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walking
20 days ago

Easy walk, not suitable for wheelchairs. Partially artificially built, always easy to follow. Can be very crowded, leave early morning for a better experience. Possibility to spot some parrots and whales during the season. Also great views on Sydney CBD.
My rating (0 to 5 max): views 4, natural environment 3, exposure 1, difficulty 1, length 1.

I loved this walk. I enjoyed the variation in terrain and the scenery was amazing. A good family hike. Plenty of good places to stop for something to eat along the way.

walking
1 month ago

Easy walk but not suitable for wheelchairs. Mostly artificially built, easy to follow. Very crowded, leave early morning for a better experience. Possibility to go back to starting point by public transport.
My rating (0 to 5 max): views 4, natural environment 3, exposure 0, difficulty 1, length 1.

trail running
1 month ago

2 months ago

Went here this morning. Amazing view. All three lookout is closed due to recent rockfalls nearby. A bit disappointed. But the view on the path is amazing.

Nice walk takes a couple of hours one way

2 months ago

Love this walk! It's soooo pretty and has a great mix of stairs and paths with beautiful views most of the way along

walking
3 months ago

Love this walk. It's pretty and spacious and easy enough to do.

A stunning walk through coastal heath with a views of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline, South Head, and Manly Beach. Walk clockwise and take a dip at Little Manly Point on your return (calm, harbour side) or anti-clockwise and swim at Cabbage Tree Bay or Manly Beach (ocean side). Lots of stairs and uphill sections make this a good workout. You can catch a bus from the Manly Ferry terminal to the Barracks to shorten the walk. Unfortunately most of the North Head lookouts are partially closed due to cliff subsidence but there are still plenty of other lookouts throughout the walk. There's an interpretive display at the Fort's Visitor Centre and an excellent cafe with amazing views. If you have time consider adding a side trip to Q Station (old quarantine station) for more views, displays and tours.