North Fort tour

Follow Australia's Memorial Walk & the former gun emplacement then visit underground WWII tunnels at North Fort. Hear how North Fort contributed to the Defence of Sydney and see where the soldiers worked below ground. Enjoy magnificent views of the harbour.

North Fort at North Head Sanctuary Manly, played a major role in the Defence of Sydney during WWII. It was part of a system of coastal defences stretching from Port Stephens to Port Kembla. The North Fort fortifications were built between 1935 & 1939 and housed two 9.2 inch breech loading Mark 10 guns. The tunnels can be accessed via guided tour only so come along to experience the almost 300 meters of underground tunnel system including the Magazine & Shell Store, Pump Chamber & Engine Room. Hear how the soldiers loaded & operated these incredible guns with shells weighing 172 kg. The tour also includes a video of the fort in action and a walk along Australia’s Memorial Walk which commemorates the service of men and women in the defence of Australia in peace and in war.

Event dates

Event Details

North Head Scenic Drive, Manly, New South Wales
Drive up Darley Rd and on to North Head Scenic Drive, past the Q Station. Drive for approx another 2kms with the North Fort entry on the left
10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm and 2pm
Entry fees:
Adults $10, Children $$ 7.00, Concession $7, Family $$ 20.00
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: