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Apple Tree picnic area

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Alerts for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park: closed areas, fire bans

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Updated: 01/11/2014 12:01 AM

“After driving from Sydney, we stopped at Apple Tree picnic area for a bite to eat while taking in the beautiful water views before setting off on our hike. It’s a lovely place to sit back and relax.”

Apple Tree picnic area is only an hour’s drive from Sydney and one of the gateways to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park’s many walking trails, waterways and lookouts. Apple Tree picnic area provides an easily accessible spot to park your car and re-energise, before you head off into the park and explore. You can buy drinks and food at the café or make use of the shaded picnic tables and barbecues. The Berowra walking track begins at this point, but if you have a boat, you can also set sail from Apple Tree picnic area’s boat ramp.

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Getting there

Getting there:

On entering Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

  • Take Bobbin Head Road through North Turramurra, or Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah near Hornsby.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Apple Tree picnic area.

Important info

Facilities:

  • Gas/electric barbecues
  • Boat ramp
  • Carpark
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters

Wheelchair access:

Medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

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- Alerts

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

closed areas

Bobbin head Information Centre access
Due to necessary construction works to the entrance, customers may access the Bobbin Head Information Centre through the Bobbin Head Cafe Wednesday's to Monday's. The Information Centre is not be accessible to visitors on Tuesdays, but remains open for phone and email enquiries. Throughout Tuesday exemption applications can be completed at the Operations Office on Ku-ring-gai Chase Road. We apologise for any inconvenience experienced during this time. For more information, please contact the Bobbin Head Information Centre (02) 9472 8949 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.


Locations affected: Bobbin Head, Bobbin Head Information Centre

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Saturday 1 November)
A total fire ban has been declared by the Commissioner of the Rural Fire Service which includes this park. The total fire ban applies on Saturday 1 November for the entire 24 hour period. Total fire ban rules apply. This ban may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Find out more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities:http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/safety/fire
 
All tracks and trails are CLOSED within the park to walkers and cyclists. Designated picnic areas remain open.

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