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Beechwood Cottage

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Venue info

All the practical information you need to know about Beechwood Cottage.

Getting there and parking

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    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Parking is available at the carpark on West Head Road. Please note it is a 2.8km walk along a fire trail from the West Head Road carpark to Beechwood Cottage. 


    The function room features 7 tables, a serving table, 60 chairs, a projection screen, a flip chart, butchers' paper and a whiteboard. The kitchen has a fridge and freezer, stove, hot water urn, portable gas barbecue, workbench, sink, mop and broom. You'll need to bring your own food, drinks, crockery, glasses, cutlery, tea towels, stationery and electronic equipment. Overnight accommodation is not available at Beechwood Cottage.


    • Flush toilets


    Drinking water

    Electric power

    Standard residential power points available within the cottage.

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    Fees and passes

    Daily entry fees and landing fees apply at Beechwood Cottage.

    Daily entry fees: If travelling by motor vehicle to Beechwood Cottage, you'll need to pay daily entry fees. Daily fees for Ku-ring-gai National Park are payable at the entry station to the park. Annual passes can be purchased online prior to arrival.

    Landing fees:If you're arriving at Beechwood Cottage by water, you'll need to pay landing fees. These are payable at the campground wharf through an honesty box. Please note, annual passes do not cover landing fees.

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    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Static map for Beechwood Cottage venue near The Basin

    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.

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    Views from Barrenjoey Headland, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Photo: David Finnegan