Basin to Mackerel
  • Length: 4.5km

  • Duration: 1 hr 45 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One way

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

  • End: Resolute Dam Trail, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase

  • Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

  • Closest Town: Terrey Hills

  • Distance from CBD: 45.4 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.6040078239

  • Longitude: 151.2936124131

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Basin to Mackerel is a 4.5km, grade 4 One way hike located in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 hrs 45 mins to complete.

Summary

This scenic walk gives an excellent excuse for a ferry ride in Sydney’s northern beaches region. The ferry leaves from Palm Beach Ferry Terminal and crosses Pittwater to The Basin Wharf. The walk then heads around to Mackerel Beach and passes an optional side trip to some historic and interesting Aboriginal engravings. The scenic water views are complemented by the on-water views from a second ferry back to Palm Beach from Mackerel Wharf.


Download maps and tracknotes for Basin to Mackerel hiking track from wildwalks.com.