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There are some very special spots on the Northern Beaches where you can travel back in time.

Walk in the footsteps of our earliest Australians… or take in the beautiful view that delighted a Hollywood screen legend…

Catch a rattling tram to a delightful lakeside village… or step ashore from a paddle steamer into a bustling colonial township…

Camp out overnight with a band of hardy explorers… then awake to the discovery of a lifetime…

If you know something special about one of our local places email localhistory@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Katharine Hepburn’s memories of her ‘wonderful walks’ to Barrenjoey Lighthouse

The Historic Tramshed - Narrabeen

The Tramshed at Narrabeen is one of the oldest buildings in that delightful suburb – and one of the most important in Narrabeen’s history.

The Historic Corso - Manly

A path created by the Aboriginal people of the Gayamaygal clan and part of the original 1855 town plan for Manly

Historic Governor Phillip Park - Palm Beach

Governor Phillip Park, Palm Beach Arthur Phillip achieved renown in his own life as a courageous seaman, dedicated officer, scholar and visionary ...

Broken Bay

Evidence of Aboriginal presence in Australia dates back tens-of-thousands of years. On the Northern Beaches, many early heritage sites were likely ...

The Historic Quarantine Station - Manly

The historic Quarantine Station is located on North Head, an area that has long been rich in important cultural and spiritual significance to the ...