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Kalkari Discovery Centre

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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  • Bobbin Head Information Centre, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: Andy Richards

    Bobbin Head Information Centre

    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.

  • Maitland Bay Information Centre, Bouddi National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin © OEH

    Maitland Bay Information Centre

    Start your Bouddi National Park adventure at historic Maitland Bay Information Centre, Killcare. It features terrific educational displays and visitor information.

 

Nearby things to do

A father and son go fishing next to a marina at Bobbin Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: David Finnegan/OEH

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Bobbin Head

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

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Goat Island

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Akuna Bay Marina, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: d'Albora Akuna Bay

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Akuna Bay

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

Picnic

Clark Island

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Family walking beneath the trees at Nielsen Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

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Nielsen Park

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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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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

Cycle

Centre trail

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View along Strom loop, Bouddi National Park. Photo: Nick Cubbin

Cycle

Strom loop

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A woman and man standing at sandstone lookout, water and coastline in background. Photo: John Spencer © DPIE

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Explore Resolute Beach

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

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Fairfax walk

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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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The view at Bujwa Bay, Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Photo: T Willsteed © the photographer

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Walk to Bujwa 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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Lobster Beach, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Lobster Beach

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Elvina trail in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo credit: Luke McSweeney © DPIE

Walk

Elvina trail

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

Swim

Reef Beach

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Whale watching top spots

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.

A humpback whale breaches the water off the NSW coast, near Sydney. Photo credit: Wayne Reynolds &copy 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
Kalkari Discovery Centre

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. You can also pay for your visit via the Park’nPay app.

    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.

    Group bookings:

    Under the Plan of Management for this park, prior written approval is required for organised groups of 20 or more people planning to visit this park. Contact the park office before your visit.

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