North Head

The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of the harbour and Sydney skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, it’s a relaxing ferry ride from Circular Quay. One of those things to do when visiting Sydney, it’s near to Manly, and a great day trip for locals and tourists alike.

If you’re feeling adventurous, North Head has some of Sydney's best boat diving sites and is especially popular for drift dives. Explore the remains of historic shipwrecks and perhaps glimpse common sea dragons and the rarer red Indian fish in the sheltered harbour waters. If your exploration is on foot, try the easy Fairfax walk.

The ghost tour of historic Quarantine Station is a must-do. If you’re feeling like a special treat, stay the night at Q Station, where you can enjoy a long lazy lunch on the terrace.

North Head is also a great spot to enjoy the famous Sydney fireworks on New Years Eve. Far from the hectic city crowds, North Head is a fantastic place to count down the new year in style.

Nearby events

  1. Sunday Long Lunch

    Sunday 29 April 2018 , Manly

    Relax with family and friends every weekend at the Boilerhouse! Favourites from their a la carte menu are featured across three courses of share platters, to be enjoyed outdoors by Quarantine Beach overlooking Sydney Harbour. The Sunday Lo…

    29 Apr
  2. Mother's Day High Tea

    Sunday 13 May 2018 , Manly

    Celebrate Mother’s Day at Q Station! Join them for High Tea in the beautiful Governor Bourke Ballroom and enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival, continuous tea and coffee, along with a range of delicious savoury and sweet treats. Additiona…

    13 May