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Centre trail

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Nearby cycling trails

  • Heath and Bare Creek trails, Garigal National Park. Photo: Kim McClymont/NSW Government

    Heath and Bare Creek trails

    These challenging trails are great for a day out mountain biking and horse riding, and take you along Bare Creek and the adjoining Cascades trail.

  • Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station cycle route, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards

    Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station cycle route

    Enjoy a mountain biking day trip, taking in Bobbin Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park from Mount Colah Station to Pymble Station, with picnicking and swimming options.

 

Nearby things to do

Bobbin Head picnic area, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards

Picnic

Bobbin Head

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Akuna Bay Marina, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: OEH

Picnic

Akuna Bay

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Nearby camping and accommodation

  • The Basin campground, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

    The Basin campground

    The Basin campground in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is one of Sydney's most popular beach camping spots. 

 

Get Wild About Whales

NSW national parks have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Humpback whale breaching. Photo: Wayne Reynolds

 

Join WilderQuest

WilderQuest is a fun kids program designed to nurture a love of nature. Download the award-winning WilderQuest iPad app and go on a quest to discover all the animals, plants and hidden secrets within NSW national parks.

WilderQuest activity at Blue Gum Hills Regional Park. Photo: Shani Milgate/OEH
Map of Centre trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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.

    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.

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Visitor centre

The view from the top of Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Photo:K. McGrath