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West Head Look out

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Address: West Head, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 9472 8949
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Offered an amazing view

Within 1 hour drive from Sydney CBD, the west head lookout offers an amazing view of the west coast. I always loved the place where the ocean meets the mountains, and it was one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
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Paynesville, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drive to the lookout hoping to do the hour-long walk, but alas the weather gods were agin us. We will visit another time. Great views back to Palm Beach

Thank Lyn W
Canberra, Australia
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Within 1 hour drive from Sydney CBD, the west head lookout offers an amazing view of the west coast. I always loved the place where the ocean meets the mountains, and it was one of such place. Unortunately we were little late reaching the look out, hence missed the opportunity to take some snapshots with enough sunlight. But it'll definitely... More 

Thank abdfahim
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Best kept secret in Sydney, so will say no more!! Still won't say more despite prompts from Trip Advisor

Thank syrahcharles
Darwin, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenic area with a choice of about 16 different walking trails of varying distance and difficulty. Lovely picnic spots at Akuna bay or a very fancy restaurant at the marina if you want to splash out, I haven't tried this place yet though! Lots of water activities available in the area with guided tours or gear to hire. Definitely... More 

Thank Joan C
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A beautiful view into Pittwater and to the Central Coast from an elevated position. A nice drive through the National Park to get there.

Thank mikesps
Wollombi, Australia
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Gorgeous Views. Nice little walking track. Look out for goannas in the bush. But don't get too close. Lots of parking but ALWAYS busy and hard to find space. Nice drive out there. Take binoculars and camera

Thank RosiePoseyLips
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great View with pleanty of things going on. We went on a Sunny Sunday, nice easy drive through the park. We were lucky to get a park in parking area close to the lookout, nice easy stroll down to the lookout. Good information about the old defence armaments for the riiver entrance. Very glad to take the drive there.

Thank 4CnrWC
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158 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Weather was great and we were rewarded with incredible panoramic views. Lots of walking opportunities too if that's what you like. Don't miss if you are in the area.

Thank JMBFDublin
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Beautiful and worth the drive. Beautiful views and hikes.There are so many in AU but this is lovely. Check it off your list.

Thank Starrrshots
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I've lived in Sydney all my life and to my shame only discovered this lookout last year (I grew up about 15kms from it). I've been back many times since and love the relaxing experience of looking at the spectacular vista that includes Lion island, Barrenjoey, Palm Beach, Broken Bay, Patonga and the South Pacific Ocean. Sometimes it's quite busy... More 

Thank Mat T

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