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Our headlands are of the Triassic Age (199 to 251 million years ago), formed from a sequence of sedimentary rocks including interbedded sandstones, siltstones and claystone formations. They’re perfect for bird, dolphin and whale watching, exploring lighthouses, caves and former aboriginal campsites. Here we’ll look at some of the best headlands for urban explorers.

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Avalon Headland

Avalon Headland is home to a number Aboriginal heritage sites and prime habitat for wildlife.

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Bangalley Headland, Avalon

A rugged climb to the highest point on Sydney's northern coastline will reward your effort with spectacular views and an abundant variety of native wildlife.

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Barrenjoey Headland, Palm Beach

Barrenjoey Headland features a beautifully constructed Hawkesbury Sandstone lighthouse. The stunningly beautiful Aquatic Reserve supports a wide variety of marine life. Other...

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Bilgola South Headland

This heathland shows some striking features. In spring, look out for the brilliant display of the red bottlebrush flowers at the perched swamp - and in summer, retreat into the...

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Bungan Head, Newport

Bungan Beach and Headland Reserves are found on the south-eastern extremity of the Barrenjoey Peninsula. Habitats including Coastal Scrub, Beach and Rock Platforms provide...

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Dee Why Headland

Dee Why Headland is a sensitive coastal ecosystem, providing an important wildlife corridor between Curl Curl and Dee Why Lagoons. The rugged sandstone headland boasts...

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Little Head Reserve

As rare as it is beautiful, Little Head Reserve is one of the few surviving Littoral Rainforests in NSW. Littoral Rainforest are essential habitats for a number of endangered...

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Long Reef Headland

Long Reef never disappoints visitors, and it’s the perfect place for whale watching. Gaze across the ocean, north to the Central Coast or south to North Head, or explore the...

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Mona Vale Headland

Grab your picnic hamper and walking shoes, Mona Vale Headland is a perfect place for family. An easy going walkway features large, grassy areas and insights into the history of...

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Narrabeen Head

Narrabeen Head has a lot to offer both urban explorers and history buffs. The grand elevated timber stairway, scenic lookouts and short bush walk all contribute to a...