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Explore North Head: Private Tour of Nature, Culture and History with Gourmet Picnic

30 E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia

Activity provided by Trip Slow

5 hours (approx.) - English

Trip Slow

Fitness Level – medium

Reconnect with Nature, culture, and history in North Head, Manly. Take some Iconic photos to treasure forever and be immersed.

This is a private tour suitable for 2-4 walkers.

Highlights
  • Pick up from CBD hotel for the journey by car to Manly.
  • Walk from Shelley Beach to North Head return, allowing 2.5 hours.
  • Stop for an Acknowledgement of Country, paying our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the area.
  • Pass through The Barracks and North Fort exploring the reason for the construction and its use during WWII.
  • Gourmet grazing platter lunch, either overlooking Shelley Beach or after a short drive back at Fairfax Lookout with Sydney CBD in the distance across the harbour.
Description
Experience the beauty of Manly with a 5-hour tour that begins with a pick up from your CBD hotel. You will be taken by car to Manly, where you will embark on a 7.5km walk from Shelley Beach to North Head return, allowing 2.5 hours. At Shelley Beach, we will take a moment to pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the area. As you make your way through the North Head Reserve, you will be surrounded by stunning ocean views, ancient rock formations and unique flora and fauna. We will take a few minutes to walk in silence and take in the sights and sounds around us. Next, we will make our way to Fairfax Lookout, where you can take in the spectacular view of Sydney City. Here, I will talk about the history of the area and Aboriginal Culture. We will pass through The Barracks and North Fort, exploring the reason for its construction and its use during WWII, before heading through to Q Station and begin our descent back down through Manly along the coastal track past the marine-protected Cabbage Tree Bay towards Shelley Beach. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter lunch, either overlooking Shelley Beach or at Fairfax Lookout with Sydney CBD in the distance across the harbour. We will then return by car to the hotel for drop-off by 1pm. The tour price is inclusive of between 2 and 4 people. If you have visited Manly before, we can return through the peaceful Shelley Beach track with a deeper focus on the ecology of North Head. Alternatively, there is an option for me to take you to Manly Wharf to meet the ferry.
Itinerary

1. Pick up from CBD hotel for the journey by car to Manly 2. Walk from Shelley Beach to North Head return 3. Acknowledgement of Country 4. Beautiful sights across the ocean 5. Ancient rock formations 6. Unique flora and fauna 7. Look for wildlife 8. Fairfax Lookout with Sydney CBD in the distance 9. History of the area and Aboriginal Culture 10. The Barracks and North Fort 11. Q Station 12. Descent back down through Manly along the coastal track 13. Marine-protected Cabbage Tree Bay 14. Gourmet grazing platter lunch 15. Return journey by ferry 16. Drop-off by 1pm

Starting Location
30 E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia.
Itineraries are subject to change.
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