Bairne walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 9.6km

  • Duration: 5.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: W Head Rd, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase

  • End: W Head Rd, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase

  • Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 44.0 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.60778683

  • Longitude: 151.2699007

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Bairne walking track is a 9.6km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 5.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

A long and easy walk along the ridgelines, Bairne walking track boasts two of the best views in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, near West Head. Make a day of it, gather your friends and pack a picnic lunch for a revitalising day in the Australian bush. A spectacular walk in spring, the wildflowers make for excellent birdwatching.
Passing through heathlands of banksia, boronia and grevillea, look for nectar-loving yellow-faced honeyeaters and the vibrant variegated wren. The track leads to magnificent views of Towlers Bay and Pittwater. Head back up the track and veer off to Soldiers Point for a brilliant view of The Basin and northern Pittwater.
Choose a spot and unpack a hamper for a leisurely bush picnic, before retracing your steps.
Take a virtual tour of Bairne walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Located in Sydney's north, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park combines important history with scenic beauty, making it perfect for school excursions. Bobbin Head is a great place for a family picnic, and parts of the park are ideal for cycling, fishing and bushwalking.

Australia's second-oldest national park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is a recreational favourite for locals and visitors alike. This large park, located in Sydney's north, lets you feel at one with nature without leaving the Sydney metropolitan area. A heritage-listed park, it combines important history with scenic beauty.

Winding creeks and stretches of ocean meet rainforest and eucalypts, rocky cliffs and mangroves. Camp at The Basin or spend your time exploring walking tracks, mountain biking trails, breathtaking lookouts and significant Aboriginal sites. You'll still have plenty of time to discover its marinas, cafes, kiosks and well-equipped picnic areas."

Getting there

To Bairne trackhead. Bairne walking track starts at number 8 post on West Head Road in The Basin precinct of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. To get there, follow West Head Road and follow the signs to Number 8 post. Park entry points Bairne trackhead See on map Parking Parking is available near number 8 gate on West Head Road. It can be a busy on the weekend, so parking might be limited then.


It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and take plenty of water
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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