Manly to North Head Loop

EASY 15 reviews

Manly to North Head Loop is a 10.9 kilometer loop trail located near Sydney, New South Wales, Australia that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

10.9 km
233 m


trail running




no dogs

22 days ago

Beautiful walk with beautiful views and great historical Australian culture!

2 months ago

Very interesting trail...beach, bush, historical markers, cliffs, residential neighborhoods... it took me three hours because I was enjoying it so much!!

3 months ago

hike isn't anything special until the end, one of the best views of Sydney Harbour

10 months ago

one of my favorites.

11 months ago

A couple of epic views along the way (overlooking Shelly Beach and the city) but the walk itself was nothing special.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

awesome walk. views, history, nature. perfect.

Monday, May 08, 2017

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.

trail running
Friday, April 28, 2017

Sunday, April 09, 2017

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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.

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