Home to a rich Aboriginal heritage, Allambie Heights is a peaceful suburb with quaint shops, nature reserves and boutique eateries. The Northern Beaches suburb keeps you close to the coastal spoils and inner-city action while surrounding you with tranquillity.
Things to do
Staying in Allambie Heights places you next to the practically untouched Manly Dam Reserve, where you can see Indigenous Australian rock carvings, migratory birds and unique flora. If you want to see native rainforest, waterfalls and creeks, head to Allambie Park in the north.
Avid golfers have two excellent courses on offer near Allambie Heights, including the well-maintained Warringah Golf Club, which also runs twilight golf and has a comfortable clubhouse with a bar. Wakehurst Golf Club sits beside Manly Reservoir and offers a challenging par-72 course with sand traps, pristine greens and Manly Dam vistas.
Visiting with the kids? Take them to Wannabees Family Play Town, which features themed rooms where children can pretend to be doctors, chefs, firefighters, models and other characters. The Warringah Aquatic Centre is located nearby and provides a place to swim, including a diving pool with three-metre-high springboard.
Need a day at the beach? You’ve got a lot to choose from while staying in Allambie Heights, including Curl Curl Beach and Freshwater Beach, both of which are under 15 minutes away via car. If you feel like a scenic day trip, head north to the historic Barrenjoey Lighthouse, built from sandstone in 1881. You can take tours of the lighthouse and admire the South Pacific Ocean from Barrenjoey Head.
A suburb of Sydney, Allambie Heights is serviced by buses and taxis. Rent a car if you prefer the freedom of self-driving or take your time walking around this relatively compact area.