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The Station picnic shelter

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Overview

Positioned near the water, The Station picnic shelter in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a wheelchair-friendly venue for a low-key barbecue, picnic or celebration.

Venue is suitable for
Parties, christenings, private lunches
Capacity
Maximum people: 60
Facilities
Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, drinking water, toilets
Fees

Contact Bobbin Head Information Centre for current prices.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Availability
You can book this venue for exclusive use every day except every public holiday, Mothers Day and Fathers Day, when the facility is available for public use.
Bookings
Bookings required to assure exclusive use. For more information and to book, email Bobbin Head Information Centre.
Other Information
  • Please occupy the site 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, the Bobbin Head Information Centre can provide you with cleaning supplies.
  • Please leave the area clean and tidy, and take rubbish with you when you go. If significant cleaning is required there may be a fee.

If you’re looking for a casual venue for a family gathering or celebration in Sydney’s north, head to The Station picnic shelter in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Located on the southern side of Bobbin Head picnic area, this historic picnic shelter is wheelchair-friendly and a great picnic spot – especially in summer.

There’s plenty of space to cook up a barbecue feast for up to 60 people. For a post picnic stroll, it’s only a 50m walk to the river bank. Or why not take the kids paddling in the cool water?

The Station has 3 sections that can be hired individually, or you can hire the whole venue if you’ve got a larger group.

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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