The Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a beautiful destination in Sydney’s northern region. This expansive park combines the best natural scenery and historical significance, which gives you a glimpse into one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
This beautiful 15,000-hectare park is 15 minutes away from the CBD, and in fact, marks the city’s northern boundary.
Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Camping, Walks, Beaches, Accommodation & Map
The park’s name is thought to have been inspired by its original inhabitants, the traditional Guringai community. A closer look at the park’s historical sites reveals the vibrant art and heritage of traditional communities across more than 800 locations in the park.
Some of the attractions include intricate patterns in the cave art and the thought-provoking rock paintings. If this sounds fascinating, make your way to the Kalkari Discovery Centre. Here, you will find displays of Aboriginal culture alongside some of Australia’s unique fauna. In addition to this, you can take a self-guided walk that is perfect for nature lovers. Look out for the different species that you are likely to come across; including swamp wallabies, native ducks, as well as bush turkeys.
A trip to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is incomplete without visiting the lookout points that offer glorious views of the park’s attractions; including Broken Bay, Cowan Creek and Pittwater. Visit the heritage-listed Barrenjoey Lighthouse that is at Palm Beach. Entry is free with guided tours every Sunday.
Bobbin Head is also a beautiful picnic area where families can enjoy a barbecue, hire a paddle boat, and even go fishing. Make bookings for The Pavillion and The Station; two of the sheltered picnic areas at the park.
The park is easily accessible by car, ferry services to Palm Beach ferry terminal, and Bus routes L90, 156 and 169 services the area. Click on the link below to find top accommodation choices near the national park.