Lookouts • Observation Decks & Towers
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- We discovered this is as we were walking over the bridge. It's in the south concrete pylon. Great Little museum, Great history of the bridge. Amazing views from the top, and it's 1/20 the price of the bridge walk. It's bigger inside than you think. 30-45 minutes in total. Cost was around $24 (around £13). If your not interested in the history it is worth paying for amazing 360 views of the city.Written 15 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Visited on Saturday 27th May. Went to check out the observatory and the views of the harbour and bridge. Well worth going to see.Written 23 June 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A gorgeous view- unfortunately we visited whilst they have temporarily placed fences up for safety repairs so it isn't as picturesque.Written 13 November 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Visited on Friday 26th May. It's well worth going to see, there are different viewing platforms so you can view it from different angles.Written 23 June 2023
- Cute little park. Stopped by for some photos while on a looping path from The Rocks back to the Circular Quay area. The bridge and surrounds make it feel a little bit like NYC or a Spiderman movie at times lol. Great place for photos.Written 21 November 2023
- Took the ferry from Circular Quay to Watsons Bay. It was a reasonable walk to South Heads through a even trail without many hills or difficulties. The views are spectacular. The walk is interesting with a number of stops along the way. It is a circle trail, so you can't go wrong. There are barriers at viewing points advising not to go beyond - these are largely ignored.Written 5 July 2023
- If you are in the area, you must take the time to stop and admire the view. On a clear & cold & windy winter day, we nearly had the place to ourselves. Surprisingly, no airmen but that was because the wind was in the wrong direction I believe? But I'm no Lawrence Hargrave! Fantastic views of the south coast towards the Gong, Sea Cliff Bridge & Stanwell Park and the ocean views are on tap. A Cafe is also available for drinks & snacks. A great spot to stop and smell the sea breeze!Written 24 June 2023
- Fantastic view and my favourite location for a run in this area (if I'm feeling like some hills).
As you walk around the head the view changes from Balmoral beach to the harbour sound to out through the harbour heads. You get a great view of boat activity from several points - particularly good for the start of the Sydney to Hobart race.
If you're lucky you might see some wildlife too - there are lots of water dragons and birds plus every now and then you might spot an Echidna or a Wallaby.Written 3 May 2022
- Great view of the sea. Waves at the bottom of the cliffs are of interest. Not a must see. You can take it in while waiting for the bus. Just watch the time.Written 5 March 2017
- Located close to Dee Why in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, this lookout provides some great views of the surrounding area southward. It’s a few minutes walk up a paved pathway (with some steps) from nearby Warringah Road. There’s parking available and a bus stop nearby.Written 21 October 2019
- I'm not sure that a park of this name actually exists. TA's current map location puts it within Headland Park on the heights of Georges Head but the g map puts it down on the actual point of Georges Head near the "Beehive Casemates", just off Chowder Bay Road, and that is certainly the place to go. There's a small clearing but take the path to the right to find some wonderful military ruins. There's a gun emplacement that makes a good shelter plus a three-story observation tower that you can climb up ladders to get to the top. Both have murals on them and you can even explore the tunnels around the emplacement, something you can't do anymore in most of the other places. You can also go past the fortifications and through a fence to stairs down to the water and an overhang. A fantastic place for exploring.Written 7 June 2019
- Looking at Manly from the 10km Spit to Manly walk, this look out point is located within the Sydney Harbour National Park. The earlier European settlers abducted this aborigine as their 'interpreter' against his will, seeing him attempting escape a few times. However, he died of 'white men's' disease a few years later. The Captain attended his funeral and acknowledged his role during the era with a lookout pointWritten 15 September 2016
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