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Sydney Harbour National Park

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Address: Grosvenor Place, Sydney, New South Wales 1220, Australia
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+61 2 9247 5033

This historical park consists of five small harbor islands, rugged...

This historical park consists of five small harbor islands, rugged sandstone cliffs, bushland and beaches. Visitors can fish, boat, sunbathe, swim and explore historic sites, including Fort Denison, Goat Island and the Quarantine Station.

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Great for views

We spent half a day walking the gentle trails. Some hill climbing but nothing too strenuous. Wear sensible shoes, take a drink abd some sun lotion and youll be set.

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Julie J
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We spent half a day walking the gentle trails. Some hill climbing but nothing too strenuous. Wear sensible shoes, take a drink abd some sun lotion and youll be set.

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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We hiked from Shelly Beach to North Head. There's great views and breezes when you get close to the water. Otherwise the trails were pretty hot! Stop by the Bella Vista Cafe to cool down with some smoothies and cold water!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

After we finished our breakfast at the Boathouse, Shelley Beach, i stepped in to the park. It's huge, so if you're in rush, like one hour left before you leave the town, then you better short cut back to the city of Manly. Coastal edges or the cliff give you another angle to the place, Manly.

Thank Yoshimi_NZ
Rayong, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Sydney is a sprawling metropolis of nearly 5 million people and covers more than 12,000 square kilometers. As you can imagine, space is at a premium. But Sydney is lucky in that around much of its famous Sydney Harbour there are virtually virgin swathes of green - with much the same flora and fauna as was there when the first... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

This far-flung park girdling the harbour area has many excellent walking trails, of which we sampled a few. One was the South Head Heritage Trail, which takes you from Camp Cove (near the wharf at Watsons Bay) along a well-maintained pathway to South Head and the Hornsby Lighthouse. It offers a range of great views, and even includes a clothing-optional... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

This national park has a few bush walks amidst dens e forest with sydney harbour view. Its is about 30 min drive from the cbd. We did the short 45 min walk and drove on our way back. If you are looking something close to the city this is a good choice to spend the day. There are a few... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

This national park is really beautiful and has beautiful views of harbour in distance,sea is really beautiful too

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Very lovely view of the Sydney Harbor and can spend hours here hiking and the water is so clear! Nature lovers can spend the whole day exploring the Park.....

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

We drove along the North Head Scenic Drive stopped by a few places to catch a superb view of the Sydney Harbour. Spotted a random porcupine too! There is a Fairfax Lookout Point but due to extremely hot weather and hunger, we did not explore that. Definitely worth to give it a go!

Thank labyrinth123
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 December 2015

beautiful place near Manly beach, with gorgeous views, a must to do in Sydney which can't be missed.

Thank Sofia_Syd

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