic-bbq