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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
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."
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.