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. Convict Footprints Quarantined

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Manly

    Come join the multi-award-winning Convict Footprints team on an immersive theatrical journey - not only through the stunning site of Australia's first Quarantine Station but also through the very fabric of time itself as they traverse throu…

    20 Oct - 21 Oct
  2. Surfacing by Catriona Pollard

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 ,

    Celebrated Sydney fibre artist Catriona Pollard’s fourth solo exhibition ‘surfacing’ offers stunning works of sculptural basketry and assemblage works that explore the concept of layers of self and oneness by applying material and technique…

    20 Oct - 21 Oct
  3. Kids Glamping Accommodation Special

    Saturday 20 October 2018 to Saturday 22 June 2019 , Manly

    Bring the whole family to Q Station for a special treat! The Kids Glamping adventure is ideal for school holidays or a weekend getaway. The kids will love hanging out in their indoor tepee with unlimited movies, board games and popcorn whi…

    20 Oct - 22 Jun