Who’s ready to get out into nature! We love just turning those computers and televisions off to spend a day with the family, checking out wildlife and enjoy the Australian wilderness!
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is Australia’s second oldest National Park (That’s pretty impressive!) and has been a family favourite for years!
This park is located in Sydney’s north, and really lets you feel completely immersed in nature so close to the metropolitan area of Sydney itself.
The Discovery Centre is a great area to start because you can chat to the friendly staff and really plan you trip, asking all the questions you might have. There is also a ton of fascinating information you can check out before you venture out into the park. There are displays on the Australian fauna, as well as Aboriginal heritage (which is very important to the region) as well as a 3-D slide show!
The Discovery Trail (which is wheelchair accessible) can start off your day with stunning views of Cockle Creek, where you might even spot local wildlife such as wallabies!
Then, your nature day begins! Explore and play around the winding creeks and check out where the stretches of ocean meet the rainforest! There are rock cliffs, eucalyptus and mangroves to enjoy too!
Fancy a spot of camping? Then head to The Basin where you can set up your family camp before taking on the walking tracks, mountain biking trails and incredible lookouts, as well as the significant Aboriginal sites. Take some time to get to know the history there!
You will still have plenty of time to enjoy the areas marinas, cafes, kiosks and of course picnic areas! Why not bring your own picnic and enjoy a family feast out with the wallabies!
If that wasn’t enough, there are a ton of activities to keep the whole family entertained. Swimming, sailing, horse riding, fishing, cycling, and driving tours, as well as exploring the nearby Barrenjoey Lighthouse. There are a number of tour operators so there is always a good chance you will find one that match what your kids love.
After your time in the wilderness make the most of the marina’s great facilities and bring your picnic hamper!