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: -33.6077868333331

  • Longitude: 151.269900666667

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


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

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. The entrance to Bobbin Head and Appletree Bay is closed from 8pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 5.30pm to 6am at other times of the year. Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am at other times of the year. No vehicle access to The Basin campground or to Barrenjoey Headland
10am to 4pm daily. 9am to 4pm during summer school holidays, closed 12pm-12:30pm. Closed Christmas Day.
9am to 5pm daily. 9am to 4pm daily in June and July. Closed Christmas Day.

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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