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Gun emplacements at West Head tour

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Overview

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If you’re up for a challenge join this 2km, 2hr guided walk in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Find out about the historical significance of the gun emplacements at West Head.

When

Wednesday 17 July 2019, 10am to 12pm

Where
West Head army track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Hard. Suitable for adults and children (12 years and over) with a reasonable fitness level. There are some steep sections where you’ll need to climb backwards down a sturdy ladder and back up again as you return.
Price

Adult $15 per person. Child (12 years and over) $10 per person.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Meeting point
Meet at West Head lookout, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, at 8.45am
What to
bring
Hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, drinking water, snacks, insect repellent
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
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Join this 2km guided walk to see the gun emplacements at West Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. We’ll start at West Head lookout and follow the West Head army track down to the gun emplacements. You’ll learn about the historic significance of the gun emplacements and reasons the guns were positioned at West Head. You’ll also hear about other defences in the Broken Bay area.

It's a good idea to wear enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, insect protection, drinking water and a snack. 

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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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.

    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).

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Bobbin Head Information Centre
      02 9472 8949
      Contact hours: 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
    • Bobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2080
    • Email: bobbin.head@environment.nsw.gov.au
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People enjoying the view out to sea from West Head lookout. Photo:David Finnegan