Headland Park

Headland Park, Mosman: Address, Phone Number, Headland Park Reviews: 5/5

Headland Park
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Headland Park in Mosman has some of the most stunning vantage points anywhere on Sydney Harbour with uninterrupted views across to Manly, Vaucluse and to the city of Sydney. Today, visitors can discover the rich military history of the area year round. With arguably some of the best views in Sydney, Headland Park which includes Chowder Bay, Middle Head and Georges Heights was once used by the military as a lookout spot to see approaching enemy ships. It's home to a WWI-era military hospital-the only remaining building complex of its kind in NSW-as well as concealed gun pits, underground tunnels, barracks and other fascinating military structures. Visitors can explore the area's defence heritage and take in the spectacular views.
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom5,159 contributions
Oct. 2020
Headland Park has a lot to offer but one of the features that I like best is the collection of giant abstract sculptures in the Artist Precinct area.
The sculptures are all winning works from past Sculptures By the Sea exhibitions and over the last several years, they have been gifted to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and installed them here. It’s like an open air gallery.
I was particularly struck by Peter Lundberg’s ‘Ring’, a large bronze twisted and bent circular shape. It is intended to evoke nature and industry. However, sitting as it does, with the ocean visible behind it, I immediately thought of the jaws of a giant shark, rising up out of the waters.
Several ceramicists, potters and artists have also set up working studios here and you can wander and look at some of them. It’s a great spot to mooch around for a while and then go for a coffee or lunch at Frenchy’s, the charming little café on the edge of the park.
Written 24 October 2020
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Dames
137 contributions
Jan. 2020
Comfortable pair of shoes, wide brimmed hat, block out, water bottle and away you go!
A perfect way to finish off a wonderful Sunday afternoon.
Written 19 January 2020
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Graham S
Tewantin, Australia4,073 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
This is one of the hidden treats of Sydney Harbour.
A walk & ability to absorb the terrific fringes of the harbour ... still natural bushland or park.
The walk from Chowder Bay over Middle Head down to Balmoral is well worthwhile & rewards you with majestic panoramas en route.
Frenchys Cafe up top in Georges Heights or Burnt Orange near Middle Head oval are ideal refueling points.
Written 31 July 2019
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PatienceSydney
Mosman, Australia127 contributions
Mar. 2019
The whole headland complex with its links to some of Sydney's best walking tracks should be on every travellers list. There are spectacular views of the harbour and as it is very high you can also see to Manly and the Northern Beaches. Stop for a bite at Frenchys.
Written 21 March 2019
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia1,755 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Couples
We popped in havre after a day at the zoo. There is lots to see, from parkland, lookouts, and the WW1 era military hospital. This is now a myriad of small businesses in the original buildings. A really nice place to visit.
Written 16 February 2019
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harold h
Lytham St Anne's, UK202 contributions
Feb. 2018 • Couples
Called here whilst walking with our son and his dog what a great place it is with things to see and places to call for a drink and fantastic views you can see loads of different places and were you come into Sydney harbour and if you’re lucky you can see the cruise ships leaving Sydney and you feel like you could touch them 👍🏻
Written 30 August 2018
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Ross C
Sydney459 contributions
Nov. 2017 • Couples
This park is situated directly in front of the Sydney Heads and has fabulous views. There is a quaint gallery (MU Gallery) situated in the park together with a good family restaurant with outdoor seating which is great for children to run around.
Written 12 November 2017
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia13,239 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Couples
Wonderful part of Sydney, so close to the suburbs yet so quiet and peaceful here with wonderful views, so many nearby cafes to enjoy and a wonderful collection of artist studios - something for everyone too enjoy.
Written 13 September 2017
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LaXue
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Friends
Have been to Sydney for a few times, this time finally found somewhere away from those ones in tourist brochures.

It's a 20 minutes ferry trip to Taronga Zoo from Circular Quay. The bus driver said we took the wrong ferry and kindly dropped us to a further point that we can walk to the park. According to him. The closet ferry should be Mosman. Other than that, 244 (or 247?) can pick you up from Wynyard station in city and reach the park via the harbour bridge.

Enough of transportation, let' talk about the view ;) Apparent it's a rich community. Surrounded by sea, it's quiet, clean and fully of nice houses, yachts n expensive cars. The look out we went is an old barracks. You can see the history and old cannons left there. Perhaps it's the open view made the generals choose to set up the troop there. The view is typical Sydney, beautiful waters n ships and greens that I'm never bored with. If u walk a bit further along a small path in woods, u can also find a small bat with nice little beach. There's a small cafe where u can lie in the beach chairs and hv a cup of coffee facing the waters. For those who want something fancier, pls book a table at Gunner Barracks, a tea house. Imagine you sit beside the sea and hv a good cup of tea.

As said before, this place is perfect for those ones do not want to travel far from CBD but looking for something other than the ones in the brochure omnipresent. You can easily spend your whole afternoon there.
Written 11 July 2017
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Hilden263
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Jun. 2017 • Solo
Hidden in the historic area of Headland Park near Mosman Sydney is a fitness studio owned by the former TV celebrities Adele & Lisa Rancan. They were known as the Rancan Sisters with wild curly hair and wearing lycra doing their aerobic routines for the morning television viewers.

Today they have a lovely modern studio offering fitness classes - Pilates Reformer, Barre, Cardio Power Plate, Spin and also do Yoga Kayaking in the summer at Balmoral Beach. I met Lisa & Adele Rancan who still look great and they showed me around - so friendly & helpful.

I decided to try their Pilates Reformer class (after an initial assessment - very professional) and signed up to a private lesson through their Rancan Sisters App. It was easy to do and I thought the same about the class until the next day when my muscles knew they had a work out.

The classes are predominantly woman who appear to want to keep this place a secret but now that I've found it perhaps more should know? There's even a great French Cafe nearby called Frenchy's and also a great place to relax after a workout.
Written 18 June 2017
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