Ku-Ring-Gai Chase
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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About
This national park is 25 km north of Sydney and accessible by car, rail and boat. Located at the southern end of the Hawkesbury River, Ku-ring-gai boasts many walking and hiking trails, scenic picnic spots and a bit of Aborginal history in rock carvings throughout the park.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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lindadownunder
Perth, Australia2,943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
The Ku-Ring-Gai Chase is a large area of outstanding national beauty near and along the northern beaches of Sydney. You can drive to many different walking tracks and viewing area, including West Head.
A must do when in sydney
Written June 12, 2015
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Mike A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sydney is ringed by parks land that the casual visitor would never see. It is actually a great way to get out and walk off your jet lag. If you are visiting Sydney and enjoy the outdoors, stretch your travel legs in one of these near in parks less traveled than the Blue Mountains hordes. We went on loop walks from Bobbin Head in the west park and from West Head in the eastern section. Both are quite unique with different aspects of the mangrove water ways (Warrimoo track to the Sphinx and back via the Bobbin Head track) vs. coastal cliffs descent to beach (Resolute Beach Track). We encountered a meter long goanna lizard and a wallaby along with loads of birds.
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If you want to explore more than a day trip might manage, sparse, but clean accommodations exist at the nearby Mt. Kuring Gai Motel at 705 Pacific Hwy.
Written July 25, 2007
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Marknrthldn
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
One of the best things I've done in Sydney. This tour is very diverse and has an almost exclusive feel to it. Combining a breathtaking viewpoint of the coast, with examining and learning about aboriginal carvings and a cruise down a waterway surrounded by forest. Had a truly amazing day. Both informative and relaxing, would highly recommend.
Written April 28, 2016
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Stubro81
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015
With a stunning landscape, masses of aboriginal artwork and history dotted around the park, a magnificant river surrounded by untouched bush and all close to the amazing northern beaches that can be included in a day/two days of the area.

I consider this a must do for Sydney, better than the overcrowded Blue Mountains.

To absorb the aboriginal history its worth taking a tour, l used www.sydneyoutback.co.au which included a river cruise and was an amazing tour amazing.
Written February 14, 2015
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Ruchi S
Sydney, Australia96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
If you want to go on exploring walking tracks, canoeing, breathtaking lookout points, fishing or just want to picnic and BBQ with your family..... Ku-ring-gai chase is the place to go. My husband and I had gone by car so we had to pay $ 11 entry fee. The park is open from 6:00am to 6:00 pm.
It is so vast with so many amazing views that it is not possible to cover it all in just one day. My fav is West head lookout point. It is located in the north eastern part of the park. The view of the Pacific ocean is just breath taking. It's a perfect romantic getaway.

Bobbin head is a great place for picnic and BBQ. It has a Marina too. There are many walking trails too. However, the food in the restaurant is not good so I suggest you carry your own food.

There is a great walking track called Sphinx Track. The highlight of this track is the Sandstone miniature of Egyptian sphinx made by a Serviceman. It is a memorial commemorating the fallen A.I.F soldiers during 1st world war.

There is so much left to explore so I will be going there again.
Written September 24, 2012
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Steve W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
My wife and I very much enjoyed our day with Sydney Out Back. Paul and Brian were fantastic guides as well as Don on the cruise segment of the trip. We learned a great deal about Australian history in general and the Aboriginal story in particular. The two cannot really be separated. The park was quite beautiful and filled with awe inspiring vistas. We also visited some Aboriginal sites both on land and on water where we learned of their cosmology and their cultural history. Very enjoyable day!
Written January 9, 2017
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Emma H
97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
Beautiful national park probably overlooked as the Blue Mountains seem to be more popular. Easily accessed from the city centre by public transport, north shore train line goes straight there. Hop off at Mt Kuringai station, stunning 11km trail round the creek with some spectacular views. Trail leads right to Berowra station where you can get a train straight back to the city. Beware of water monitors!
Written January 15, 2016
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RonWamberal
Sydney, Australia12,115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
A huge expanse of natural beauty - accessible from so many parts of the beaches and north shore areas. Difficult to believe it is so close to the congestion and noise of Sydney but a great place to escape those stresses.
Written June 24, 2015
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Daisy
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
$12 entry and $12 to park... Can you just drive through?? Nope, you still must pay $12 to drive through. What has happened to Sydney?!
Also, the water tends to smell bad.
Written July 7, 2019
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Liz R
Devon, UK7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
This was a very easy transition from the urbanisation of Sydney to something closer to the great outdoors. A very good information centre with very helpful staff gave us options to choose from. On a very hot day we were able to sample Aboriginal carvings, local flora and fauna and stunning views overlooking the river, all within 2km. Further along from a stunning view point we saw a sea eagle. There are a number of advertised excursions which include river tours but we saw all of the above for the 12 dollar entrance fee to the park which lasts for 24 hours.
Written January 22, 2018
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