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

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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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.

Summary

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.


Download maps and tracknotes for The Basin Track and Mackerel Track hiking track from wildwalks.com.