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Yiningma lookout

Sydney Harbour National Park

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Yiningma lookout is at North Head in Sydney Harbour National Park. It’s a great spot to take in the dramatic scenery along the cliff line to Blue Fish Point in the north.

This well-positioned lookout is easily accessible via Fairfax walk and Burragula lookout. The word 'yiningma' means ‘cliff edge’. This lookout provides views along the coastline and far out to sea. It’s an idyllic location to stop and soak up the natural beauty of Sydney Harbour National Park.

Take a moment to rest on the sandstone seating in the shape of a bara or fishhook.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for whales, particularly from May to November when they’re on their annual migration route.


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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