North Head, in Sydney Harbour National Park, is a diverse site with significant cultural and environmental values, usually receiving over 500,000 local, domestic and international visitors each year. North Head is listed on the National Heritage List.
This project is being delivered as part of the largest visitor infrastructure program in national park history and aligns with the outcomes for North Head outlined in the Sydney Harbour National Park Plan of Management (2012).
Construction works at the North Head Scenic Area
Carparks 1 and 2, walking paths and the new bus stop have reopened. The carparking and landscape works are now complete following significant weather-related delays. We look forward to welcoming you back to this spectacular location.
The works will enhance your visitor experience and improve visitor access and safety through:
- creating 2,500 square metres of new turfed recreation space for visitors to sit and enjoy views across the harbour
- the installation of pedestrian crossings and 600 metres of new accessible pathways to improve safety, access and pedestrian circulation
- traffic calming measures to reduce speed and improve pedestrian (and bandicoot) safety
- a new bus stop, including shelter and seating
- improved rubbish facilities and bike hoops
- a new picnic shelter and table
- accessible parking and ramps.
Access to the North Head Scenic Area
Construction of the two new lookouts has commenced. The Fairfax Walk and the North Head Scenic Drive loop will remain closed to pedestrians while the lookouts are being constructed.
Below are details of changes to access while the lookouts are under construction:
- visitors can drive and park at the North Fort
- Fairfax track will remain closed to pedestrians until the new lookouts are reopened (expected in November 2022)
- the loop road has reopened
- Carpark 1 and Carpark 2 have reopened
- the bus stop at North Fort has reopened.
These closures will not affect the Q-Station, Bella Vista Café and North Head Sanctuary (managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust).
Please refer to the following map for closures and check current alerts when planning your visit.