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Birrawanna walking track

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Alerts for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park: upcoming fire bans

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Updated: 22/11/2014 02:04 PM

“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.

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Distance:

2.2km (one-way)

Time suggested:

2 hours each way

Difficulty:

Medium difficulty

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Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

upcoming fire bans

Fire ban (Sunday 23 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 Sunday 23 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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Birrawanna track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government