There is always plenty to see and do in Manly, no matter what your interests are. Water activites abound, as well as art & cuture, sporting activities and of course there are plenty of attractions and activities for the kids as well. Manly Beach itself is a magical playground for everyone.
Delve into the quarantine history of North Head on a Third Quarantine Cemetery tour. Learn about the stories of local, soldiers, immigrants and dedicated quarantine nurses who succumbed to Sydney’s epidemics of smallpox, plague and Spanish flu.
The tour runs on the second Saturday of the month at 11:30am.
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: $7 adult, $5 child/concession, $20 family (two adults and up to three concessions).
Cash / EFTPOS only
Bookings: Taken on the day
Where: North Head Visitor Centre, North Fort, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly.
Getting there by car: Drive along North Head Scenic Drive, through Parkhill Archway and past round-about. Continue for approx 2 kms. The entrance to North Fort is on your left and signposted. Follow the driveway through the stone wall to the car park inside. The Visitor Centre is next to the car park near the stone wall.
Getting there by foot: As above or if coming from Shelly Beach, walk through North Head Sanctuary (former School of Artillery) along the internal North Fort Rd and through the stone wall. Follow the road around to your right. The Visitor Centre is on your right below the car park.
Conditions: Tour includes bush tracks, steps and uneven ground. A moderate level of fitness and reasonable mobility is required. Visitors are encouraged to wear enclosed footwear (and wet weather gear if required).