Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park Travel Guide

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park is located 25 kilometres north of the Sydney CBD. While the park is close to the city, it offers impressive views of the Hawkesbury River and Appletree Bay. You may also search for wildlife under the canopy of Duffys Forest.

Things to do in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park

After you arrive in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, travel to the head of the Aboriginal Heritage walk. This walk is dedicated to the culture and history of the extinct Garigal people. During your journey along the 4.4-kilometre Aboriginal Heritage walk, you will be amazed by massive cliffs. Tour the dark interior of Red Hand Cave and finish your journey by gazing at blue waters from West Head Lookout.

Bobbin Head – Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, New South Wales

Bobbin Head is a very popular spot for people to hold their BBQs and picnics – this location is great for walks, kayaking, boating and fishing.

If you are searching for a challenge, walk along the Great North walk in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase. This 11-kilometre track has a mixture of rugged bushland and boardwalks. This path ends at the Hawkesbury River.

For a simpler walk, follow America Bay track. This 1.8-kilometre path will guide you to a magnificent sandstone shelf that descends into a pool of clear water.

Ku-Ring-Gai weather this week

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Ku-Ring-Gai Chase and the areas around Sydney have a temperate climate. These areas have four distinct seasons, but conditions do not fluctuate drastically throughout the year. Summer conditions are warm, and winter conditions are mild. The summer season has an average maximum temperature of 26 degrees. The winter season has a mean maximum temperature of 16 degrees. If you travel to areas near the coast during the winter, you may experience a significant wind-chill.

History

Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park is  one of the best places in Sydney to learn about the history of the land’s original inhabitants. Prior to the arrival of Europeans in Australia, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase was occupied by the Garigal Aboriginal people. These people were supported by the diverse resources of the land’s rivers, caverns and forests.

Unfortunately, the Garigal people met a tragic fate when European settlers arrived to found Sydney. Due to disease and conflict with the Europeans, the entire Garigal population perished. While the Garigal people may be gone, their stories live on in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. During your time in the park, you will encounter amazing Aboriginal sites, ruins, and rock art. The park protects over 800 Aboriginal sites, so take some time to learn about the stories and culture of the Garigal people.