The Basin Track and Mackerel Track
  • Length: 5.9km

  • Duration: 3 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • 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


The Basin Track and Mackerel Track is a 5.9km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 hrs to complete.


This walk is a great way to see some popular areas in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The walk from West Head Rd travels to The Basin campsite and the ferry takes you over to Mackerel Beach. Before returning to West Head Rd the walk also gives the option to head down to Currawong Beach. There is plenty to do at the beach with swimming and picnic areas and clearings for other games.

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