Cockle Creek Lookout Return
  • Length: 1.1km

  • Duration: 1 Hr

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd, Mount Colah

  • End: Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd, Mount Colah

  • Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

  • Closest Town: Bobbin Head

  • Distance from CBD: 31.8 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.65969602

  • Longitude: 151.1591196

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Cockle Creek Lookout Return is a 1.1km, grade 4 return hike, located in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 1 hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This is a great walk for visitors looking for a reasonably short adventure after lunch. The leisurely walk starts from the cafe and information centre at Bobbin Head and follows the Warrimoo Track up the hill to the Cockle Creek Lookout before returning along the same route.


Download maps and tracknotes for Cockle Creek Lookout Return hiking track from wildwalks.com.

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."

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