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Burragula lookout

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Burragula lookout is located at North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park. It’s a great vantage point to see a panorama of the Sydney skyline.

Accessible via the easy Fairfax walk, Burragula lookout provides one of Sydney’s best vantage points across Sydney Harbour to South Head.

Burragula means 'sunset' and the word is associated with burraga, the long-nosed bandicoot who forages in this area at dawn and dusk.

The sandstone seating here is a great spot to rest while taking in spectacular harbour and Sydney CBD views, and is an ideal vantage point for events like the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

If you’re keen for a short walk, continue north along Fairfax walk until you reach Yiningma lookout. Here, you’ll enjoy more picturesque scenery with dramatic ocean views.


There’s an accessible ramp for visitors with prams and limited mobility.


  • Yiningma lookout, aerial view of Bluefish Point from North Head. Photo: John Spencer © DCCEEW

    North Head

    Located near Manly, North Head offers accessible scenic views of Sydney Harbour from stunning lookouts and Fairfax walk. It's also a top spot for whale watching and scuba diving.

  • 2 visitors following Fairfax walk along the coast, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer © DPE

    Fairfax walk

    Fairfax Walk is paved, making it an easy stroll and ideal for walking with children. Located at North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park, it's a great walk for whale watching.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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  • in Sydney Harbour National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Sydney Harbour National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    Bradleys Head: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head: $5 per vehicle per day. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Coin payment available at Fairfax carpark machines only. Chowder Bay: Monday-Friday: $3 per hour, to a maximum of $16 per day. Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: $4 per hour, to a maximum of $20 per day. If you hold an NPWS All Parks or Multi Parks Pass, you can park free for up to four hours per day - additional time can be purchased. Car parks operated by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust or Mosman Council are not covered by your pass. Please check signs carefully. Park’nPay: You can also pay for your visit to any area via the Park’nPay app.

    Other fees:

    Landing fees or tour fees apply to visit Sydney Harbour islands. All public visitors to Shark, Clark or Rodd Island, need to pay a $7 per person landing fee. To arrange, please contact 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS). Annual NSW Parks Passes do not cover landing fees.

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