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Bobbin Head Information Centre

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Overview

Visit historic Bobbin Head Information Centre for information on walking, picnicking and the Aboriginal culture of Ku-ring-gai National Park, a short drive from Sydney.

Type
Visitor centres
Where
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Bobbin Head Information Centre is open:

  • 10am-12pm and 12.30pm-4pm daily
  • 9am-12pm and 12.30pm-4pm during summer school holidays
  • Closed on Christmas Day
Please note

Make the most of your day trip to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park with a visit to the historic Bobbin Inn, which now houses the information centre. The friendly staff can provide the lowdown on walking tracks, paddling routes, or the best picnic spot to suit a family outing or impress your visitors.

Whether you’re picking up a brochure or wanting to discover more about parks and reserves in the northern Sydney area, find out about the plants and animals of the region before heading out. You can enquire about school and group activities and tours, as well as pick up a great range of books, maps and souvenirs with an Australian theme.

It’s a short walk along Birrawanna walking track to nearby Kalkari Discovery Centre, where you can learn about the people of the Guringai Aboriginal Nation. Suitably inspired, head out with a picnic and enjoy your day exploring Sydney’s nature playground.

Nearby there’s a children’s playground that’s sure to be a hit with kids and you can pick up a coffee at the Bobbin Inn Café or tuck into some beautiful Mediterranean cuisine at Galley Foods Restaurant and Kiosk.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Operated by

  • Sydney North (Bobbin Inn, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park)
  • 10am-4pm daily. 9am-4pm during summer school holidays (closed 12pm-12:30pm) (closed Christmas Day)
  • (02) 9472 8949
  • (02) 9457 0113
  • Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head Road, Mount Colah

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: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 9457 0113
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The view from the top of Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Photo:K. McGrath