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Sphinx Memorial

“Military history and a sphinx were perhaps the last thing I expected to find on my day trip to Sydney’s Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and it adds so much to this excellent park.”

Sphinx Memorial is a sandstone monument created in memory of lives lost in the First World War and was created by a returned soldier in the 1920s. Bushwalkers exploring Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track might be surprised to find this unusual symbol of Australian military history tucked away in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Grab something to eat at nearby Bobbin Head, or pack your lunch and stop for a picnic at Sphinx Memorial, where you’ll find plenty of grassy spots to sit and relax.

Take a virtual tour of Sphinx Memorial on Google Street View.


Getting there

Getting there:

Sphinx Memorial is in the Bobbin Head precinct of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

To get there:

  • Take Bobbin Head Road to the southern entrance to the park
  • Just inside the park, turn right onto Sphinx Road and follow to the end.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather


Parking is available at Sphinx Memorial.

Important info


Picnic tables

You should know:

  • You'll need to bring your own drinking water.

Wheelchair access:


This area is fully wheelchair-accessible.

Opening hours:

Sphinx Memorial closes at 5.30pm (Monday - Sunday).

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