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Berowra Valley National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Berowra Valley National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    For the Great North walk, Benowie walking track and Jungo walk from the M2 motorway:

    • Take the Pennant Hills Road exit and head north
    • Turn left at Observatory Park to stay on Pennant Hills Road
    • Turn left onto Boundary Road in Pennant Hills
    • Turn right onto Bellamy Street and follow all the way to the end of the road, where the tracks begin

    From Westleigh, Thornleigh, Hornsby and Galston Gorge:

    • You can also join the Benowie walking track from Manor Road, Hornsby, Quarter Sessions Road, Westleigh, or the Galston Gorge on Galston Road and via the Bellamy fire trail off De Saxe Close, Thornleigh

    From Hornsby to Crosslands Reserve:

    • Take the Pacific Highway north from Hornsby
    • Turn left onto Galston Road
    • Turn right onto Somerville Road
    • Follow the road through the gate to the carpark at the end of the road

    From Hornsby to Barnetts lookout:

    • Take the Pacific Highway north from Hornsby
    • At Berowra Heights, turn left onto Berowra Waters Road
    • Turn left onto Barnetts Road. The carpark is located at the end of Barnetts Road

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    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Berowra Valley National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    Enjoy the spring wildflowers and take on the challenge of the Great North walk before the weather gets too warm


    Swim in Berowra creek in the warmer months - remember safety precautions around waterways


    Winter is generally great for bushwalking in the Sydney region but bring warm gear if youre camping - nights can be cold in the bush

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    18°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    6°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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.

    Please note you can walk your dog on the section of Bellamy Fire trail* that traverses the adjacent Berowra Valley Regional Park.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Map of Berowra Valley National Park


    • in the Sydney and surrounds region
      • Berowra Valley National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger
      • Crosslands Reserve is open 8am to 7.30pm during daylight savings and 9am to 5pm the rest of the year
      • Barnetts Road Reserve and the lookout is closed from sunset to sunrise
      • Bobbin Head Visitor Centre
        02 9472 8949
        Contact hours: 10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
      • 688 Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah, NSW 2079
      • Email:

    Nearby towns

    Hornsby (3 km)

    A suburb in Sydney's upper north shore, Hornsby is conveniently located for easy access to Lane Cove National Park, Berowra Valley Regional Park, and the heritage-listed Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park - Australia's second-oldest national park. Explore walking and cycling tracks and Aboriginal sites, as well as marinas, cafes and picnic areas.

    Parramatta (17 km)

    Parramatta offers a fascinating insight into early colonial life in Australia. Don't miss a visit to Old Government House, now one of 11 Australian Convict Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

    Sydney City Centre (39 km)

    No trip to Sydney is complete without spending some time in the city’s beautiful parks. Whether it’s in central areas like Hyde Park or the Royal Botanic Gardens or further out in Centennial Parklands, there’s plenty of green space to go out and enjoy.