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Empire Marina Bobbin Head

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park


Empire Marina Bobbin Head, just north of Sydney, offers berths and boat hire, fishing and on-site dining options catering to every visitor in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

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

Please note
  • 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

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Park info

  • in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Gates to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay are closed from 8pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 5.30pm to 6am at other times of the year.
    • Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am at other times of the year.
    • No vehicle access to The Basin campground or to Barrenjoey Headland
  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). There is no daily entry fee for teachers/educational supervisors (1 adult per 10 children).

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Sydney North (Bobbin Inn, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park)
      (02) 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am-4pm daily. 9am-4pm during summer school holidays (closed 12pm-12:30pm) (closed Christmas Day)
    • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head Road, Mount Colah
    • Email:
      Fax: (02) 9457 0113
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Empire Marina Bobbin Head hero, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andrew Richards