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Manly Lagoon to North Head Walk


Free walking map

Download a free map of the walking trail from Manly Lagoon to Manly Wharf on Sydney's northern beaches. The map also includes a loop trail around North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

Must Do

Manly Lagoon to North Head Walk

Famous features along this walk include Manly Beach, Shelly Beach, and North Head, a sandstone headland that dominates the entrance to Sydney Harbour.

The Fairfax Walk at North Head offers superb views and an enjoyable, gentle walk. This short paved track starts at the end of North Head Scenic Drive and then loops around the top of North Head. Don't miss three lookouts here which provide picture-postcard views of Sydney as well as great whale-watching spots during the June - July and August - October migration seasons.

If you've still got energy to burn after completing the Fairfax walk, you can continue on through North Head Sanctuary. From there, just wind your way back down to Manly and join the Manly Scenic Walkway or take the Bluefish track to Shelley Beach.

Public transport is readily available at regular intervals along the way including the Manly Ferry which takes you back to the city centre