Middle Head is one of Sydney Harbour’s seven headlands. Enjoy scenic views of Sydney Harbour from the lookout or take a guided tour of the historic fort and military relics.
Middle Head is also one of the three headlands that define the entrance to Sydney Harbour.
Discover Middle Head’s military significance as you walk peaceful bushland walking tracks. Walk the Don Goodsir track to the 1801 Forts, built in response to a feared French invasion. Explore the tunnels, sandstone gun pits and infamous Vietnam War-era ‘Tiger Cages’.
The Middle Head Fortifications consist of the Outer Middle Head Battery located at the end of Old Fort Road, the Inner Middle Head Battery located at the end of Governors Road, and the Obelisk batteries.
The forts of Middle Head consist of a rabbit warren of concrete tunnels, winding close to 300m around the edge of the headland. The fortifications and gun emplacements range in size and state. You find some areas are closed to protect heritage and the bats.
Stop in at Middle Head Cafe (link is external). Nestled in the bushland of Mosman, and located along Middle Head Rd, it’s a welcome break on the Chowder Bay to Balmoral walk.
There is no public vehicle access to Middle Head. Paid parking is available 100m away on Middle Head Road.
If you’re planning on heading over to Mosman then check out our blog post. 37 Fabulous Places To Visit In Mosman