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Apple Tree picnic area

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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

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Bobbin Head

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

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Akuna Bay

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View across the harbour from Clark Island. Photo: Kevin McGrath

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Clark Island

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People relaxing on the grassy area in Nielsen Park. Photo: John Yurasek/DPIE

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Nielsen Park

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A couple enjoy a picnic on Shark Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

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Shark Island

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Rodd Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government

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Rodd Island

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Lobster Beach, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Lobster Beach

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Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Goat Island

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Shark Island Party. Artwork: DPIE

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NYE Shark Island Party

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Fort Denison, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Fort Denison

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View of the fireworks display at its height, Goat Island, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Jennifer Mitchell

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NYE Goat Island

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Aerial view of Strickland House in Vaucluse, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: Tommy Ramsay

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NYE Strickland House

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Photo of harbour view from North Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

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NYE North Head

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Aerial view of South Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/DPIE

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South Head

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Scenic views from Middle Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Middle Head

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North Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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North Head

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Centre trail, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards/NSW Government

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Centre trail

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Beehive Casemate, Obelisk Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

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Beehive Casemate tour

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Camp Cove, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Camp Cove

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Fairfax walk, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

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Fairfax walk

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Scenic views from Middle Head lookout, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: David Finnegan

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Middle Head Forts tour

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Strom loop water view, Bouddi National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin

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Strom loop

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Netted swimming enclosure Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: K McGrath/OEH

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Chowder Bay

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Georges Head, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

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Georges Head

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Reef Beach, Sydney Harbour National Park. Photo: John Yurasek/NSW Government

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Reef Beach

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Get Wild About Whales

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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
Apple Tree picnic area

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).

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Barrenjoey Head Lighthouse. Photo: Kevin McGrath