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Address: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9457 9322
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

This national park is 25 km north of Sydney and accessible by car, rail and...

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.

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Sydney's best little gem

I visited this park today for the first time and I was not disappointed. The bushland, wildlife and walking tracks were wicked!!! Managed to see a big lizard, parrots, wallabies... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
Kerrie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this park today for the first time and I was not disappointed. The bushland, wildlife and walking tracks were wicked!!! Managed to see a big lizard, parrots, wallabies & some beautiful flowers. We had a picnic lunch down at Bobbin heads and it was so pretty & looked like something on a postcard. Plenty of bins and toilets... More 

Thank Kerrie P
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This tour was the highlight of our trip to New South Wales. We couldn't believe our group were the only people in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park! And only 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD. The rock carvings and cave paintings were the first we've seen. The views from the lookout were spectacular. Paul, Bryan and Rodney did a fabulous... More 

Thank coraliem512
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This tour has everything from being exposed to the rich beautiful Aboriginal culture (sites & demonstrations), a bush walk and a river cruise with a delicious lunch. Just outside Sydney's bustling city. The tour allows one to get a understanding of how Sydney would have been for both Sydney area Aboriginal people and British settlers in the late 1800s. The... More 

Thank jzkenworthy
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Why not travel up to Bobbin Head in the Ku- Ring-Gai Chase National Park, just north of Sydney? You could hire a car with a mapping system installed or catch a day ferry from Palm Beach for a 2 hour journey along the beautiful Hawkesbury River. I always drive, but I have been meaning to take the ferry ride just... More 

Thank MWandAW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, America Bay walking track might only be an hour’s drive from Sydney city, but it feels a million miles away. With a mixture of Aussie bushland, Aboriginal rock engravings, and a small waterfall at the encampment overlooking the stunning America Bay, this walk is one of my fave city day escapes. The walking track is just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

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.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

I'm fortunate to have family who live near here so we visit here every time we come to Australia. It really is a little gem and has it all. Mangrove swamps, tidal lagoons, inlets, soaring hills and plenty of wildlife to boot. This is perfect for a BBQ and some great hikes too. well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Packed my stuff and took the car north of Sydney driving for less than 40 minutes until I got to the entrance of the park. They charge you a $12 fee per car as parking and the use of the park itself. Ku-ring-ai has a lot of things to do and for all kind of tastes. From spectacular lookouts to... More 

1 Thank Roberto K
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We had been to the Ku-ring-gai chase national park this weekend. I must say that I was amazed by the beauty of this locale. Quite a few walking tracks for the adventurous ones, there is a beautiful bay with ferry rides and paddle-boats. Big sit-out by the bay for families. Thoroughly enjoyed the day walking, trekking, paddle-boating and relaxing with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

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... More 

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