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Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head Loop Track is a 10km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.
If you like to mix things up a bit, you can’t miss Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track. The long walk leads along Bobbin Head trail past open forests of smooth barked apple gum and red bloodwoods to Empire Marina Bobbin Head and historic Halvorsen’s boatshed before arriving at Bobbin Head.
Grab a bite here before joining Warrimoo track, which winds through thick mangroves. Keep an eye out for the Aboriginal middens as you walk, these unique heritage sites are testament to the bountiful food supplies enjoyed by the Guringai people in the region.
Joining Sphinx track, a short climb will return you to the Sphinx Memorial and several pyramids among rough barked tree ferns. Enjoy a picnic or break at this peaceful spot.
Take a virtual tour of Sphinx Memorial to Bobbin Head loop track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the 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 the rest of the year.
Gates to West Head are closed from 8.30pm to 6am during daylight savings periods, and from 6pm to 6am the rest of the year.
Park entry fees
$12 per vehicle per day. Bus: $4.40 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day). There is no daily entry fee for teachers/educational supervisors (1 adult per 10 children).
Sphinx to Bobbin Head loop track starts at the Sphinx Memorial in the Bobbin Head precinct of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
- Take Bobbin Head Road to the North Turramurra entrance
- Just inside the park, turn right onto Sphinx Road and follow to the end
- Parking is available at Sphinx Memorial
- The Sphinx carpark closes at 5.30pm Monday to Sunday
- You’ll find toilets and picnic facilities at Bobbin Head
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.