A full day tour to escape the city and discover the natural bush setting of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park along with some of Sydney’s most beautiful beaches. Be amazed by the natural bushland that borders Sydney to the north along with the laid back Northern Beaches area of Sydney, which is home to a distinctive surf culture.
Reference : MANLY
Language available : French; German ; English ; Spanish ; Italian
After meeting in your hotel lobby your driver-guide will drive you across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and in less than an hour’s travel, you will arrive at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Located on the estuary of the Hawkesbury River this national park is a place of great natural beauty, panoramic water views, wildlife and important Aboriginal history.
It is here that one can image what Sydney Harbour looked like prior to European settlement.
The park is an important Aboriginal Heritage area with several significant cultural sites. Here your guide will take you on a short walk through the park’s pristine bushland to view ancient Indigenous art and rock engravings.
A short stop at West Head lookout allows you to enjoy spectacular views over the mouth of the Hawkesbury and across to Palm Beach, Sydney’s northern-most suburb with its historic light house.
From here you drive south along Sydney’s Northern Beaches peninsula, to arrive at the attractive coastal suburb of Manly.
Here, it’s time for a lunch which you have the choice of taking with your guide (no drinks included) in the centre of Manly at an authentic local pub for good Aussie fish and chips or at North Head in a refined Italian restaurant with views over the harbour.
After lunch, continue to North Head and its impressive sandstone cliffs that guard the entrance to Sydney Harbour.
This national park area boasts a panorama that will make your jaw drop: the ocean to the east, the Heads and harbour at your feet and Sydney’s skyline on the horizon.
If time permits, you will make a short stop at the historical Quarantine Station before heading back towards the city.
At this point you may elect to take the iconic Manly Ferry back to Circular Quay (own expense) or to be dropped back at your hotel by your driver guide.