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The Pavillion picnic shelter

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Overview

Book The Pavillion picnic shelter for your next party. The waterfront views of Cowan Creek are perfect for a summer celebration.

Venue is suitable for
Parties, christenings, private lunches
Capacity
Maximum people: 100

The NPWS Area Office must approve any bookings or activities of more than 100 people.

Facilities
Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, toilets
Fees

Please email Bobbin Head Information Centre for fee information.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Availability

You can book this venue for exclusive use every day except public holidays, Mothers Day and Fathers Day, when the picnic shelter is available for public use. The Pavillion can only be booked as a whole.

Bookings
Bookings required. For more information and to book, email Bobbin Head Information Centre.
Other Information
  • Please occupy the venue from the beginning of the booking period or no guarantee can be made that it will stay available.
  • Picnic shelters are cleaned regularly. If the shelter is not at the standard you require, Bobbin Head Information Centre can provide you with cleaning supplies.
  • Please leave the area clean and tidy. If significant cleaning is required there may be a fee. Please take all rubbish with you when you go.

Since it first opened in the 1930s, The Pavillion picnic shelter has been popular with families and picnickers. You’ll find it on the northern side of Bobbin Head picnic area in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

This pocket of green space is perfect for large group celebrations like Christmas parties, family gatherings and social club picnics. Kids can play for hours on the grass, and there’s room for up to 100 people at the shelter’s 8 undercover tables with bench seats.

You’ll be just 20m from the water if your guests want to go paddling – or why not just sit back and enjoy the views of picturesque Cowan Creek as it winds its way past you?

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info

Operated by

  • Bobbin Head Information Centre
  • 10am-4pm daily. 9am-4pm during summer school holidays (closed 12pm-12:30pm) (closed Christmas Day)
  • (02) 9472 8949
  • 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.

    • The entrance to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay is 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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People fishing from the rocks with boats in the background. Photo:David Finnegan