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Headland Park
Headland Park

Headland Park

Headland Park in Mosman, also known as Georges Heights, is a beautiful harbourside attraction that continues to draw visitors across Sydney. With some of the most majestic vantage points on the Harbour, this is the perfect place to enjoy uninterrupted views of Sydney’s skyline.

The park’s history can be traced back to the First World War when military soldiers used this location as a lookout point for enemy ships.

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The park is also home to a military hospital that cared for injured soldiers in that era. This hospital is the only remaining one of its kind in the state, and with lots of memorabilia on site, touring the park is quite worthwhile.

Visitors can enjoy the self-guided walks around the park’s main attractions. A visitor’s guide comes in handy for these walks and can be obtained from the Harbour Trust Office in Mosman. During a tour at this park, make sure you visit Georges Heights Lookout, a vantage point with amazing views of the Harbour. Look out for the sandstone platform, too, and remember to capture and share your best photos.

Make a stopover at the First World War-era hospital and enjoy walking back in time to a period when war and injuries were rife. Building 21 is where visitors can read the touching stories of workers at the hospital alongside the soldiers they treated—a reflective part of the tour and a highlight for many.

The military fortifications around the park are part of the attraction, including underground tunnels, barracks, brick workshops, and gun pits. Exploring the park’s defence heritage is one of the best ways to appreciate its rich history.

Guided walks are available on the First Sunday of each month. Unfortunately, the tour includes bush tracks, stairs, inclines, and underground fortifications, making it unsuitable for those with limited mobility, walking aids, wheelchairs, or strollers.

Enjoy a great-tasting menu at Frenchy’s Cafe or a la carte lunch at The Tea Room Gunners Barracks. Entry is free for all, and Headland Park remains open daily.

Make your way to the park for an unforgettable day trip.

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There is no public vehicle access to Middle Head. Paid parking is available 100m away on Middle Head Road.

Bradleys Head carpark: $8 per vehicle per day
North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day.

Chowder Bay Road parking:
Mon - Fri: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day.

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