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Wallaroo walking track

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Wallaroo walking track is a moderate hike through woodlands in West Head, offering secluded picnicking and scenic views of Cowan Water in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

9km return
Time suggested
2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min
Grade 4
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Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Sunscreen, drinking water, hat
Please note

Toilets and picnic facilities are located at Resolute picnic area

For a day in the bush that’s sure to recharge the batteries, pack some treats and head to Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, near Terrey Hills. Moderately long Wallaroo walking track meanders through open woodland before arriving at a secluded rocky overhang with lovely water views.

After veering off Salvation loop trail, the medium track follows a service trail along a ridge. You’ll pass through a rare stand of yellow-top ash trees before heading down a steep slope. Stop for a moment to enjoy magnificent views over Cowan Creek and Refuge Bay.

The walk passes the turn off to Yeomans Branch track through open woodland before arriving at a secluded spot overlooking Cowan Creek, just perfect for unrolling the picnic rug. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with water views, before retracing your steps.

Take a virtual tour of Wallaroo walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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  • 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 40 or more people planning to visit this park. Contact the park office before your visit.

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