West Head Lookout
About an hour’s drive north of Sydney, in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, this lookout is part of a 4.4-km loop walk where you can spot goannas, wallabies, kookaburras, and white-bellied sea eagles. Plus, you get great views over Broken Bay and Barrenjoey Headland, and you can also see across the Hawkesbury River to the beaches of the Central Coast. Try to do this walk and visit the lookout during the week, as it can get very crowded on weekends. Ku-ring-gai Chase gates are open from sunrise to sunset, but times vary depending on the season. Check the National Parks NSW website for exact details.
Fantastic views and hikes. Aboriginal rock carvings of whales. Army bunkers from 1940's Several hikes from 6 hours to 15 mins. Drive through national park.
You will need a car for this drive. It’s worth it. Take a picnic lunch or stop off at Cottage Point for either a cafe or fine dining restaurant lunch.
stunning views across to Palm Beach and Lyon Island. Great bush walks to deserted beaches
“One can drive to AKUNA BAY Marina, in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park; by going up Mona Vale Road; to the Yacht Club/ Marina; there's a nice Restaurant over looking Pittwater. Or drive/ cycle to lovely Cottage Point Yacht Club/ Marina. There's a lovely Restaurant with gorgeous views. ”
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