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d'Albora Akuna Bay

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Escape to d'Albora Akuna Bay in the Cowan/Hawkesbury River system. Just an hour’s drive from the Sydney CBD and minutes from Mona Vale, choose from plenty of fishing, barbecue and picnic spots in this picturesque setting.

350 General San Martin Drive, Ku-ring-gai Chase, NSW, 2084 - in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Visit the d’Albora Akuna Bay website


Phone 1800 32 52 672, email or visit the d'Albora Akuna Bay website

Please note

Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

Nestled in the heart of Ku-ring-gai National Park, d'Albora Akuna Bay is where the spectacular cruising grounds of the Hawkesbury and Cowan river systems combine. This makes it a perfect base for delving into the natural beauty of the area around Coal and Candle Creek.

You can hire a boat here, berth your own at the public boat ramp, or cast off in a kayak or standup paddle boardfor something a bit more adventurous. Enjoy 24/7 fuel, dockmaster assistance, new and used boat sales, full service boatyard and swing moorings at d’Albora Akuna Bay.

Indulge in a meal or grab a drink in the tranquil setting at Shed, our relaxed bar and eatery offering a contemporary dining experience with an Italian twist. Above Shed sits our new addition, San Martin, a premium waterfront function centre for up to 200 guests.

Akuna Bay also features great facilities for a pre-departure picnic, with a public barbecue and ample tables for everyone. There are also some great dining options there. Alternatively, you can enjoy some light refreshments at the d'Albora Marinas Akuna Bay general store.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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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.

    • The entrance to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay is closed from 8pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 5.30pm to 6am the rest of the year.
    • Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am the rest of the year.
  • Park entry fees:

    $12 per vehicle per day. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    Vehicles over 8 seats: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). Students on educational programs: $1.10 per student. Teachers/educational supervisors: free (1 adult per 10 students).

    Other fees:

    A $3 per adult, $2 per child landing fee may apply for day visitors to The Basin campground. Please pay at the campground wharf. Landing fees are included in your camping fees.

    Group bookings:

    Under the Plan of Management for this park, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 40 or more people planning to visit this park. Contact the park office before your visit.

    Buy annual pass
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