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Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station is a 10km, grade 5 One Way hike located in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.
When it’s time to answer the call of the wild, pack the sandwiches and grab your mates for a rugged bushwalk near Brooklyn. Only an hour from Sydney, it’s a perfect bush getaway taking in several fascinating historic sites. Mount Ku-ring-gai track links Mount Ku-ring-gai and Berowra train stations, so it’s a perfect day out by public transport.
Starting from Mount Ku-ring-gai Train Station, this moderately challenging track leads through dense woodlands past an Aboriginal midden of the Guringai people. Middens are common throughout the park and often found along creek lines and near rock overhangs.
The track leads to historic Appletree Bay, where you’ll follow Cowan Creek to Waratah Bay, the site of Windybank’s Boatshed. A rusting frame is all that’s left of a romantic holiday paradise’. From here, it’s a steep climb to Berowra Station.
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.
To Berowra Train Station. Mount Ku-ring-gai track to Berowra Station is in the western precinct of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. To get there:From Sydney or NewcastleFollow the Pacific Highway to Mount Ku-ring-gai Train StationThe walk begins east of the station at the end of Harwood Avenue.Alternatively, if beginning from Berowra Train Station:From Sydney or NewcastleFollow the Pacific Highway to Berowra Train StationThe walk begins east of the station across the F3 Sydney to Newcastle FreewayAlternatively, if taking public transport:The track is a short walk from either Mount Ku-ring-gai Train Station or Berowra StationCheck out the Transport Info website for more information. Park entry points Berowra Train Station See on map Mount Ku-ring-gai Train Station See on map Parking Parking is available at Mount Ku-ring-gai Train Station and Berowra Train Station.
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.