Fairfax lookout, North Head
Sydney Harbour National Park
Venue hire conditions
Organised events that can comply with current rules on public gatherings are allowed in NSW national parks. No other events can proceed until further notice.
Please get in touch with your NPWS event contact, the relevant local park office, or email the Events team to arrange bookings, cancellations or postponements.
With panoramic views across the iconic Sydney Harbour, Fairfax lookout, North Head, near Manly, is an ideal venue hire option. You and your guests can take in the seemingly never-ending water views from the lookout while enjoying a relaxed event.
- Venue is suitable for
- Wedding ceremonies
- Maximum people: 20
- 7 days a week, except 23rd and 31st December and 1st and 26th January
To make a booking or for more information, please email the Events and Venues Unit or phone (02) 9585 6570.
- Other Information
- This venue is also suitable for commercial and public events such as small live performances and product launches.
The heath-covered clifftops at North Head reveal unending ocean views and a spectacular panorama of Sydney Harbour and the Sydney CBD skyline. Situated on the northern-most edge of the harbour within sight of Hornby Lighthouse on South Head, it's a relaxing ferry ride from Circular Quay or bus trip from Manly Wharf. You can also access North Head from Quarantine Station.
With such an impressive backdrop, it’s no wonder that North Head, near Manly, is one of Sydney’s most popular outdoor venues. Indeed, it’s the perfect spot to host a variety of events.
If you and your guests are feeling adventurous, North Head also offers some of Sydney's best boat diving sites and is especially popular for drift dives. Explore the remains of historic shipwrecks and perhaps glimpse common sea dragons and the rarer red Indian fish in the sheltered harbour waters. Or if you prefer to explore the area on foot, you can follow the easy Fairfax walk.
As a perfect end to your special day, you and your partner can indulge in a romantic overnight stay at the nearby Q Station, where you can enjoy a sleep-in and late breakfast on the terrace the next day. If you’re up for more adventure in the evening before you leave, the ghost tour of the historic Quarantine Station is a must-do.
North Head is also a great spot to enjoy the famous Sydney fireworks on New Year’s Eve and is historically a favourite spot to watch the start of the Boxing Day Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. Far from the hectic city crowds, North Head is a fantastic place to count down the new year in style.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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 carpark: $8 per vehicle per day. North Head carpark: $5 per vehicle per day. There are pay and display machines that accept cards and coins - no change given. Chowder Bay Road parking: 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.
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.Buy annual pass