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These are the extraordinary stories of our Northern Beaches. Stories of people, with great talent and perseverance, achieving fame. Of weird and wonderful natural elements and wildlife, from the grandeur of our headlands and bush reserves to hidden sea gardens under the waves.  

Find out more about the elements in our logo.

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Cabbage Tree Palms

Cabbage trees were a source of fashion with early European settlers even adding to police uniforms.

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Community and Nature

Northern Beaches is home to some of Australia’s rarest and threatened species of birdlife, reptiles and native mammals. That’s extraordinary!

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Gum Leaves

Aside from their graceful beauty and the tangy smell of their leaves, gum trees aren’t just lovely, they’re quite clever too.That’s extraordinary!

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Humpback Whales

Thousands of humpback whales travel the ‘Humpback Highway’ passing the Northern Beaches.

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Pelicans

With a wingspan around three metres, pelicans can reach altitudes up to 3,000 metres.

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Weedy Seadragons

During mating season, female Weedy Seadragons produce up to 250 bright pink eggs, depositing them onto the male’s tail.

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Last updated : Thu 9 Nov 2017