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Middle Head

Middle Head Review

Despite its benign appearance today, Sydney Harbour once bristled with armaments. In the mid-19th century, faced with expansionist European powers hungry for new colonies, the authorities erected artillery positions on the headlands to guard harbor approaches. One of Sydney's newest open spaces, Headland Park, has opened on a former military base. A walking track winds past fortifications, tunnels, and heritage buildings, several of which are now used as cafés, including the Tea Room Gunners' Barracks.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Middle Head Rd., Mosman, Sydney, NSW 2088 | Map It
  • Phone: 02/8969–2100 Harbour Trust
  • Cost: Free; A$8 for guided tour
  • Website:
  • Location: Sydney
Updated: 01-15-2014

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