Mackerel Beach
  • Length: 8.2km

  • Duration: 3 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

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

  • End: W Head Rd, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase

  • Closest Town: Terrey Hills

  • Location: Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 46.4 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.5900987304

  • Longitude: 151.282223806


Mackerel Beach is a 8.2km, grade 4 Return hike located in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 hrs to complete.


This walk takes one of two main tracks down to Mackerel Beach. The track leaves West Head Rd passing some historic Aboriginal engravings before descending to the beach. The track loops around the small community of Mackerel Beach to come back down the beach and return to West Head Rd. A nice An optional side trip to Currawong Beach makes a nice addition to this walk.

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