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Kalkari Discovery Centre

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Some Visitor Centres closed

Some Visitor Centres will remain closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff while parts of NSW are under stay-at-home restrictions. Most Visitor Centres still have staff available to respond to your phone calls and emails. Check our COVID-19 update webpage for more information.

Walk the Kalkari Discovery Centre’s easy Discovery trail to learn more about Ku-ring-gai’s native species, Aboriginal history and network of bushwalks.

Visitor centres
402 Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah, NSW, 2079 - in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

9am to 4.30pm daily. Closed on Christmas Day.

Please note

You'll need to visit Bobbin Head Information Centre if you'd like to buy an annual pass or retail items.

Immerse yourself in the knowledge Kalkari Discovery Centre has to offer. At Kalkari, you’ll be inspired to learn more about the park’s plants, animals and Aboriginal history, under the guidance of Kalkari’s knowledgeable volunteers. Find out more about the Discovery trail and the range of educational activities for adults and children on offer. You may find yourself making a model wombat and burrow, sipping morning tea with visitors from around the world, or playing Aboriginal games.

From the Discovery Centre, it’s a short walk along Birrawanna walking track to Bobbin Head, which is a great place to stop for lunch.

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).

    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.

    Buy annual pass
See more visitor info