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The Sphinx Memorial at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park was carved out of sandstone by a returned soldier. Explore Australian military history on the Sphinx walking track.
Cattai Homestead and historic farm buildings near Windsor, just north of Sydney, are an important part of Australian history and a must-see for history buffs.
Vale of Avoca lookout offers glorious views across the deep gorges and wilderness of the Lower Grose Valley, in World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, near Richmond.
- Free. Free park entry.
- Wheelchair access
- Lower Grose Valley area in Blue Mountains National Park in Sydney and surrounds
Yellow Rock lookout in Yellomundee Regional Park offers incredible views and a peaceful haven where you can enjoy a picnic, go for a short bushwalk or just take some time out with family and friends.
Visit Bobbin Head picnic area in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and enjoy a barbecue or a spot of fishing. Go canoeing or hire a paddle boat for a great daytrip from Sydney.
Apple Tree picnic area is a popular waterfront rest spot, but it’s also the beginning of the Berowra walking track. Find access to parking, a café and toilets here.
Fibrosa and Crebra Pavilions are great locations for a family celebration or birthday party. Perfect for small or large gatherings, there are picnic tables and barbecues surrounded by green space.
Dog-friendly Rouse Hill Regional Park is a great day out – enjoy a barbecue, walk or bike ride and let the kids explore the playground. It’s great for a birthday party.
Spend a leisurely afternoon at Mitchell Park picnic area in Cattai National Park. Enjoy a relaxing lunch, walk through native bushland and go fishing in Cattai Creek.
Visit historic Bobbin Head Information Centre for information on walking, picnicking and the Aboriginal culture of Ku-ring-gai National Park, a short drive from Sydney.
Mountain bike or walk the Old Great North Road. It’s an important piece of Australia’s history and part of the Convict Sites of Australia World Heritage Area.
Womerah Range trail is a challenging hiking and mountain biking route with scenic views through the dramatic sandstone landscape of Parr State Conservation Area.
Head to Devines Hill loop in Dharug National Park, near Wisemans Ferry this weekend for a bike ride or walk along the historic World Heritage-listed Devines Hill loop.
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.
Greater Blue Mountains Drive takes in the iconic scenery of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Explore Glenbrook, Wentworth Falls and Katoomba and beyond.
Join Guringai Tours for a fascinating day of short walks with Traditional Custodians in beautiful Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. It a great way to immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture near Sydney.
Enjoy a hassle-free getaway with help from the EcoTreasures camping set up service. They’ll pitch your tent at The Basin campground and provide all the gear you need for a peaceful and relaxed nature escape.
If you’re a seafood lover, venture out onto the Hawkesbury’s sparkling waters with Sydney Oyster Tours. You’ll taste delicious seafood and learn all about oyster cultivation.
Explore the highlights of beautiful Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park with the friendly guides of Go Beyond Tours. See wildlife and stunning scenery and discover Aboriginal heritage on this day tour near Sydney.
Escape Sydney’s hustle and bustle for the tranquil world of Pittwater on a guided kayak tour with Paddlecraft. You'll discover beautiful bushland, beaches and even a waterfall.
Let Sydney Scenic Trails whisk you away to West Head to soak up panoramic views of rugged coastline and azure waters. You'll also enjoy a short bushwalk and a picnic lunch at beautiful and secluded Flint and Steel Beach.
Immerse yourself in the world’s oldest living culture and visit important spiritual and cultural sites in and around Yengo National Park on tours with Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences and Consultancy.
Passing through Lane Cove National Park, this multi-day hike offers stunning scenery across Sydney, the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Tackle part of the track for an easy day walk.
Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track takes in historic Sphinx memorial, and is a moderately challenging walk near North Turramurra.
A small freshwater wetland, Longneck Lagoon walking track allows visitors to see the startling array of birds that frequent the area. Perfect for walking with children.
The moderately challenging Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Train Station is an ideal day walk offering picnicking, Aboriginal and historic heritage in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
Take a short stroll along Rouse Hill Estate walk for a glimpse into the history of the area. If you’ve got time, explore the house on a guided tour.
Coba Ridge to Collingridge Point walking track is a pleasant day walk or mountain bike ride through Marramarra National Park, near Hornsby. It offers wonderful spring wildflowers and stunning views of Berowra Creek.
Scenic Riverside walking track offers riverside picnicking, birdwatching and a weekend getaway without leaving town in Lane Cove National Park, just north of the Sydney CBD.
Lace on your hiking boots for the challenging 11km walking track, through lush forests, past creeks and along high ridge tops in Dharug National Park, Wisemans Ferry.
Bellamy fire trail is a northern Sydney secret. This short walk through Berowra Valley Regional Park connects Pennant Hills and Thornleigh along a dog-friendly bushland trail.
Canoelands Ridge walking track is a beautiful day walk near Hornsby and Sydney. See scenic Hawkesbury River views and native wildflowers along the way on this long hike.