An initiative of Earthwatch Institute

North Head

Our natural environment needs your eyes and ears!

Little is known about the impact of climate change on Australia's plants and animals. North Head Sanctuary in Sydney is an ideal environment for recording information on species to help bridge the information gap, but we need your help!

Why get involved?

  • Learn how climate change is affecting our wildlife.
  • Become an observer and help monitor the biodiversity on North Head.
  • Use a ClimateWatch field guide and recording sheet for North Head Sanctuary, Sydney to spot species that are indicators of climate change and record your observations.
  • Make a real difference in your local community!

How to get involved?

  • Visit the Education Room of the North Head Sanctuary Foundation or the Gatehouse Visitor Centre at North Head, managed by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, collect a species ID sheet and recording sheet and walk the trail.
  • Also keep an eye out for guided walks of the ClimateWatch trail.
  • Want to walk the trail again? Download a recording sheet from this page to mark your observations. Remember to enter all your observations into the ClimateWatch website when you get back to a computer.
  • The trail can be explored for short or long walks, it's up to you. Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and have some water with you.

Guided walks coming up:

  • Sunday June 2, 2013 at 10am
  • Sunday August 4, 2013 at 10am
  • Sunday October 6, 2013 at 10am
  • Sunday December 1, 2013 at 10am

Meet at the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust's Visitor Centre, Gatehouse Building, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly. The walks run for approx. 2 hours; please wear enclosed shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and bring some water and insect repellent. Numbers are limited to 20 people per walk so bookings are essential - please contact Judy Lambert from the North Head Sanctuary Foundation on or (02) 9948 7862. 

This trail was developed with the North Head Sanctuary Foundation and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Many thanks to Geoff Lambert on behalf of the North Head Sanctuary Foundation for the flora species list consulted when creating the ClimateWatch species list for this trail.

For further environmental activities occuring in Sydney's northern beaches, visit the OurManly website which supports grass-roots conservation initiatives, local environment protection and sustainable tourism practices.