Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fairfax Walking Track - Manly (Whale Watching - June to October)

Fairfax Walking TrackThe Fairfax Walking Track in the Sydney Harbour National Park at North Head provides vantage points for you to view spectacular cliff sceneries, city skyline and the water activities on Sydney's harbour. And during the whale watching season, it's also a great place to spot whales! The whale watching season takes place during winter (June-July) and spring (August-October) when the humpbacks migrate north from the Antarctic to warmer Australian waters for food and to breed before heading back south again.

The Fairfax Walking Track is a short 15 minutes circuit track but you are more likely to take longer given the distractions along the way in the form of fantastic views and possibly some frolicking whales! The track consists of sealed surfaces which makes it easy to walk but there are a few steps involved when getting to the viewing platforms. Along the track, there are also some interpretive signs with information about whales.

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Updated June 2013


VENUE: The Fairfax Walking Track (which is part of the Sydney Harbour National Park at North Head) is located at the end of North Head Scenic Drive in the suburb of Manly. Manly is approximately 17 kilometres north-east of the Sydney CBD and is in the Northern Beaches region.

OPENING HOURS: Vehicle access from 5am to 10pm

LOCATION MAP: Click here

GETTING THERE: For public transport info, call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or check their website on If driving, parking is available on-site but parking charges apply.

ENTRY FEE: Free but parking charges do apply.

MORE INFO: Call the National Park Office on 02 9247 5033 or email:

1 comment:

bigben said...

Really fantastic views and we were so excited to see two whales migrating north! Thanks for the tip!

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