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Birrawanna walking track

“The kids had a great time spotting plants and birds along this path. It wasn’t until they spotted a bird looking for its lunch that they realised they were hungry too.”

After learning all about the plants, animals and Aboriginal history of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park at Kalkari Discovery Centre, head along the moderately difficult Birrawanna walking track. The kids will love putting their newfound knowledge into practice. A great nature adventure on a family day trip, historic Birrawanna walking track leads to Bobbin Head, where you can stop for a waterfront picnic or grab a tasty lunch at Bobbin Inn Café.

Skirting the emu enclosure, the medium difficulty track passes through woodlands of scribbly gum and red bloodwood to join a historic track of open forests before reaching Bobbin Head. Be sure to look for the vibrant red waratah.

On the way back up, stop for a breather and check out the lovely views over Cockle Creek and Cowan Water. You might see a brown hawk or nankeen kestrel circling above, looking for lizards and insects.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Birrawanna walking track starts at Kalkari Discovery Centre in the Bobbin Head precinct of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. To get there, enter the park from Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, off Pacific Highway.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Kalkari Discovery Centre, including several designated disabled spots.

Important info

Distance:

2.2km (one-way)

Time suggested:

2 hours each way

Difficulty:

Medium difficulty

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Birrawanna track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government