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
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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. 

Long Reef Headland

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

North Head

A popular location offering spectacular views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline.

Queenscliff Headland

Queenscliff Headland , Queenscliff
Queenscliff Headland is at the northern headland of Manly Beach, between Queenscliff and Freshwater beaches.  Queenscliff offers expansive views of Manly and north along the Northern Beaches Coastline.