West Head army track
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
All the practical information you need to know about West Head army track.
Grade 4Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
1hr - 1hr 30min
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Getting there and parking
West Head Army Track starts at West Head lookout, in the West Head precinct of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
To get there follow West Head Road or access the lookout from the Resolute picnic area, along the West Head lookout track (1.9km).
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at the West Head lookout carpark (around 20 spaces). It's a 50m walk from the carpark down to the lookout.
There are toilet, picnic tables and barbecue facilities at nearby Resolute picnic area on the way to West Head lookout. There are no facilities at West Head. Please take rubbish with you when you leave.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - hard
West Head army track is not wheelchair-accessible.
West Head lookout, where the track starts, is wheelchair-accessible, with views over Barrenjoey, Lion Island and Broken Bay:
- Access is across a wide paved area
- One designated disabled car spot available
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
Gathering firewood and the use of heat beads is not permitted.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Forestville Office
- Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm.
- 02 9451 3479
- 82 Ferguson Street, Forestville NSW 2087
- 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).
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.
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.Buy annual pass
Bobbin Head Information Centre
688 Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah, NSW 2079
- 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 9472 8949
Kalkari Discovery Centre
402 Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah NSW 2079
- 9am to 4.30pm. Closed on Christmas Day.
- 02 9472 9300
- 02 9472 9301
- Kalkari Discovery Centre