Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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2.2 km return
1 hr

America Bay

A short walk with a great range of scenery, making it a great choice if you have only a short time in this National Park. This track one of two ways to access America Bay - the other is by boat. The track cuts straight through the bush from West Head Rd to pass historic Aboriginal engravings and a large cliff with a small waterfall, which also gives an impressive view of the bay. The well-formed track stops at a lookout over America Bay; there is a rough track down to the water.

11 km return
3.5 hrs

Bairne Track to The Basin Circuit

Nice walk along ridge tops to secluded beaches, an enticing lagoon and detailed indigenous engravings. Can be done as a return walk to a really nice lookout near the end of the Bairne Track, or combined with the The Basin track to form a circuit (using a ferry to connect the two walks)

8.7 km one-way
4 hrs

Berowra to Bobbin Head

Following Cowan Creek, this walk is one of the most pleasant in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, with great views over the water as well as nice views from the ridge at Berowra. Be sure to stop at the cafe for a cuppa in Bobbin Head before going home. Apple Tree Bay is also a very pleasant spot to take a break and enjoy the day.

15.5 km one-way
4 hrs

Berowra to North Turramurra

Combines the Berowra track to Apple tree bay with a portion of the Sphinx

5.4 km return
3 hrs

Elvina Bay Loop

The Elvina Bay circuit is a short but very diverse loop trail at West Head, with a secluded swimming hole, multiple cascades and waterfalls and nice Pittwater views. You can opt for a hard and partly off-track circuit, or an easier on-track loop...

2 km return
1 hr

Flint and Steel Beach

A relatively short walk with the option of going to either the beach (the more popular walk, and a good swimming and fishing spot) on one one side of the headland, or the bay (where you’re unlikely to see anyone else) on the other.

4 km return
105 mins

Headland Track / Resolute Loop

The Resolute Track at far end of West Head provides access secluded beaches, a number of interesting aboriginal sites in the area and numerous lookouts. It's a good walk in summer as you can stop for a swim at West Head Beach, Resolute Beach or Great Mackerel Beach.

5 km return
2 hrs

Jerusalem Bay

This track takes you to one of the most iconic views along the the Great North Walk. From Cowan Station, the walk passes through a variety of environments, with dryer vegetation near the freeway and moister rainforest-like plants near the water. Jerusalem Bay is a pretty area, shared by walkers and boaters, and a great place to relax before the walk back up to the station

Very Easy
1.1 km return
30 mins

Koolewong Track

The Koolewong Track (koolewong is an Aboriginal word for koala, ‘though there are none left in this area) is one of the shortest walks at West Head. However, it leads to one of the best lookouts over Hawkesbury River toward Patonga and Lion island.


Mt Kuring Gai to Apple Tree Bay

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