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.

Avalon Headland

45 Marine Parade, Avalon

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

Bangalley Headland, Avalon

80 Binburra Ave, 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.

Barrenjoey Headland, Palm Beach

Barrenjoey Headland, Palm Beach

Barrenjoey Headland features Barrenjoey Lighthouse - possibly Northern Beaches' most notable landmark

Bilgola North Headland

The Serpentine, Bilgola Beach

Just off The Serpentine at Bilgola Beach is the Bilgola North Lookout. There is a small parking area next to the sandstone edged lookout. 

Bilgola South Headland

Bilgola Headland, Bilgola

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...

Bungan Head, Newport

Bungan Headland, 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...

Dee Why Headland

Dee Why Headland, Dee Why

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...

Little Head Reserve

Little Head, Palm Beach

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...

Long Reef Headland

Long Reef Headland, Collaroy

Long Reef never disappoints visitors, and it’s the perfect place for whale watching.

Mona Vale Headland

Mona Vale Headland, Mona Vale

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...