Mackerel Beach West Head Loop
  • Length: 8.6km

  • Duration: 5 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 1149 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach

  • End: 1149 Barrenjoey Rd, Palm Beach

  • Closest Town: Palm Beach

  • Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 43.1 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.595749291

  • Longitude: 151.3191145353


The Mackerel Beach West Head Loop is a walk which explores a large part of the West Head. The journey starts and finishes with a ferry across Pittwater. The walk heads around West Head taking in views on the Broken Bay side with Lion Island featuring as a prominent sight. The walk follows sections of road that connect some fantastic bush tracks together. This is a solid day walk if allowing time to relax and have a dip at one of the many beaches along the way.

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