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Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station cycle route

Important information

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


Updated: 21/11/2014 12:01 AM

“One of my friends suggested this track, so we grabbed our bikes and went for it. We had the wind in our hair, the scent of gums in the air, and a smile on our faces.”

For an exhilarating day trip that’s sure to get the adrenaline flowing, try Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station cycle route, via Bobbin Head. It’s a great introduction to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and bound to invigorate the senses, bringing a healthy glow to the cheeks.

From Mount Colah Station, head south before turning left into Ku-ring-gai Chase Road. You’ll soon be winding your way through the park, revelling in the sights and sounds of the bush. It’s 8km to Apple Tree Bay, with a great downhill run. Upon reaching Bobbin Head, stop for a refreshing swim and a well-deserved picnic lunch. Don’t forget to check out the historic Bobbin Inn Visitor Centre.

Following the road round, it’s an uphill climb to the southern park entrance. From here take the short detour to see the fascinating Sphinx Memorial, a replica of the famous sphinx carved out of sandstone. From the edge of the park, it’s an 8km ride along Bobbin head Road, turning south onto Pacific Highway, to Pymble Station.


Getting there

Getting there:

Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station cycle route is in the Bobbin Head precinct of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The cycle route is best reached by train. To get there:

  • Take the train to either Mount Colah Railway Station or Pymble Railway Station

Check out the Transport Info website for more information.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Mount Colah Railway Station and Pymble Railway Station.

Important info


20km (one-way)

Time suggested:

each way


Medium difficulty

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of water
  • Toilets and picnic facilities are located at Bobbin Head

Opening hours:

The cycle route takes in Bobbin Head, in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, which is:

  • Open 6am – 8pm (Monday – Sunday during daylight savings time)
  • Open 6am – 5.30pm (Monday – Sunday during non-daylight savings time)

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- Alerts

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

fire bans

A total fire ban applies in the park. (Ends Friday 21 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 Friday 21 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:
All tracks and trails are CLOSED within the park to walkers and cyclists. Designated picnic areas remain open.

Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station cycle route, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards