Respite North Head - Sanctuary Centre

The Sanctuary Respite Centre is located in Manly   This location offers a short break for Carers, their families and friends who are affected by mental illness.

Getting to Sanctuary Respite Centre

Sanctuary Respite Centre is located off the North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW. The site is five minutes drive from Manly and 30 minutes drive from the city.  Further detailed travel information will be provided once your stay is confirmed.


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North Head Aerial View

Respite allows the carer to take a break from the caring role.  Sanctuary Respite cottages provide a positive and enjoyable experience, not only for yourself but for the person you care for.  Respite gives you time out to rest and recover and helps you to find the balance between caring for others and caring for yourself.

Sanctuary Respite Centre

Our 3 delightful cottages can be found at the stunningly picturesque North Head, Manly.  These charming self-contained sanctuaries have been designed and decorated to enhance the respite experience.   We can offer you relaxation, reflection and meditation or, bushwalking and informational tours


1. a sacred place, 2. a place of refuge and protection, 3. shelter


1. a pause from exertion, interval of rest, 2. a temporary delay, 3. a temporary stay, 4. a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort, 5. relief from responsibility, 6. time out, 7. rest period, 8. breathing space

Bedding arrangements at Sanctuary Respite Centre:

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Cottage 1

4 Bedrooms:
Bed 1 - 1 x King Single
Bed 2 - 1 x Double
Bed 3 - 2 x King single
Bed 4 - 1 x Queen

Cottage 2 

3 Bedrooms:
Bed 1 - 1 x Queen
Bed 2 - 2 x King single
Bed 3 - 2 x Single

Sanctuary Respite Centre Bedroom

Cottage 3 

3 Bedrooms:
Bed 1 – 1 x Kingsize Bed converts into 2 x singles

Bed 2 -  1 x King Single
Bed 3 -  1 x King Single

Attraction Information

For more information on things to do in Manly click the following links:

Manly Council:

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust:

Sanctuary Respite Centre Interior 2