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Empire Marina Bobbin Head

“The freedom of floating downstream in Ku-ring-gai is pure joy. This marina makes the national park open up to everyone.”

In 2008, Empire Marina Bobbin Head underwent a multi-million dollar re-development. Since then it has proved itself as the most outstanding marina of the area, offering a variety of berths and easy water access to the pristine reaches of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The award-winning business offers 200 deepwater berths and on-site trade services just 24km north of Sydney.

If you’re looking to hire a runabout, this is the place to come and has been since the 1890s. Bring your gear and choose a small boat to reach dozens of inlets between Bobbin Head and Cottage Point, teeming with birdlife and superb opportunities for fishing.

Before you set out, be sure to stop in at Galley Foods Restaurant, with a spacious outdoor dining area overlooking the marina. Locally sourced fish and organic produce from Galston or Flemington Markets guarantees a delicious breakfast and lunch. If you prefer to eat on the water, stop in at Gallery Foods to pick up some delicious snacks to take with you whilst on the water.


Getting there

Getting there:

Empire Marina Bobbin Head is in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. To get there:

  • Take Bobbin Head Road through North Turramurra and turn right before the bridge at Cowan Creek
  • Take Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Road from Mount Colah or Pacific Highway

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


General public parking is available at the public wharf precinct and on the other side of Cowan Creek. Reserved parking is available within the Marina for its customers only.

Important info


  • Amenities block
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)
  • Cafe/kiosk
  • Drinking water
  • Picnic tables
  • Public phone
  • Flush toilets
  • Trackhead/access point

You should know:

  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.
  • A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park

Wheelchair access:


This area is fully wheelchair accessible.

Opening hours:

Galley Foods is:

  • open 8:30 – 4pm (Monday – Friday)
  • open 8am – 4pm (Saturday – Sunday)
  • for dinner opening hours, visit the Galley Foods website.


Phone: (02) 9457 9011

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Empire Marina Bobbin Head hero, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards