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From The Crown to the Sea

Guidebooks and brochures are available at the Manly Visitor Information Centre at Manly Wharf.

Crown of Newport

300m Moderate/Steep Climb
Located in a sheltered gully between Newport Beach and Bilgola Plateau on Barrenjoey Peninsula, bounded on all sides by residential properties. The Crown of Newport Reserve provides a haven for both Animal and Humans alike.

Discover a hidden journey under the canopy of remnant rainforest and a wondrous green cathedral with a boulder lined creek, rare plants and spectacular waterfall features.

The Reserve acts as a wildlife refuge and plays an important part for their habitat.  Explore the rocky outcrops and creekline which provides a safe place for frogs and reptiles, but be aware of the steep climb, as it can go largely unnoticed due to nature's distractions.

Access the main Reserve via the track from the end of Hillslope Road.


1000m Strenuous/Steep Climb
Attunga Reserve is located over the ridgeline which separate Bilgola and Newport beach. The reserve is positioned between Barrenjoey Road, Attunga Road, Wollombi Road and Burke St.

The open forest and lack of fires have aided the large area of uncleared, thick canopy, to provide a home to a variety of habitat niches, in particular, birds and reptiles.  The reserve also provides a suitable habitat for endangered species of fauna, such as the Squirrel Glider, Topknot Pigeon and Pacific Baza, Long-nosed Bandicoot, Ringtail Possum, Brown Cuckoo Dove and the Black-faced Monarch. 

A rugged walk with spectacular coastline views. Embark on a scrubland adventure and appreciate the beauty found in the tiniest of flowers contrasting sharply with the vastness of the landscape. Bring a camera as the reserve is a great spot for panoramic views along the coast. 

Access the reserve from Attunga Road end or access handle.


300m Easy/Flat Walk
An easily accessible walk giving a glimpse of the Newport bushland experience. The Reserve has recently undergone extensive bush regeneration after its early history of cattle grazing. Once a cow paddock and a garbage tip, and more recently scoured for Argentine Ants, now a wonderful example of Mother Nature in combination with the inexhaustible efforts of local bush regeneration volunteers bringing life back to Porter.


160m Moderate/Steep Climb

Kanimbla Reserve is located on the mountainside of Bilgola Plateau cliff which overlooks Newport. 

Kanimbla walking track exists as part of a system of tracks in Newport, the tracks lead to the reserve to encourage the community to use the Reserve as a bush retreat. The Reserve contributes to the landscape quality of Newport Beach.

Kanimbla Reserve provides a faunal link between Attunga and the Crown of Newport. With dedication, determination and weed bags, the locals are now fighting back the weed infested parts to provide a healthy, protective environment for many species.

Access Kanimbla Reserve from the top of Kanimbla Crescent or Hillslope Road.

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